Scholarships for Performing Arts Majors

Lights, camera, action… student debt? Don’t let the fear of paying for schooling deter your from pursuing your dream major in the performing arts. Focus on your craft, and let scholarships help out with the rest. There are a number of scholarships available to students majoring in the performing arts. Some are for specific institutions, and others are awarded by national organizations that sponsor the arts. While some scholarships are specific to a particular form of performance, such as dance or theatre, others cover all students majoring in the performing arts. To qualify for these sometimes competitive scholarships, you may need to audition or send in a video of your talent. You may also have to prove financial need and have good academic standing. Check out the below scholarships to find the perfect one for you.

Showing 1-20 of 142 scholarships
View Details HEEF: Arts Scholarship Orange County Community Foundation
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  • 1,000 - 2,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Music|Art|Dance|Performing Arts|Drama|Visual Arts|Video|New Media|
  • School (College): Attend a |Four-year|College|
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The HEEF: Arts Scholarship is awarded to students enroll in a four-year college and major in: Art, Dance, Drama, Music, Performance Art, Video, Visual Arts, New Media or related major
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details John T. and Joann C. Wills Music Educator's Scholarship Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc.
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-31-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Music Education|Instrumental Music|Choral/Vocal Music|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Preston,WV|
  • Extracurricular: |School Organizations|Community Organizations|
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This scholarship was established to provide assistance to Preston County high school graduates pursuing study in music education, instrumental and choral/vocal. Applicant must be regularly enrolled in a college or university as an undergraduate student.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 1,000
  • 3 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Music Education|Music Performance|
  • Residence: Live in |San Buenaventura, CA|Ojai, CA|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|
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The Berenice Barnard Music Specialist Scholarship Fund is awarded to students who live the city of Ojai or the city of San Buenaventura. Applicant must be enrolling at an accredited four-year college or university to study Music.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Delray Beach Playhouse Ernest G. Simon Scholarship Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
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  • 1,000 - 7,500
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Theatre|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College or University|
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The scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to students who reside in the general service area of the Playhouse and who are seeking a study in theater at an accredited vocational school, two or four-year college or university.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details J.D. Riggs Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of North Central Washington
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Performing Arts|
  • School (K-12): |Wenatchee High School, Wenatchee, WA|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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J. D. Riggs Memorial Scholarship is provided to graduating senior of Wenatchee High School who wants to pursue a degree in the performing arts field, specificallyacting or singing. The program gives a $1,500 fund to one awardee who demonstrates talent, drive and the ability to overcome obstacles.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Emmy Witt Scholarship Endowment Arkansas Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Music|Art|
  • Residence: Live in |Greene, AR|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Two-year|Four-year|Accredited Vocational|Accredited Trade|
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Emmy Witt Scholarship Endowmentis given to high school graduating students of Greene County, Arkansas who will be pursuing a music and/or arts major. The scholarship offers $500 and the funds may be may be used for valid school-related expenses to further the recipients education.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 500 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Violin|Viola|Violoncello|Bass Violin|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|Master's-level study|
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Llewellyn L. Cayvan String Instrument Scholarship is offered to a student of violin, viola, violoncello, or the bass violin in an undergraduate or graduate level. The scholarship does not require residency or financial need to qualify.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 12,000 - 18,000
  • 2 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Music|Sacred Music|
  • School (College): |Accredited Institution|
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The scholarship is available to organists, other instrumentalists, vocalists, directors, and conductors preparing to engage in a course of study in the performance of sacred music at an accredited institution.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 590
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Art|Fine Arts|Dance|Drama|Vocal|Instrumental Music|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|Graduate Student|
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Lillian Thomas Hull and Charles M. Hull Fine Arts Scholarship is Created by Charles to honor his wife Lillians love of the arts, this fund provides support to Hancock County students in the form of scholarships.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Music|
  • School (College): |University|College|Maine|Accredited Music School|
  • Age / Grade Level: |18 Years or Older|
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The Barbara C. Littlefield Vocal Scholarship is awarded to student residents of the State of Maine. Applicants must perform at least two contrasting musical periods for a total of 10 to 15 minutes.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Music|
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|Maine|Accredited Music School|
  • Age / Grade Level: |18 Years or Older|
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The Emily K. Rand (now instrumental) Scholarship Fund is awarded to student residents of the State of Maine. Applicants must perform at least two contrasting musical periods for a total of ten to fifteen minutes.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000 - 4,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Music|Writing|
  • School (K-12): |Santa Ana Unified School District, CA|Laguna Beach Unified School District, Orange County, CA|Santa Ana Unified School District, Orange County, CA|Laguna Beach Unified School District, CA|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Accredited College or University|
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Robert C. and Lillian DuSoe Scholarship provides an educational fund of $1,000 to $4,000. The program aims to support graduating high school students of Laguna Beach Unified School District and Santa Ana Unified School District. The applicants must demonstrate an interest in and a marked aptitude for writing or music.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Hal Newman Memorial Music Scholarship Community Foundation of North Central Washington
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  • 3,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Vocal|Instrumental Music|
  • School (K-12): |Wenatchee High School, Wenatchee, WA|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|College|
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The Hal Newman Memorial Music Scholarship is awarded to graduating senior of Wenatchee High School. Applicant must be taking education in instrumental or vocalmusic at a four-year college or university.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Grand Rapids Combined Theatre Scholarships Grand Rapids Community Foundation
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  • 500 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Theatre|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
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This scholarship was established to benefit a full-time theatre arts student at an accredited college/university. Applicants must have a theatre experience at one of the local community theatres.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Music|
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Four-year|Accredited Public College|Accredited Private College|Los Angeles, CA|
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Bob and Evie Florence Memorial Scholarship Fund is provided to students who plans to major in Music. The $1,000 fund is given to an awardee who graduated or a graduating senior at any Ventura County or Los Angeles County high school. The program aims to support a student in pursuing college at a public or private accredited 4-year college or university.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 700
  • 2 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Music|
  • Residence: Live in |San Buenaventura, CA|Ojai, CA|
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|Accredited Community College|
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The Berenice Barnard Music Education Scholarship Fund is awarded to students who live in the city of San Buenaventura or Ojai. Applicants must have interest and involvement in music. Applicant must be enrolling full-time at an accredited community college or four-year college/university.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Bach Organ Scholarship The Rhode Island Foundation
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  • 800 - 1,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Organ Music|
  • School (College): Attend a |College| in |Rhode Island|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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Bach Organ Scholarship is a scholarship ranging from $800-1000. Applicants must be attending college in Rhode Island or a Rhode Island resident and are an organ music major.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details The Jay Franke Scholarship Diabetes Scholars Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 2 awards
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Music|Dance|Theatre|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Four-year|Trade School|Technical School|
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The scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshmen with type 1 diabetes who have high academic performance, are actively involved in the diabetes community, participate in community and/or extra-curricular activities and who have demonstrated that they are successfully managing the challenges of living with diabetes and pursuing an Arts Degree (music, theatre, dance).
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Roy W. Hill Music Scholarship Community Foundation of North Central Washington
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  • 20,000
  • 2 awards
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Music|
  • School (K-12): |High School|Chelan, WA|Douglas, WA|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|College|
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The Roy W. Hill Music Scholarship is awarded to graduating senior of a Chelan or Douglas county high school. Applicants must be students major in music
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Feb-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Musical Theatre|Theatre|
  • School (K-12): |Portage Central High School, Portage, MI|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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The Amy Elizabeth Bousfield Scholarship was established in honors the memory of Amy Elizabeth Bousfield. The scholarship is awarded to graduating high school senior of Portage Central High School and pursuing major in musical theater or theater
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
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