Performing Arts Scholarships

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

Bev Sellers Memorial Scholarships
Sponsor: Young Singers Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 25, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to young women involved in the barbershop art form, to assist in the furtherance of their music education. Applicant must be an undergraduate student studying music education or vocal pedagogy.

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.

Ruth K. Jacobs Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Choristers Guild
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: February 1, 2019
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 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.

American Legion – Department of Kansas Scholarships
Sponsor: The American Legion – Department of Kansas
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 15, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors and current college students from the state of Kansas. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships open to Nursing majors, children of veterans, Scouts, athletes, and students with talent in music and public speaking.

Nellie Love Butcher Music Scholarship
Sponsor: Daughters of the American Revolution
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: February 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students pursuing an education in piano or voice. Applicant must submit a performance CD. Special consideration shall be given to students currently attending the Duke Ellington School of Performing Arts in Washington, DC.

Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program
Sponsor: California State Fair
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: February 28, 2019
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.

Iowa Scholarship for the Arts
Sponsor: Iowa Art Council
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to outstanding high school seniors in Iowa who excel in the arts and will be enrolled in accredited educational programs leading to careers in the arts (literary arts, visual arts, performing arts).

National Italian American Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: The National Italian American Foundation
Amount: Up to $12,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
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 2019 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.

Nickels for Notes Scholarship
Sponsor: Federation of Women’s Clubs of Massachusetts
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
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 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.

SAG-AFTRA Foundation Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 15, 2019
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.

NATAS PSW Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: NATAS Pacific Southwest Chapter
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students enrolled in nine units or more and graduate students enrolled in six units or more for the coming Fall or Spring school year. Applicant must be a resident of the Pacific Southwest Chapter Area (San Diego, Las Vegas, Bakersfield, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara,Santa Maria or Palm Springs) and intending to pursue a career in television and related fields.

Princess Grace Theater Awards
Sponsor: Princess Grace Foundation-USA
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is for students in their last year of professional training at a non-profit school located in the United States. Applicant must submit online application, resume, personal statement and work samples. Student must be nominated by a school department chair/dean or company artistic director.

Doctor Almo Sebastianelli Drum Corps Scholarship
Sponsor: The American Legion – Department of Pennsylvania
Amount: $500
Closing Date: May 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in Pennsylvania who are the child or grandchild of a living or deceased Pennsylvania Legionnaire. Applicant must be a member of a high school band who is going on to higher education majoring in music.

Belin Arts Scholarship
Sponsor: F. Lammot Belin Arts Scholarship
Amount: Up to $12,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to individuals with talent in painting, sculpture, photography, music, drama, dance, literature, or architecture. Preference will be given to residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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