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 61-80 of 142 scholarships
Christine Schaefer Theatre Scholarship Hancock County Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • March 2023
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Education|Theatre|
  • Organization: KidsPlay, Inc. (Club)|Crazy Lake Act Teen Workshop (Club)
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
The R.L. Gillette Scholarship American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
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  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • April 2023
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Music|Literature|
  • Disability: |Legally Blind|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|Naturalized U.S. Citizen|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 17,000
  • 50 awards
  • Jan-15-2023
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Business Administration|Nursing|Mathematics|Business|Agriculture|Health Sciences|Computer Science|Performing Arts|Biology|Chemistry|Physics|Psychology|Visual Arts|Arts and Sciences|Marine Biology|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): Attend |University of Florida (FL)|Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FL)|University of Central Florida (FL)|Florida Atlantic University (FL)|Florida Institute of Technology (FL)|University of Miami (FL)|Florida International University (FL)|University of South Florida (FL)|Florida State University (FL)|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 3,000
  • 10 awards
  • April 2023
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Major: Study |Performing Arts|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
Louis Armstrong Scholarship at The University of New Orleans American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Music|
  • Character Trait: Show |Musicianship|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
Dr. Robert Hawkins Memorial Scholarship The John Philip Sousa Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Music Education|Instrumental Music|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|College|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Suzuki Music-Piano|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
Aurora Junior Womans Club Scholarship in Honor of Katy Fox Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2023
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Communications|Theatre|
  • Residence: Live in |Aurora, IL|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|Accredited Vocational|Accredited Trade|Accredited Professional Institution|Accredited Graduate School|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
Charlotte T. Reid Memorial Scholarship Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2023
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Music|
  • School (K-12): |East Aurora High School, Aurora, IL|West Aurora High School, Aurora, IL|
  • Residence: Live in |Aurora, IL|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
Herb Smith/Eunice Fleming Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Music|Dance|Musical Theatre|Theatre|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Music|Vocal|Piano|Musical Theatre|Hawaiian Music|Opera|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited U.S College or University|Accredited Hawai'i College or University|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
Fellowship for Composition & Film Scoring at Aspen American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Composition|Film Scoring|
  • School (College): |Aspen Music Festival and School, Aspen, CO|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Music|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public High School| in |Mendocino, CA|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
The Jonathan Family Scholarship Fund Community Foundation of Mendocino County
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Music|Architecture|Art|Design|Building Construction|
  • School (K-12): |Laytonville High School, Laytonville, CA|
  • School (College): Attend a |Four-year|Community College|Vocational School|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
Louis R. Forte Music Scholarship Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2023
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Music|
  • School (K-12): |East Aurora High School, Aurora, IL|West Aurora High School, Aurora, IL|
  • Residence: Live in |Aurora, IL|Kendall, IL|Southern Kane, IL|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
Reifsteck, Bud Memorial Scholarship Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2023
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Music|Fine Arts|Dance|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2023
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Music Education|Performing Arts|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|Community College|College|Vocational School|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|Sports|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • May-1-2023
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Fine Arts|Culinary Arts|Drama|Vocal|Instrumental Music|Visual Arts|Industrial Arts|Speech|
  • School (K-12): |Northeast High School, IA|
  • School (College): |University|Community College|College|Technical School|Post-Secondary Education|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
NYCDA Foundation College Scholarship New York City Dance Alliance (NYCDA)
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  • 5,000 - 160,000
  • 2 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Dance|Musical Theatre|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|High school junior|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
Study Scholarship for in the Field of Music German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Oct-31-2022
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Music|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
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