Scholarships for Musicians

If music isn’t what you do, but who you are then it's time to apply for one of these music scholarships!

Elizabeth Hoyt

January 07, 2016

Scholarships for Musicians

If music isn’t what you do, but who you are, keep reading.

Whether your passion lies in playing an instrument, songwriting, singing or any other study related to music, there are scholarships out there to help you pursue your passion.

If you’re musically talented, expressing yourself through your music is likely incredibly important to you. Similarly, scholarship providers are ready to express their support by helping you pay for school and supporting your dreams is incredibly important to them.

Allow yourself to create music and stay in harmony without the worry of paying for school by applying for one of the following scholarships for musicians, today!

Martha and Fred Arto Music Scholarship

Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors

The Martha and Fred Arto Music Scholarship is open to undergraduate students at Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music.

Apply for the Martha and Fred Arto Music Scholarship.

Berklee Writing and Composition Scholarship for Entering Students

Award: $8,000
Deadline: Varies
Available to: Entering College Freshmen

The Berklee Writing and Composition Scholarship for Entering Students is open to incoming students at Berklee College of Music.

You must have music-writing abilities in addition to your performance abilities (live audition).

Composition applicants may submit a CD of three original compositions, accompanied by written scores, in order to be considered for this award.

Apply for the Berklee Writing and Composition Scholarship for Entering Students.

Lawrence and Alma Berk Fund for the Superior Musician

Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomores through College Seniors

The Lawrence and Alma Berk Fund for the Superior Musician is open to returning students at Berklee College of Music. Selection is based on musical achievement.

Apply for the Lawrence and Alma Berk Fund for the Superior Musician.

Jazz Society of Oregon Scholarship

Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: Maximum Age 18 Years

The Jazz Society of Oregon Scholarship is open to middle school and high school students who are pursuing jazz studies.

You must be a resident of Oregon or Clark County, Washington to be eligible for this award.

You must also submit a one to three minute recording of an improvised solo and a letter of recommendation from your music teacher.

Apply for the Jazz Society of Oregon Scholarship.

Jimi Hendrix Scholarship

Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomore to College Senior

The Jimi Hendrix Scholarship is open to returning guitar students at Berklee College of Music.

Apply for the Jimi Hendrix Scholarship.

William Adam Trumpet Scholarship

Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

The William Adam Trumpet Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students at Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music.

You must be majoring in trumpet, jazz or music education to qualify for this award.

Apply for the William Adam Trumpet Scholarship.

Leonard Bernstein Scholarship

Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen to College Seniors

The Leonard Bernstein Scholarship is open to students at Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music.

Apply for the Leonard Bernstein Scholarship.

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