Music Scholarships

Do you play in the school band or have a band of your own? If you have a talent for music, even if you are not planning on majoring in Music in college, there are scholarships for you! Show off your musical talent with these scholarships.

If you do plan on majoring in music in college, there are even more scholarships for you to consider!

BMI Student Composer Awards
Sponsor: BMI Foundation, Inc.
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2019
Description: Award is open to citizens of a country in the Western Hemisphere who is engaged in the study of music with a recognized and established teacher (other than a relative). Applicant must have been born on after February 2, 1990. Applicant must submit one composition.

Winston Voice Scholarships
Sponsor: National Society of Arts and Letters
Amount: $12,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens between the ages of 16 and 22 years of age. Applicant must submit a ten-minute vocal performance. Scholarship funds are for private study, special training or personal advancement in the applicants’ future careers. The funds cannot be used for college tuition, housing or travel.

Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition
Sponsor: Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: March 4, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and first year college students who intend to make music a central part of their future. Applicant must submit an audition CD and a statement of musical intentions.

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award
Sponsor: From the Top
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: March 4, 2019
Description: Award is open to classical instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers between the ages of 8 and 18 who have not yet entered college during the 2018-2019 academic year.

MusicAuthority Scholarship
Sponsor: MusicAuthority
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are currently enrolled or accepted in a United States college. Applicant must submit a quick biography and an essay on how music has influenced them.

Ocean Awareness Student Contest
Sponsor: From the Bow Seat
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: June 17, 2019
Description: Contest is open to middle and high school students from around the world between the ages of 11 and 18 years of age. Applicant must focus on this year theme of “Presence of Future” and submit a piece of art, poetry, prose, film or music on this year’s theme. In addition to the general contest, there is a hometown award open to students from Boston, Massachusetts.

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