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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.

Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program

This award is available to Missouri resident undergraduate students who are enrolled full-time at a Missouri college or university. Students must demonstrate financial need and have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $12,000 or less.

Total: $4600 Awards:  49553
Deadline:  April 1

Sound Foundations Scholarship

U.S and international student who plan to enroll in a music production or recording arts degree program at Full Sail University in Florida are eligible for this award.

Total: $19000 Awards:  5

University of Maine Flagship Match Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors who plan to attend the University of Maine at Orono as an out-of-state student. Eligible applicants must be in the top 40 percent of their class and have an SAT score of 1120 or higher.

Total: $16490 Awards:  100
Deadline:  February 01

Cottey College Fine Arts Scholarship

This award is available to U.S. undergraduate students who are attending Cottey College in Missouri. Students must demonstrate a strong academic proficiency in art, dance, music, or theatre/speech.

Total: $1000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  February 01

McNally Smith College of Music Scholarship

Current or incoming U.S. business students attending McNally Smith College of Music are eligible for this award. Students must show ambition to pursue a career in the music industry.

Total: $7500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  February 01

Jewish Federation Academic Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. college juniors and seniors who are Jewish and demonstrate career promise in a helping profession. Students must also meet one or both of the following criteria: he/she was born or raised in either Cook County, the Chicago metropolitan area, or northwest Indiana OR he/she has completed one continuous year of full-time employment in Cook County or the Chicago metropolitan area prior to starting professional education.

Total: $120 Awards:  5000
Deadline:  February 01

Arts for Life! Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. and international high school seniors who are residents of the state of Florida and attend high school in Florida. Students must demonstrate artistic merit and academic excellence in creative writing, dance, music, theatre or visual arts.

Total: $2000 Awards:  25
Deadline:  February 01

Jamestown College Music Major Award

This award is available for U.S. students planning to attend Jamestown College in North Dakota. Applicants must plan to major in music, and must perform an audition in order to be considered for this award.

Total: $6500 Awards:  5
Deadline:  February 01

NFMC Vivian Menees Nelson Award for the Disabled and Visually Impaired

This music competition is open to U.S. citizens who are 25 to 34 years of age and are disabled or visually impaired. Applicants must submit a vocal or instrumental recording of solo classical pieces.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 01

NFMC Hinda Honigman Award for the Blind

This award is for legally blind U.S. students who have a strong interest in music, and have vocalist or instrumentalist skills. The student must have his/her 19th, but not 26th, birthday by March 1 of the year of auditions.

Total: $800 Awards:  2
Deadline:  February 01

Salute to Education Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Miami-Dade or Broward counties in Florida who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students must apply in one of the following categories: athletics; foreign language and language arts; leadership/service; mathematics/computer science; natural science; performing arts; social science; or visual arts and vocational/technical programs.

Total: $1500 Awards:  140
Deadline:  February 05

Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition for Young Opera Singers

This vocal competition is open to U.S. and Canadian residents who are 21-35 years of age as of the time of application and who are operatic singers. Applicants must be prepared to attend auditions in New York City or Los Angeles at their own expense.

Total: $12000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  February 07