College Scholarships for Careers in Music

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Scholarship NameAward
$2,000
Deadline
Jul 31
Offered by
College Prowler
Description
Students can use the money to help cover tuition, housing, meal plans, books, computers, or any education-related expenses.
How to apply
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$10,000
Deadline
Sep 30
Offered by
Unigo
Description
Apply to win one of four $10,000 college scholarship with just 5 Simple Words that illustrate what life will be like 10 years after college graduation. Just answer a few short and simple questions to complete the application for a chance to win $10,000 toward your college education.
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$1,000 - $1,000
Deadline
Sep 30
Offered by
Niche Parent Survey
Description
Love it or hate it, tell us about your child's school! A few survey responses will earn you an entry into our monthly $1,000 Parent Survey Scholarship that can be used to finance your child's education.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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ARS Recorder Workshop ScholarshipsUp to $300
Deadline
April 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
American Recorder Society
1129 Ruth Drive
St. Louis, MO 63122-1019
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants may be players of all ages and ability levels--recent scholarship winners range in age from 12 to 65. Applicants should show a serious interest in the recorder and enjoy sharing their love of the instrument with others. They do NOT need to be a member of ARS.
How to apply
Applications are available online. Applications for weekend scholarships are accepted up to two months before the event. Applications for summer workshops are due April 15.
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Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Performing Arts ScholarshipUp to $3,000
Deadline
March 2
Renewable
No
Offered by
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
1720 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants do NOT need to be African American but must reside or attend school in a congressional district represented by a CBC member. Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA, and they must be enrolled or accepted into a full-time undergraduate degree program. Applicants must show leadership qualities and community service participation.
How to apply
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$1,000
Deadline
Jul 31
Offered by
Cappex
Description
This is an easy scholarship offered every month. There is no GPA requirement and no essay to write! All you have to do is create a Cappex profile. Click ‘apply’ and you may have just made $1,000!
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts Scholarship$1,000
Deadline
March 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts
Robert A. Schilling
4702 Graceland Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208-3504
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be full-time music students pursuing a career in sacred music who are either entering freshmen or already enrolled in an accredited college, university or school of theology or pursuing an academic education in worship; be members of the United Methodist Church or be employed in the United Methodist Church for at least a year before applying and show Christian character and participation in Christian activities. Students must also demonstrate musical or other artistic talent and leadership potential. Applicants must submit applications, transcripts, personal statements and three reference letters.
How to apply
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John Lennon Scholarship CompetitionUp to $20,000
Deadline
April 5
Renewable
No
Offered by
BMI Foundation Inc.
320 W. 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be age 15 to 25 and write an original song to be reviewed by a prestigious panel of judges. Entries are to be submitted by music schools, universities, youth orchestras and the Music Educators National Conference (MENC).
How to apply
Please see the website for a full list of eligible organizations that may submit entries.
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Morton Gould Young Composer AwardVaries
Deadline
February 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
ASCAP Foundation
One Lincoln Plaza
New York, NY 10023
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be composers who have not turned 30 before January 1 of the current year. They must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents or enrolled students with a student visa. Applicants must submit an original composition.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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NFMC Hinda Honigman Award for the Blind$450-$800
Deadline
February 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Federation of Music Clubs (NC)
Regina Einig
864 Schoolhouse Road
Carbondale, IL 62902-7928
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 25, be an instrumentalist or vocalist and submit an affidavit from an ophthalmologist stating that they are blind. Applicants must also be affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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$500
Deadline
Jun 1
Offered by
HSJunior
Description
Open to all high school juniors in the class of 2016.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Visual and Performing Arts Achievement Awards$1,000
Deadline
March 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Golden Key International Honour Society
Scholarship Program Administrators
Golden Key Scholarships/Awards
P.O. Box 23737
Nashville, TN 37202
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate members who are currently taking classes at a degree-granting program. Selection is based on the work submitted. For the visual arts, students must submit a slide or slides of their artwork. For the performing arts, students must submit a videotape or DVD of a performance up to 10 minutes. The competition categories are: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, computer-generated art/graphic design/illustration, mixed media, instrumental performance, vocal performance and dance.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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