College Scholarships for Music Composition

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Scholarship NameAward
$2,000
Deadline
Mar 31
Offered by
Niche
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
Jun 17
Offered by
Scholarship Points
Description
ScholarshipPoints.com will give away more than $100,000 in scholarships this year including this $10,000 scholarship!
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$10,000
Deadline
Mar 31
Offered by
Unigo
Description
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Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program$2,000
Deadline
February 6
Renewable
No
Offered by
South Carolina State Department of Education
1429 Senate Street
Room 701-A
Columbia, SC 29201
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors in South Carolina public schools, have attended South Carolina public schools for the past two consecutive years and be U.S. citizens. There are four categories: creative writing, drama, music and visual arts. For the creative writing category, a sonnet, lyric or narrative poem no longer than one page must be submitted. For the drama category, an original, short, one-act play with a performing time of 20 to 45 minutes must be submitted. For the music category, an original composition of three to five minutes must be submitted. For the visual arts category, an original visual composition must be submitted. Compositions are judged on creativity, originality and quality of expression and content.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, composition and process folio are required.
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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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$10,000
Deadline
Mar 31
Offered by
Harris Poll Online
Description
Become a member of the Harris Poll Online and you could receive money for college just by taking simple surveys. Each survey you take gets you an entry to the scholarship drawing!
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Junior Composers Award$50-$200
Deadline
February 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Federation of Music Clubs Junior Composers Award
Karen Greenhalgh
8261 San Juan Range Road
Littleton, CO 80127
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. There are four age classes: 9 and under; 10-12; 13-15 and 16-18. Applicants must be members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. Selection is based on content and musicianship. There is a $1.25 entry fee plus state entry fee.
How to apply
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NFMC Lynn Freeman Olson Composition Awards$500-$1,500
Deadline
March 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Federation of Music Clubs Olson Awards
James Schnars
6550 Shoreline Drive
Suite 7505
St. Petersburg, FL 33708
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be at least in grade 7 and no older than age 25. Three awards are given, one for each category: intermediate (grades 7 to 9), high school (grades 10 to 12) and advanced (high school graduates through age 25). Applicants must be members of the National Federation of Music Clubs and must submit an original piano composition to be judged. This biennial award is given in odd-numbered years.
How to apply
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Stillman-Kelley Awards$500-$1,000
Deadline
February 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Federation of Music Clubs Stillman-Kelley Award
Sue Breuer
4404 Travis Country
Circle B4
Austin, TX 78735
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be instrumentalists under the age of 17 and be members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. This award rotates by region with the Northeastern and Southeastern regions in even years and Central and Western regions in odd years.
How to apply
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The ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer AwardsVaries
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.
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$1,000
Deadline
Apr 1
Offered by
Chegg
Description
Excited for college? Chegg wants to know what part of college your most looking forward to and why. Take two minutes to apply for $1,000 - You could be this month’s winner!
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The Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer AwardsVaries
Deadline
December 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
ASCAP Foundation
One Lincoln Plaza
New York, NY 10023
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be under the age of 30 and U.S. citizens or permanent residents. They must submit one original composition, including a score and performance, if possible.
How to apply
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Youth Free Expression Network Film ContestUp to $1,000
Deadline
December 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC)
275 Seventh Avenue
15th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Students must be 19 years or younger. Films must be four minutes or less in a variety of genres including documentary, music video and experimental. Top three winners receive cash stipends.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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