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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.

NFMC Ernest A. Bluhm Flute Award

This award is open to U.S. students who are 19 to 25 years of age. Students must record themselves performing the required flute repertoire to enter.

Total: $700 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

NFMC/Irma Carey Wilson Music Therapy Award

This award is available for currently enrolled U.S. college sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students. Students must be pursuing a degree in music therapy or interning for music therapy, and must attend a school accredited by the American Music Therapy Association.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

NFMC Oscar Valentin Award

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who are 19 to 25 years of age. Students must submit a recorded performance of themselves playing the violin.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

NFMC Ruth B. Robertson Music Therapy Award

This award is for U.S. college junior and senior students only. Students must attend an accredited school approved by the American Music Therapy Association.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

NFMC Virginia Allison Collaborative Award

This award is open to U.S. students who are 19 to 25 years of age as of the application deadline. Students must submit a CD recording of a collaborative vocal or instrumental performance to enter.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

Drane and Steele Music Scholarship

This award is for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in music. Students must demonstrate financial need and maintain a permanent residence in one of the eligible central Pennsylvania counties.

Total: $5000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  March 01

Robert C. and Lillian N. DuSoe Scholarship

High school seniors graduating from schools in the Laguna Beach Unified or Santa Ana Unified School District who plan to major in writing or music are eligible for this award. Students must enroll full time and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $4000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  March 15

UNF Miyuki and Herbert Scheidel Classical Music Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors who are planning to attend the University of North Florida. Students must pursue a degree in classical music and meet the UNF Department of Music's entrance requirements. Students may qualify for this award based on academic merit or financial need.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  October 15

UNF Gray Scholarship

This award is available to U.S students who are planning to attend the University of North Florida as freshmen and major in a field within the College of Arts & Sciences. Students must have a UNF recalculated grade point average of 3.6 or higher and a SAT score of 1360 or higher or an ACT score of 28 or higher.

Total: $4000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  October 15

Vittoria Periord Memorial HCC Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Hillsborough County who have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Applicants must plan to major in writing, archeology, or music at Hillsborough Community College.

Total: $2600 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 14

Chicago Benton Bernstein Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Jewish graduate students who immigrated to the United States through the assistance of HIAS Chicago and/or applied for permanent residency or citizenship with the assistance of HIAS Chicago between Jan. 1, 2000 and the present. The student must be enrolled in professional study in one of the helping professions.

Total: $5 Awards:  5
Deadline:  January 21

Berenice Barnard Music Education Scholarship Fund

The Berenice Barnard Music Education Scholarship Fund is available for graduating high school seniors in Ojai or the city of Ventura who are planning to major in music in college.

Total: $700 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 05