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Top 77 Music Scholarships in March 2024

Written by Maria Geiger

Maria Geiger is Director of Content at Scholarships360. She is a former online educational technology instructor and adjunct writing instructor. In addition to education reform, Maria’s interests include viewpoint diversity, blended/flipped learning, digital communication, and integrating media/web tools into the curriculum to better facilitate student engagement. Maria earned both a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature from Monmouth University, an M. Ed. in Education from Monmouth University, and a Virtual Online Teaching Certificate (VOLT) from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Updated: March 1st, 2024

Music is such a passion for certain students that they want to make a career out of doing what they love. While a career as a music teacher is rewarding for many, there are other options, including audio engineering, video game sound design, and music therapy. Whatever musical career path you decide upon, you can undoubtedly use a few scholarships to help fund your education.

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$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

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Offered by Scholarships360

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1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Scholarships360

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The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

$2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

Creativity Takes Courage Scholarship for Art Students

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Offered by Scholarships360

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1 award worth $500
Deadline Jan 31, 2025
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Scholarships360

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This award is open to students studying any form of visual and/or performing arts who write an essay expressing their views on creativity and courage.…Show More

This award is open to students studying any form of visual and/or performing arts who write an essay expressing their views on creativity and courage.…Show More

This award is open to students studying any form of visual and/or performing arts who write an essay expressing their views on creativity and courage. The French artist Henri Matisse once said, “another word for creativity is courage.” Artists can be loved and appreciated for their work, but they also have the potential to be criticized and rejected. Releasing art into the world involves overcoming fear and self-doubt. Even the most successful artists grapple with questions like “am I good enough?” or “will people like this?” If you’re a creative student who has ever struggled with these questions, we encourage you to apply for this scholarship! See the “Application Information” section below for details regarding the essay prompt. Please note that applicants will be reviewed based on both the quality of their essay and quantity of scholarships applied for on the Scholarships360 platform. Scholarships360 users who are more active on the platform will be given higher consideration. We look forward to reading your application! Show Less

1 award worth $500
Deadline Jan 31, 2025
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

$40,000 BigFuture Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application
Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application

Open to US-based high school students in the class of 2025 and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the class of 2025 and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the class of 2025 and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Niche $25,000 No Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Expired deadline March 2025
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Niche

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year.

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year.

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year.

1 award worth $25,000
Expired deadline March 2025
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Niche $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Niche

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarship Program

Offered by The Kosciuszko Foundation

Multiple awards worth up to $7,000
Deadline Mar 4, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by The Kosciuszko Foundation

The Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarship Program is funded by The Kosciuszko Foundation, an organization that promotes educational and cultural exchanges between the United States and…Show More

The Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarship Program is funded by The Kosciuszko Foundation, an organization that promotes educational and cultural exchanges between the United States and…Show More

The Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarship Program is funded by The Kosciuszko Foundation, an organization that promotes educational and cultural exchanges between the United States and Poland to increase the American understanding of Polish culture and history. Thus, each year, the Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarship Program awards up to $7,000 to multiple graduate students of Polish descent studying in the U.S. or at English Schools of Medicine in Poland. If this scholarship sounds like a fit for you, keep on reading for more application details.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $7,000
Deadline Mar 4, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students
Get Started

Liam Hood Scholarship Fund

Offered by The Alaska Community Foundation

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline Mar 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by The Alaska Community Foundation

Are you a graduating high school senior from Alaska who is planning to pursue a four-year degree and has a demonstrated interest in music or…Show More

Are you a graduating high school senior from Alaska who is planning to pursue a four-year degree and has a demonstrated interest in music or…Show More

Are you a graduating high school senior from Alaska who is planning to pursue a four-year degree and has a demonstrated interest in music or art? If so, consider applying for the Liam Hood Scholarship Fund! Each year, the scholarship awards $5,000 to one incoming undergraduate student from Alaska who has been involved in music or art either through a high school course or an extracurricular activity. This scholarship was established in honor of Liam Hood, a "playful, curious, and creative boy who loved the outdoors, was eager to learn and experience new things," and had a passion for all things nature and art-related. If you have an interest in music or art just like Liam and are an Alaskan high school senior planning to pursue a post-secondary education, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline Mar 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

$25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Sven & Lorraine Eriksson Alaska Fund

Offered by The Alaska Community Foundation

Multiple awards worth up to $2,500
Deadline Mar 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by The Alaska Community Foundation

Will you be enrolled full-time at the University of Alaska for the upcoming academic year and plan to study electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering,…Show More

Will you be enrolled full-time at the University of Alaska for the upcoming academic year and plan to study electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering,…Show More

Will you be enrolled full-time at the University of Alaska for the upcoming academic year and plan to study electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, or music? If so, consider applying for the Sven & Lorraine Eriksson Alaska Fund! Each year, the scholarship awards up to $2,500 per year for up to 4 years (maximum of $10,000) to multiple University of Alaska students who demonstrate financial need and leadership qualities. In addition, incoming freshman applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, while continuing university students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The scholarship was named in honor of Sven and Lorraine Eriksson, a married couple who dedicated their careers to the pursuit of electrical engineering and equipment, and who spent their lives flying, skiing, hunting, and fishing with their two sons in Alaska. If you are currently or will soon be enrolled in the University of Alaska to study electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, or music, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $2,500
Deadline Mar 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

Gary “Chops” Czapinski Memorial Scholarship

Offered by Drum Corps International

1 award worth $1,000
Deadline Mar 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

Offered by Drum Corps International

Are you a current or incoming undergraduate student and member of a DCI (Drum Corps International)-participating Open or World Class drum corps pursuing an arts-related…Show More

Are you a current or incoming undergraduate student and member of a DCI (Drum Corps International)-participating Open or World Class drum corps pursuing an arts-related…Show More

Are you a current or incoming undergraduate student and member of a DCI (Drum Corps International)-participating Open or World Class drum corps pursuing an arts-related field of study? Further, will you be participating in the upcoming DCI Summer Tour and intend to teach drum corps, winter guard, or marching band? If all of these apply, you may be eligible for the Gary “Chops” Czapinski Memorial Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $1,000 to one eligible applicant who submits the best essay answering why they deserve this scholarship. If you're a proud DCI member, a current or incoming undergraduate arts student, and an aspiring music or marching band teacher, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth $1,000
Deadline Mar 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
Get Started

$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Mary Doctor Fine Arts Scholarship Fund

Offered by Blumenthal Arts

Multiple awards worth up to $10,000
Deadline Mar 25, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Blumenthal Arts

Are you a high school senior from the Charlotte (NC) region who will be pursuing an undergraduate degree in an arts discipline (e.g. music, dance,…Show More

Are you a high school senior from the Charlotte (NC) region who will be pursuing an undergraduate degree in an arts discipline (e.g. music, dance,…Show More

Are you a high school senior from the Charlotte (NC) region who will be pursuing an undergraduate degree in an arts discipline (e.g. music, dance, theatre, technical theatre, film, digital arts, studio arts, arts administration, arts education, etc.)? If so, consider applying for the Mary Doctor Fine Arts Scholarship Fund! Each year, the scholarship awards up to $10,000 to one to two students from the Charlotte Region who submit the best ~1-page responses to the question "You have now graduated college, what is your big dream?" Applicants from the following counties are eligible to apply: Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanley, and Union in North Carolina, or Chester, Chesterfield, Lancaster, or York in South Carolina. If you're a high school senior from an eligible county and will be pursuing an arts degree, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $10,000
Deadline Mar 25, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship

Offered by Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

10 awards worth $5,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Are you a current or prospective Black/African American college student majoring in a performing arts field? If so, you might be interested in applying for…Show More

Are you a current or prospective Black/African American college student majoring in a performing arts field? If so, you might be interested in applying for…Show More

Are you a current or prospective Black/African American college student majoring in a performing arts field? If so, you might be interested in applying for the CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship! The scholarship is open to African American and Black students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree in performing arts. Eligible arts include theater, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, marching band, and more. The scholarship is offered by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBC), a Washington, D.C.-based educational foundation with a mission to “advance the global Black community by developing leaders, informing policy, and educating the public.” Since 2000, their Performing Arts scholarship has vowed to support Black students in the performing arts and honor Curtis Mayfield, an influential singer-songwriter and soul musician. Every year, ten lucky recipients earn $5,000 paid directly to their academic institutions. If you are a Black/African American student passionate about obtaining a performing arts degree, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

10 awards worth $5,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students
Get Started

$1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Appily

Easy Application
Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

Offered by Appily

Easy Application

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
Apply

SBO Scholarship Essay Contest

Offered by School Bond and Orchestra Magazine

10 awards worth $1,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Students

Offered by School Bond and Orchestra Magazine

The SBO Scholarship Essay Contest is funded by the School Band and Orchestra Magazine, a publication for school band and orchestra directors and instrumental music…Show More

The SBO Scholarship Essay Contest is funded by the School Band and Orchestra Magazine, a publication for school band and orchestra directors and instrumental music…Show More

The SBO Scholarship Essay Contest is funded by the School Band and Orchestra Magazine, a publication for school band and orchestra directors and instrumental music educators. Every year, their SBO Scholarship Essay Contest awards $1,000 to ten K-12 students involved in ANY school instrumental or vocal program. To apply, interested students must submit a 250-word essay answering the given year's prompt. If this scholarship sounds like a fit for you, keep on reading for more application details.Show Less

10 awards worth $1,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Students
Get Started

NVMS American Indian Music Scholarship

Offered by North Valley Music School

2 awards worth $500
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

Offered by North Valley Music School

Are you a current or incoming undergraduate student of Indigenous American descent who is a resident of Montana? Further, do you have a love for…Show More

Are you a current or incoming undergraduate student of Indigenous American descent who is a resident of Montana? Further, do you have a love for…Show More

Are you a current or incoming undergraduate student of Indigenous American descent who is a resident of Montana? Further, do you have a love for music and will be pursuing a degree in it? If so, the NVMS American Indian Music Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $500 to two (2) applicants who submit the best 500-1,000-word personal statements about why music is important to them, their future goals, and why they deserve this scholarship. In addition, interested students must submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and one letter of recommendation in order to apply. If you're a Montana resident and current/incoming undergraduate student of Indigenous American descent, and you are pursuing a degree in music, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

2 awards worth $500
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
Get Started

$5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application
1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Martin Achievement Scholarship

Offered by University of Washington

Multiple awards worth $5,000 - $41,000
Deadline Apr 6, 2024
Grade Level College Freshman

Offered by University of Washington

The Martin Achievement Scholarship is for first-year community college students wanting to eventually transfer to the University of Washington, Seattle. Applicants must be Washington state…Show More

The Martin Achievement Scholarship is for first-year community college students wanting to eventually transfer to the University of Washington, Seattle. Applicants must be Washington state…Show More

The Martin Achievement Scholarship is for first-year community college students wanting to eventually transfer to the University of Washington, Seattle. Applicants must be Washington state residents, have earned a minimum of 15 community college transfer credits at a community college in the state of Washington by the scholarship application deadline, and have demonstrated signs of exceptional ability in sciences, engineering, math, business, humanities, social sciences, music, art (all academic disciplines are supported), leadership and/or service to the community. Please note that students must apply for this scholarship nearly 1.5 years in advance of when they would hope to transfer to UW. With that said, if you're a Washington state first-year community college student with dreams of being a Husky, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $5,000 - $41,000
Deadline Apr 6, 2024
Grade Level College Freshman
Get Started

Musicians Making A Difference Scholarship

Offered by Pearl

2 awards worth $5,000
Deadline Apr 12, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Pearl

Are you a college-bound high school senior who (a) is or has been an active member of at least one academic or community performing ensemble…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior who (a) is or has been an active member of at least one academic or community performing ensemble…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior who (a) is or has been an active member of at least one academic or community performing ensemble in the most recent academic year, and/or (b) has performed as an active soloist? If so, you may be eligible for the Musicians Making A Difference Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $5,000 each to two such high school seniors who actively participate in performing music and who have made a difference in their local communities. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

2 awards worth $5,000
Deadline Apr 12, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started
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Whether you are interested in pursuing an education in composition or performing arts, in classical music, world music, rock, jazz, funk, or any type of genre, we’ve got scholarships for you. Keep on reading to learn more about our top music scholarships including eligibility, award amount, and application deadlines!

How to win music scholarships

Like any type of scholarship, music scholarships receive a lot of applications. To stand out and win a scholarship, you’ll have to put a lot of thought into your essays and application materials. Before you begin applying, try sitting down and doing some reflection. Think about what has led you to pursue a music education, and how you work your background, upbringing, and culture into your work.

If you have already completed your own projects or been a member of an ensemble, think about how these experiences have shaped your goals and demonstrated your potential. Consider the change you hope to make in the world through your music, where you want to be in 5 years, and how you plan to get there.

Next it’s time to get your brainstorming down on paper. Don’t worry about grammar or succinctness here, just get your ideas on the page in bullet points or sentence fragments or whatever feels most natural to you. Once you begin writing your essays, these notes will come in handy often.

Also see: Top summer music programs for high school students

Writing a great essay

Writing a great scholarship essay is a unique craft that takes some time to get used to. Luckily, we can help you do it through guides on how to write a winning scholarship essay, how to start and end your essay, and how to write about yourself. We can also help you respond to common scholarship essay prompts, including “Why do you deserve this scholarship?” Finally, check out our guides to tailoring your writing to 250 or 500 word limits.

Resources for music students

Delta Omicron

Delta Omicron is an international business fraternity for music students of all gender identities. They have chapters at many colleges throughout the country and facilitate lectures, recitals, networking opportunities, and much more.

American Music Therapy Association

The AMTA is a national organization that helps support and develop the field of music therapy all across the country. Student membership is only $95 per year and comes with perks such as literature from the organization, networking opportunities, and trainings.

Need-based financial aid for music students

If you are a current or prospective music major, you may also qualify for need-based financial aid through your college or through the government. There are two major financial aid applications you should know about:

Be sure to check-in with your college to see what applications are required for need-based financial aid.

Frequently asked questions about music scholarships

Do I need to major in music for music scholarships?



Some music scholarships require that their applicants be majors, while others will accept hobby musicians. Opportunities such as the John Lennon Scholarship award students based on their music submission, but do not require them to study music in college. However, scholarships such as the one offered at Berklee College of Music require that you major in the field.



There may also be some scholarships that allow students who minor or concentrate in music. The rules will vary by scholarship, so if you have any doubts, don’t hesitate to reach out to the organization offering the scholarship. It can never hurt to make sure, and it might even help your chances of winning the scholarship by showing your interest.

Can I get music scholarships for all types of music?

Yes! Whether you’re making jazz, classical, rock, rap, or anything else, there are scholarships out there for you. Keep in mind, some scholarships are tailored towards students of a particular genre. So, it may be a good idea to seek out an opportunity that is meant for students of the specific type of music you make. That being said, there are opportunities for every type of music out there.

Are there music scholarships for both playing and composing?

Yes – there are a wide range of music scholarships available, and some can be for performance, some for composition, and some for either/or!  

Can I get a scholarship for music production?



Music production and audio engineering students have less scholarships available than some other fields, but they are certainly out there! The Audio Engineering Society has a great list of scholarship opportunities for audio engineering students in undergrad or graduate programs. Some are even offered by the society itself.



Audio engineering students can also reach out to the institution they hope to attend, or even look into local scholarships as a way to fund their education.

Do colleges offer music scholarships?

Many colleges offer music scholarships! Music schools such as Berklee offer the most generous scholarships, but are also often more competitive. Liberal arts schools also tend to offer merit-based music scholarships. For example, Kenyon College offers a $15,000 per semester scholarship to applicants who show promise in the field of music.

What instrument is most likely to get a scholarship?

First, it’s important to say that any instrument can earn you a scholarship. You should base your decision of an instrument to play on what you are passionate about, rather than which can earn a scholarship most easily. You’ll have the best chance of earning a scholarship on the instrument that inspires you the most.

That being said, it is generally easiest to get a scholarship for an instrument that is not especially competitive. Instruments such as the harp, oboe, french horn, trombone, and the bassoon are less widely played than more common instruments like the guitar, piano, or drums. So, schools will likely be more willing to offer scholarships to students that play these instruments to create a diverse student base.

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