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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.

Lois Livingston McMillen Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to incoming and current female undergraduate students who reside in the Connecticut Community Foundation's 21-town service area. Students must have a grade point average of B- (2.75) or higher, and must pursue an artistic career (preference to those pursuing painting and design).

Total: $2000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  March 15

Evelyn & Bernard J. Zucker Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors and adult students entering their freshman year who reside in the Connecticut Community Foundation's 21-town service area. Students must have a grade point average of B- or higher and must major in the humanities.

Total: $2000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  March 15

N. Patricia Yarborough Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors and adult students entering their freshman year who reside in the Connecticut Community Foundation's 21-town service area. Students must have a grade point average of B- or higher, and must study music, art, dance, or theatre.

Total: $2000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  March 15

Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors and adult students entering their freshman year who reside in the Connecticut Community Foundation's 21-town service area. Students must have a grade point average of B- or higher, and must major in music (preferably piano or voice).

Total: $2000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  March 15

McMurry University Fine Arts Award for Incoming Freshmen

U.S. graduating high school seniors who plan to enroll in a fine arts program at McMurry University in Texas are eligible for this award.

Total: $2500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  March 15

Mark P. Tiner Scholarship

High school seniors graduating from the Santa Ana Unified School District, Anaheim Union High School, Placentia-Yorba Linda School District, or the Fullerton Joint Union High School District are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher, demonstrate financial need, and completed 300 or more community service hours over the course of four years.

Total: $1000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  March 15

Beekhuis Scholarship

This scholarship is open to high school seniors who reside in New Castle County, Delaware, and plan to pursue a degree in chemistry, physics, biology, other science, mathematics, or music. Students must demonstrate financial need.

Total: $3000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 15

San Clemente High School Math, Science, and Arts Scholarship

This award is for high school seniors from San Clemente High School in California who plan to study math, science, or art at an accredited four-year university or college.

Total: $4000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  March 15

Sub Pop 'Loser' Scholarship

International and U.S. high school seniors who are residents of Washington or Oregon are eligible for this award. Students must be involved and/or interested in music and/or the creative arts in some way and plan to enroll full time at an accredited college or university.

Total: $7000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  March 20

CBCF Spouses USA Performing Arts Scholarship

This award is for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are or will be attending an accredited college or university full-time. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA and be planning to or currently pursuing a degree leading to a career in the performing arts.

Total: $3000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  March 31

NFMC Elizabeth Paris French Horn Award

This award is open to U.S. students who are 19 to 25 years of age. Students must submit a CD of themselves playing the required French horn repertoire.

Total: $1750 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 01

Aiko Susanna Tashiro Hiratsuka Memorial Scholarship

High school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students who are planning to major or are majoring in the performing arts are eligible for this award. Students must be national members of JACL.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 01