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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.

The Aux Project.Org Scholarship

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, all applicants must be: -Currently enrolled in a US high school or at an accredited US university or college -In grade 12 in high school, or a first-year undergrad in college as of July 1, 2021 -In good academic standing with a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 1
2020

Higher Education Academic Scholarship Program (Bright Flight)

This award is available to Missouri high school seniors who are planning to attend an eligible Missouri postsecondary institution. The student must have completed the SAT or ACT assessment during the senior year of high school and score within the top five percent of the state.

Total: $3000 Awards:  8000
Deadline:  July 31
2020

Notes for Life Scholarship (College/Graduate)

The Notes for Life Scholarship Fund is available for undergraduate and graduate students in Boone County, Missouri, St. Louis County, Missouri or Klamath County, Oregon who are seeking to pursue additional education and development in instrumental music, singing, or dance.

Total: $1020 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 1
2020

Notes for Life Scholarship Fund (K-12)

The Notes for Life Scholarship Fund is available for K to 12 students in Boone County, Missouri, St. Louis County, Missouri or Klamath County, Oregon who is seeking to pursue additional education and development in instrumental music, singing, or dance.

Total: $1020 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 1
2020

Olivet College Gospel Choir Scholarship

This award is for U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students who major in gospel choir at Olivet College in Michigan.

Total: $10000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  August 1
2020

Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success

This award is available for U.S. and international undergraduate students who feel passionately about the career and educational path they are pursuing. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and submit an essay about his/her chosen profession.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 31
2020

MTNA Chamber Music Performance Competition

This music ensemble competition performance is open to U.S. students who are 18-26 years of age as of Jan. 1. Ensembles may consist of the following instruments in any combination: brass (trumpet, horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba), piano, string (violin, viola, cello, string bass), voice (maximum of two vocalists in an ensemble with instruments), and woodwind (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone).

Total: $3000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  September 11
2020

MTNA Junior Performance Competition

This music performance competition is open to U.S. students who are 11-14 years of age as Jan. 1. The competition categories are piano, string (violin, viola, cello, string bass), and woodwind (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone).

Total: $1000 Awards:  13
Deadline:  September 11
2020

MTNA Young Artist Performance Competition

This music performance competition is open to U.S. students who are 19-26 years of age as of Jan. 1. Students must enter in one of the following categories: brass (trumpet, horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba); piano; string (violin, viola, cello, string bass); voice; woodwind (flute, clarient, oboe, bassoon, saxophone).

Total: $3000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  September 11
2020

Jazz Education Network (JEN) Scholarship Program

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who are 14 years of age or older that display an exceptional talent and potential in jazz performance and/or education or industry. Applicants must demonstrate potential for growth, artistic accomplishments, and leadership skills; university students must also demonstrate financial need.

Total: $3000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  September 15
2020

MTNA Composition Competition

This competition for musical compositions is open to U.S. students who are 5-26 years of age as of Jan. 1, 2019. Students must submit an original musical composition in any style.

Total: $3000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  September 16
2020

Lessons In Your Home

If you're an aspiring or current musician, this scholarship is being offered to help fund your educational expenses.

Total: $500 Awards:  500
Deadline:  October 24
2020