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Many musicians develop their gift for playing music way before college. Maybe it starts with a piano lesson in first grade, an infatuation with guitar at 12, or playing a melody on a toy flute at 3. Musicians hear music in their head and it comes through in the instrument they play. Over time, dedicated musicians continue to develop their skills and knowledge of music. And it’s this dedication and love for the art that help push musicians to continue their education. If you wish to study music, don’t let the price tag of a college education stop you from pursuing your dreams. Scholarships for music majors can help cover the costs of tuition, books, room and board, fees, and more. Start with this directory of scholarships for music majors, and apply online. For even more scholarships, fill out a free Unigo profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship for Migrant Farmworkers

Students who are 16 years of age or older who are interested in pursuing the development of their talents in an art discipline may apply for this award. Students must have a history of movement to obtain work in agriculture.

Total: $2500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  November 1
2019

Harvey Fellowship

This award is available for U.S. and international Christian graduate students. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement and commitment to Christian values.

Total: $12000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  November 1
2019

Dr. Robert Hawkins Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available to U.S. and international students who are pursuing a degree in instrumental (band) music education. Applications are accepted from Sept. 1 to Dec. 5 annually.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 5
2019

Marine Band Concerto Competition

This music competition is open to U.S. citizens in grades 9-12. Students must play a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 15
2019

WBDI College Scholarship Program

This award is available to any female student who is enrolled in a university music curriculum pursuing a degree in music education with the intention of becoming a band director.

Total: $500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  December 1
2019

UR Richmond Scholars Program - Artist Scholars

This scholarship is available for U.S. and international high school seniors who plan to attend the University of Richmond. Students must display extraordinary artistic talent and plan to major or minor in the visual or performing arts.

Total: $50000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  December 1
2019

University of Maine Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors who will graduate from a state-approved Maine high school and plan to attend the University of Maine at Orono.

Total: $3000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  December 1
2019

DePaul University Music Performance Scholarship

U.S. graduating high school seniors who plan to attend the DePaul University School of Music are considered for this award upon completing an audition for admissions.

Total: $16000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  December 9
2019

Al Downing Jazz Education

This award is available for high school seniors in Pinellas County, Florida who are active in jazz music and plan to pursue a career or major in music.

Total: $1333 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 15
2020

John Allen Blank Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Pinellas County, Florida who demonstrate an interest in art. Applicants must be the son or daughter of a classroom teacher, and must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Pinellas Promise Music Education Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Pinellas County, Florida who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and plans to major in music education. Applicants must demonstrate a history of community service as well as unmet financial need.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 15
2020

University of Oregon Staton Scholarship

This award is for U.S. students who will be incoming freshmen at the University of Oregon. Students must be residents of Oregon and must demonstrate extraordinary financial need.

Total: $6550 Awards:  12
Deadline:  January 15
2020