Performing Arts Scholarships

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

CAA Scholars Program
Sponsor: CAA Foundation | UNCF
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: September 24, 2020
Description: Program is open to incoming freshman from the greater Nashville, great Los Angeles, and New York metro areas, with preference given to students planning to pursue careers in the entertainment or sports industries. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need.

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award
Sponsor: From the Top
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2020 extended to September 30, 2020
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 2020-2021 academic year. This is the first deadline. Deadline II is January 4, 2021, and Deadline III is March 3, 2021. High school seniors must apply by December 4, 2020.

Marching Band Scholarships
Sponsor: Music for All
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: October 5, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who participate in marching band. Applicant must be nominated by the directors of bands performing at a Bands of America Regional, Super Regional, or Grand National Championship.

Pretty Photoshop Actions Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Pretty Photoshop Actions
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students in the United States or Canada. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to Photoshop.

Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship
Sponsor: Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE)
Amount: Up to $1,750
Closing Date: October 15, 2020
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, 2020
Description: Competition is open to any interested author. Applicant must submit a paper on any topic related to opera.

The Music Center Spotlight Program
Sponsor: The Music Center
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 16, 2020
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!

YoungArts Competition
Sponsor: National YoungArts Foundation
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: October 16, 2020
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.

Harvey Fellows Program
Sponsor: Mustard Seed Foundation
Amount: $16,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2020
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.

Concerto Competition
Sponsor: United States Marine Band
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: November 15, 2020
Description: Competition is open to high school musicians (grades 9-12) enrolled during the 2020-2021 academic year. Performers of woodwind, brass, or percussion instructions may apply. Applicant must select one of the works listed on the application for their instrument and submit an audio recording of their performance accompanied by piano, band, or orchestra.

Nextiva Business Scholarship
Sponsor: Nextiva
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students with at least a 3.0 GPA and plans to major in a business or STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) program.

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award
Sponsor: From the Top
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: December 4, 2020
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 2020-2021 academic year. This is the deadline for high school seniors only. Younger students may still apply. Deadline II is January 4, 2021, and Deadline III is March 3, 2021.

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award
Sponsor: From the Top
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: January 4, 2021
Description: Award is open to classical instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers between the ages of 8 through high school juniors. This is the second deadline. Deadline III is March 15, 2021.

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award
Sponsor: From the Top
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: March 15, 2021
Description: Award is open to classical instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers between the ages of 8 through high school juniors.

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