Eligibility: Applicants must have declared music major and completed a minimum of 6.0 units in music or are currently enrolled in a minimum of 6.0 units. Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstrate leadership potential and musical ability. Applicants must intend to secure an A.A. or A.A.T. in music with an emphasis in piano performance and/or piano pedagogy. Students must intend to transfer to a four-year institution.
Irene Bovender Wade Hunley Memorial Scholarship $1,000 and over
Sponsor: Henry County Community Foundation
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors of New Castle High School who lack financial resources to further their education. Special consideration is given to the following students: those pursuing a beauty/cosmetology certificate, those studying piano or dance based on prior history with piano or dance, members of the First Baptist Church in New Castle, those who have worked part-time at a hospital or assisted living home while in high school, those students who were on the swim team all four years of high school or those with a family member who is serving or has served in the military.
How to apply: Applications are available online.
700 South Memorial Drive P.O. Box 6006 New Castle, IN 47362
Eligibility: Applicants must be piano students in either Music or Jazz studies degree program at CCRI with the stipulation that jazz students must also study classical piano literature. Students must not be Rhode Island Promise students.
Eligibility: Applicants must be FSU students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who have demonstrated ability to perform classical music as demonstrated by playing the piano, other classical instruments or through vocal performance.
Eligibility: Applicants must participate in a musical ensemble and enroll in one of the following: private music lessons or music classes once the scholarship is awarded. Students must be selected based on audition (by invitation) and may or may not major in music to be eligible for this scholarship, but students must maintain a GPA of 3.0.
Eligibility: Applicants must be talented music majors or Ensemble Participant Awards for non-music majors who participate in Corban s music ensembles (Concert Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, and Choir). Students must fill out a music scholarship application and indicate whether they are applying for a Music Major Scholarship or an Ensemble Participant Award for non-music majors. Applicants must contact the music department to arrange an audition and priority will be given to students who audition before March 1.
Eligibility: Applicants must be incoming students accepted for admission to Concordia who exhibit excellence in vocal or instrumental performance and/or composition. Students must submit a music scholarship application and perform a live finalist audition.
Eligibility: Applicants must be in good academic standing and must have maintained a minimum college GPA of 2.5. Students must have a complete the FAFSA on file. Students must prepare a video scholarship using the requirements listed below based on their primary instrument.
Eligibility: Applicants must be incoming first-year students with outstanding music performance skills demonstrated by an audition or compositional skills evidenced by written scores. Students must make a music performance or submit their representative scores as required by their respective area.
Music Teachers Association of California, Fresno County Branch Scholarship Varies
Sponsor: Fresno City College
Eligibility: Applicants must be piano majors attending Fresno City College who are enrolled in a piano class during the fall semester of the award year. Students must perform two pieces from contrasting periods and one must be memorized. Preference will be given to current or former students of MTAC, Fresno County Branch members.
NFMC Claire Ulrich Whitehurst Piano Award $250-500
March 1 in even numbered years
Sponsor: National Federation of Music Clubs
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school sophomores, juniors or seniors under age 18 and members of the National Federation of Music Clubs and must submit taped piano solo performances. There is a $10 entry fee.
How to apply: Applications are available online. Competition is offered in even numbered years.
Claire Ulrich Whitehurst Piano Award c/o Suzanne Carpenter P.O. Box 357275 Gainesville, FL 32635
Eligibility: Applicants must be interested in auditioning to be a piano student in the Fine Arts Department. Students must participate in an audition organized by the department. Applicants must submit their transcripts, an essay describing their educational and career goals and a confirmation page that a FAFSA was submitted (do not have to be eligible for Pell).
Eligibility: Applicants must be incoming freshmen, transfer or adult students enrolled full-time who sing or play musical instruments. Students must participate in the Gannon University concert band or mixed chorus during the academic year.
Stella Knobel & Mary Jean Carter Scholarship $2,500
Sponsor: Community Foundation of North Central Washington
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors or non-traditional students from Chelan, Douglas or Okanogan counties who have been accepted into an accredited institution in Washington, plan to enroll full-time and will major or minor in music. Selection is based on the strength of the overall application.
Stillman Kelley National Instrumental Awards $200-$1,000
Sponsor: National Federation of Music Clubs Stillman-Kelley Award
Eligibility: Applicants must be instrumentalists, must not reach their 19th birthday by March 1 and be members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. This award rotates by region with the Northeastern and Southeastern regions in even years and Central and Western regions in odd years.
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Nathalie Steinbach 15 Mount Vernon Avenue Fredericksburg, VA 22405