Performing Arts Scholarships

Scholarships open to students interesting in and/or majoring in the performing arts including Dance, Music, and Theatre/Drama.

BMI Student Composer Awards
Sponsor: BMI Foundation, Inc.
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2020
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, 1992. Applicant must submit one composition.

Ruth K. Jacobs Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Choristers Guild
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: February 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to junior and senior college students and graduate students who are full-time Music majors with choral church music as a primary intent.

Winston Classical Voice Scholarships
Sponsor: National Society of Arts and Letters
Amount: $12,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2020
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.

AMCA Music Scholarships
Sponsor: Male Chorus Association
Amount: Up to $1,200
Closing Date: March 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time male college students in a Bachelor’s degree program who are music majors (vocal or choral emphasis preferred). Applicant must be sponsored by a chorus of the Associated Male Choruses of America.

National Italian American Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: The National Italian American Foundation
Amount: Up to $12,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical, and legal students who will be enrolled in higher education for the Fall 2020 semester and have a GPA of at least 3.5. Applicant must have at least one ancestor who immigrated from Italy. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships open to specific majors and state residency.

Nichols for Notes Music Scholarship
Sponsor: Federation of Women’s Clubs of Massachusetts
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to seniors in a Massachusetts high school or students who are homeschooled in Massachusetts. Applicant must plan to major in Piano, Instrument, Music Education, Music Therapy, or Voice.

Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition
Sponsor: Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: March 2, 2020
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.

Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program
Sponsor: California State Fair
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: March 3, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are legal residents of California. There are 14 categories of scholarships – see website for details. In addition to the general scholarships, there are specific scholarships open to Agriculture, Art, Business, Culinary Arts, Education, Enology, Hospitality Management or Viticulture majors.

AFB Scholarship
Sponsor: American Foundation for the Blind
Amount: Up to $3,500
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students who are legally blind. Applicant must be studying computer science, engineering, life sciences, Music, or a field related to the rehabilitation or education of personals who are blind or visually impaired.

SAG-AFTRA Foundation Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are SAG-AFTRA members and/or dependents of SAG-AFTRA members who are active and in good standing. In addition to required application materials, applicant must submit an essay on a topic of their choice.

SETC Scholarships
Sponsor: Southeastern Theatre Conference, Inc.
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students attending school in the 10 state region of SETC (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia). Applicant must be studying or planning to study theater or a closely related field.

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