Music Scholarships

Millions of scholarships, personalized results. Sign up and get matched to scholarships that are perfect for you. Start Your Search

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.

John Allen Blank Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Pinellas County, Florida who demonstrate an interest in art. Applicants must be the son or daughter of a classroom teacher, and must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 17

Pinellas Promise Music Education Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Pinellas County, Florida who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and plans to major in music education. Applicants must demonstrate a history of community service as well as unmet financial need.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 17

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

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

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

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

Josephine De Karman Fellowship

This award is for college seniors who will receive a bachelor's degree by June and candidates for a Ph.D. who will defend their dissertation by June.

Total: $25000 Awards:  8
Deadline:  January 31

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

Charline E. McCue Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. and international undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in culinary arts, dance, music, fashion design, theater, or writing. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 01

Jane Matthews Memorial Scholarship

This award is available to U.S. and international undergraduate and graduate students who are residents of Oklahoma and majoring in music. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $600 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 01

BMI Student Composer Awards Program

This competition for original musical compositions is open to citizens of countries in the Western Hemisphere that are 27 years of age or under as of the application deadline. Entrants must be studying music either in an educational institution or with a private teacher.

Total: $5000 Awards:  9
Deadline:  February 01

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