“Without music, life would be a mistake” and as an aspiring musician or as a student of music you must have understood the deep and unspoken words under these lines. Music is like a deep ocean and the fathoms and rhythms of music can inspire millions to take up a career in music. But one of the bitter facts is, the world of music out there is not so easy. As a musician or an artist, people do struggle to make a mark in the industry. It’s no doubt a fulfilling and satisfying career but at the same, it comes with a set of uncertainties. One needs a lot of dedication, deep knowledge in music, and most importantly a huge level of passion to build a career in music.

If you are one of those who is ready to face all these challenges then you should be ready for a musical ride that you will have to take up for a career in music. There are a lot of renowned, reputed and famous music schools out there in the United States. But the fees are not very low. Somehow despite the challenges, struggles, and uncertainty, one has to go through in this career a musical degree is what will make you stand out in the crowd. That’s why a lot of schools charge a very huge price for their musical degrees.

According to US News, the average cost of a music school in the US is $48,000. It is not a very small and affordable price for many students. But the good news is that’s why there are many college scholarships available for Music students. So let’s talk about all the college scholarships offered to students of music.

Who can apply for a Music Scholarship?

Well, it is not possible to list out the exact eligibility criteria for a music scholarship. Because the eligibility criteria vary for different scholarships. The criteria listed below are quite generic. 

  • You must be willing to make a career in music and must be a student at a music school.

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

  • You must be between the ages of 17 and 24.

  • You must be a full-time college student.

  • Your grade point average must be at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

  • You must submit a resume, two letters of recommendation, and a two-minute visual recording sample.

 

Application Deadline

June 30, 2020

Award Amount

$4,755

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

felicia.swanson@alaska.gov

Contact Number

907-465-2980

About the Scholarship

What is the Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS)? Alaska Performance Scholarship is aimed towards high school students in the Alaska region of the United States. This caters to help students to bear with the cost of their postsecondary education. Usually, the high school students who...

Application Deadline

Varies

Award Amount

$500 - $5,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Contact Number

(303) 862-3001

About the Scholarship

This Colorado Student Grant (CSG) award is given to the qualified students with documented financial need, which is funded by the State of Colorado. The CSG aims at providing financial resources to the Colorado residents who would be unable to pursue their post-secondary education without any aid. Here, financial need is determined by using the student\'s EFC ...

Application Deadline

July 20, 2020

Award Amount

$7,093

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

ADS@mdc.edu

Contact Number

305-237-8888

About the Scholarship

Miami Dade College American Dream Scholarship The dream of every student to pursue higher education can become true with the aid of the American Dream Scholarship. The advantage of this scholarship is that it tries to encompass all the students who were not able to get full financial aid although being very bright and talented. The scholarship is ...

Application Deadline

April 01, 2020

Award Amount

$2,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

OSFA@fldoe.org

Contact Number

888-827-2004

About the Scholarship

Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund The Jose Marti Scholarship grant provides financial aid to students of Hispanic origin who attend public or private institutions in Florida. These grants are like awards to the eligible students going through financial crisis and do not have to be repaid. ...

Application Deadline

June 06, 2020

Award Amount

Varies

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

osfa@fldoe.org

Contact Number

888-827-2004

About the Scholarship

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Florida Bright Futures Scholarship is a scholarship program established in 1997 in the state of Florida. It is one of the best education funding options that the students can avail.  It is a merit-based and the applicants need to meet certain eligibility requirements. This lottery-funded scholars...

Application Deadline

June 30, 2020

Award Amount

$3,566

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

felicia.swanson@alaska.gov

Contact Number

907-465-2980

Application Deadline

June 30, 2020

Award Amount

$2,378

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

felicia.swanson@alaska.gov

Contact Number

907-465-2980

Application Deadline

December 16, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

2

Website

Link

Email Address

info@ar-chambersingers.org

Contact Number

501-377-1121

About the Scholarship

Music has always known to have a divine touch and it requires time and hard work blended with amazing talent to master this art. The Arkansas Chamber Singers Vocal/ Choral Music Scholarship acknowledges this talent and aims to nurture it by encouraging the students to build careers in the music field.  The Scholar...

Application Deadline

February 14, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

4

Website

Link

Email Address

janeen@omhof.org

About the Scholarship

The graduating high school senior students who are intending to pursue education and further, a career in the field of music are awarded financial assistance programs by the Oregon Music Hall of Fame. The Oregon Music Hall of Fame Scholarship is available to students in order to nurt...

Application Deadline

February 01, 2020

Award Amount

$20,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

info@bmifoundation.org

About the Scholarship

BMI Student Composer Awards is sponsored by BMI Foundation, Inc. The foundation was started in 1985 as a charity organization that helps support the establishment, performance, and music-related study through awards, scholarships, grants, and commission. The BMI Student Composers Awards is an open competition for every young composer engaged in the study of classical mus...