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
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  • 10,000
  • 1 Award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
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  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
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-31-2020
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|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 500 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Violin|Viola|Violoncello|Bass Violin|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|Master's-level study|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 590
  • 1 award
  • March 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Art|Fine Arts|Dance|Drama|Vocal|Instrumental Music|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|Graduate Student|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
Hal Newman Memorial Music Scholarship Community Foundation of North Central Washington
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  • 3,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2020
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|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
Bach Organ Scholarship The Rhode Island Foundation
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  • 800 - 1,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Organ Music|
  • School (College): Attend a |College| in |Rhode Island|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
Nickels for Notes Music Scholarship General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts (GFWC of MA)
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • March 2020
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|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Instrumental Music|
  • Organization: Blacksburg High School Band (School Band)
  • School (K-12): |Blacksburg High School, Blacksburg, VA|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 3,000
  • 1 award
  • July 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Organ Music|
  • School (College): Attend |Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (IL)|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Heroism|
  • competition 1.5
  • 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
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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
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • May-1-2020
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
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|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
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