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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.

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

Virginia E. Christakos Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, provided in honor of Virginia E. Christakos, is available to undergraduate students at Florida State College of Jacksonville who are enrolled in a visual or performing arts program.

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

Dear Jack Scholarship

The Dear Jack Scholarship is available for high school seniors and undergraduate students in the U.S. who have been diagnosed with cancer. Applicants must be majoring in music.

Total: $5000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  January 31
2020

Doris & Clarence Glick Classical Music Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for Hawaii undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in music with an emphasis in classical music. Students must have a grade point average of 2.7 or higher.

Total: $1500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  January 31
2020

Gerrit R. Ludwig Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for Hawaii undergraduate and graduate students; preference is given to students who are majoring in fine arts or classics. Students must be graduates of one of the following East Hawai'i public schools: Hilo, Honoka'a, Kea'au, Laupahoehoe, Pahoa, or Waiakea.

Total: $14750 Awards:  3
Deadline:  January 31
2020

HCF Community Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for Hawaii undergraduate and graduate students who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1508 Awards:  61
Deadline:  January 31
2020

Washington American Indian Endowed Scholarship

This award is available to Washington undergraduate and graduate students who are currently attending or planning to attend a postsecondary institution in Washington. The student must have close cultural and social ties to an American Indian community in Washington.

Total: $2000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  February 1
2020

BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship

This scholarship is open to current master's and doctoral students at select U.S. institutions who are degree candidates in one of the following majors: jazz and studio music, jazz composing and arranging, jazz performance, jazz performance and pedagogy, jazz studies, jazz studies and contemporary media. Students must submit three recordings of recent performances to enter.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 1
2020

Nashville Songwriting Scholarship

This songwriting competition is open to current full- and part-time students at U.S. colleges and universities who are 17 to 24 years of age as of the application deadline date. Students must submit an original song with lyrics and instrumentation in one of the following genres: Americana, blues, bluegrass, contemporary Christian, country, folk, and roots.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 1
2020

peermusic Latin Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students attending a college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico who submit an original musical composition in the Latin genre. Each applicant must be between the ages of 17 and 24 as of the application deadline date.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 1
2020

Columbia College of Missouri Talent Award

This award is for U.S. students who are planning to attend or are currently attending Columbia College of Missouri. Students must demonstrate talent in art, music, or athletics to be eligible for this award.

Total: $3000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  February 1
2020

Cedric H. Glover Performing Arts Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for high school seniors in Monroe, Ohio who plan to major in music or performing arts at an accredited college or university in the U.S. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Total: $440 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 14
2020