Scholarships for Instrumental Music Majors

Do you aspire to major in Instrumental Music? To avoid the fate of a starving musician, you may want to look for help paying college tuition and fees. The good news: There are many college scholarships for students interested in mastering instrumental music. Foundations and other nonprofits fund many scholarships for instrumental music majors. Others are awarded by groups affiliated with state and local governments. Common requirements to be eligible for these scholarships include academic achievement –minimum GPA requirements often range from 2.5 to 3.5 – and financial need. Many also require students to demonstrate some talent in music, often through the submission of a portfolio or an audition. While some scholarships for music majors require students to study at a specific school, others are made available to students enrolled in any accredited institution, including 4-year schools, community colleges and graduate schools. Find the right scholarship for your situation below.

Showing 1-13 of 13 scholarships
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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  • 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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  • 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
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 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 Nickels for Notes Music Scholarship General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts (GFWC of MA)
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Music Education|Vocal|Instrumental Music|Music Therapy|Piano|
  • School (College): Attend a college in |Massachusetts|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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Nickels for Notes Music Scholarship is a $500 fund provided to music students who are majoring in piano, instrument, music education, music therapy or voice. The scholarship is open to high school seniors of Massachusetts or home schooled students.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Instrumental Music|
  • Organization: Blacksburg High School Band (School Band)
  • School (K-12): |Blacksburg High School, Blacksburg, VA|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students from Blacksburg High School Band pursuing a career in instrumental music. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, dedication to high school symphonic and marching bands and musicianship.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 3,000
  • 1 award
  • July 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Organ Music|
  • School (College): Attend |Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (IL)|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Heroism|
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The scholarship is intended to be an encouragement to organ students who are preparing careers as church musicians.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details 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|
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The Dr. Robert Hawkins Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student attending college or university. Applicants must be pursuing major in instrumental, music education
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Suzuki Music-Piano|
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Barbara Schneiderman Memorial Scholarship for Piano Enrichment is provided to students who has completed two years of Suzuki music. The award will cover the tuition for the Suzuki camp or music camp.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
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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|
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This scholarship was established to benefit undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a career in music, specifically piano and/or voice, with emphasis on Hawaiian music, opera or musical theatre. Applicants must be seriously committed to music training, a career in music and dedicated to artistic excellence. Financial need is required.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • May-1-2018
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|
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The scholarship is for Northeast High School students pursuing post-secondary education at, but not limited to, community colleges, occupational programs, technical schools and colleges and universities.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Pearl L. Harrison Fine Arts Endowment Fund Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc.
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Music|Piano|
  • School (College): Attend an |Historically black colleges and universities|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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The Pearl L. Harrison Fine Arts Endowment Fund is awarded to a student pursuing major in music. Applicants must have completed one semester from Historically black colleges and universities
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
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