Performing Arts Scholarships

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

NCJW/LA Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women | Los Angeles
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2021
Description: Scholarships are open to students who live and attend school in the Greater Los Angeles area, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and Ventura Counties. Applicant must be trying to better their lives through education in the aftermath of trauma, loss and other setbacks. There are scholarships open to all majors and specific scholarships for nursing majors, mothers, non-traditional students, education majors, and film/television/cinema/theater majors.

Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship
Sponsor: Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE)
Amount: Up to $1,750
Closing Date: October 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in a field related to one of the disciplines represented by SHAPE (health education, physical education, physical activity, dance, sport).

Scholarly Paper Competition
Sponsor: National Opera Association
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 15, 2021
Description: Competition is open to any interested author. Applicant must submit a paper on any topic related to opera.

YoungArts Competition
Sponsor: National YoungArts Foundation
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2021
Description: Competition is open to students between the ages of 15 and 18 who have talent in visual, literary, design or performing arts. There is a $35 application fee, but it can be waived if you meet requirements.

The Music Center Spotlight Program
Sponsor: The Music Center
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 18, 2021
Description: Program is open to Southern California high school students who have talent in Acting, Non-Classical Voice, Classical Voice, Non-Classical Dance, Ballet, Jazz Instrumental and Classical Instrumental. Applicant must submit an audition video. Each category will be limited to 400 applicants, so get your application in early!

Harvey Fellows Program
Sponsor: Mustard Seed Foundation
Amount: $16,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2021
Description: Program is open to Christian students who are pursuing graduate studies at premier universities in fields considered to be underrepresented by Christians and who possess a unique vision to impact society through their vocations. Past successful applicants were preparing for careers in Business, Economics, Finance, International diplomacy, security, journalism and media, visual and performing arts, public policy, and applied and theoretical sciences. Students from all nations are encouraged to apply.

Dr. Robert Hawkins Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: The John Philip Sousa Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 5, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently attending a college or university in the United States who are working towards a degree in instrumental (Band) music education.

Jon Borowicz Scholarship
Sponsor: Vermont Philharmonic
Amount: $500
Closing Date: November 6, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are Vermont residents and participate weekly in Vermont music programs for youth.

Stanfield and D’Orlando Legal and Art Scholarships
Sponsor: Unitarian Universalist Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students with an active relationship with Unitarian Universalism. Applicant must be studying in the fields of art or law.

Lessons In Your Home Scholarship
Sponsor: Lessons In Your Home
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 25, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to prospective and enrolled college students who will be studying aspects of music, music business, performance, or production (major or minor in any music school program).

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