Music Performance Scholarships

Here are some of the Music Performance scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Music Assistance Fund Scholarship Program

Scholarships are awarded to US citizens of African descent (African-American, Afro-Caribbean, or similar heritage) studying orchestral instruments who: * intend to pursue a professional career in this country's symphony orchestras; * are music majors studying in a degree program at a US conservatory, university school, department of music, or recognized summer program in North America. Please note that voice, piano, saxophone, composition, and conducting are not included. Consideration is also given to younger students who are at least 12 years of age and who demonstrate accomplishment and promise.

F. Earl Dunn Senior Band Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a senior member of the Ball State bands who aspires to become a school band director.

ATG Artistic Scholarship

To provide financial assistance and promotion of Asian American college students pursuing a major in the performing, visual arts, journalism and/or mass communications. Awards: $1,000 to be applied toward school tuition and fees General Eligibility Requirements: Must be of at least 50% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity Must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S Must be either a high school senior or a college student currently enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. vocational, junior college, or four-year college/university and must be a full-time, degree seeking student by the upcoming academic calendar year and pursuing a major in the visual/performing arts (film, theatre, fashion, photography, graphic design, dance, music, journalism, mass communications, etc.) Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) Family members of Board members are ineligible Selection Criteria: Selection is based on a rating system judged in five major categories. The candidate with the highest combined cumulative points will receive the scholarship. These categories are: Quality of content submission (essay, artistic portfolio) Academic performance Leadership/community service experience and contribution Letters of recommendation Phone/in-person committee interview Please note that those Scholarship Winners will be invited to attend our annual charity event, Fashion for a Passion held in Fall in Dallas, Texas. Fashion for a Passion is our biggest event of the year which helps to raise money for our charitable causes as well as for the current scholarship. The presence of scholarship winners is highly encouraged. Funds will be disbursed directly to the educational institution in the student’s name.

Beverly Arnerich Compton Memorial Scholarship

Humanities & the Arts - Music & Dance For musically advanced, talented students who have applied or been admitted as music majors. Must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Jean C. Kohler Piano Memorial Scholarship

The recipient must be a full-time music major and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to music majors who have demonstrated excellence in their music majors who do not hold other music scholarships; however, other outstanding entering freshman may also be considered if within the needs of the School of Music.

Barbara A. Manford Scholarship

The recipient must be a full-time music major with voice as the primary instrument.

Willo May Beresford Endowed Scholarship

Awards are restricted to students majoring in Music with piano as the performing area.

Music Department Scholarships

Eligibility: Music Major • Audition and/or successful juries; preference will be given to applicant participating in music departmental activity* Requires separate application; contact the Music Department GPA: 3.00

Henry Edward Malloy Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be a Voice major.

Phillip S. Ewart Opera Performance Scholarship

Recipient can be a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or transfer student who will participate in the opera theatre program. The student must demonstrate superior talent through an audition process and must have and maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The scholarship may be renewed at the discretion of the director of the Ball State Opera Theatre.

Susan L. Tajra Music Scholarship

Applicants include students majoring in classical piano, organ and harpsichord currently enrolled in a school of music, conservatory of music, or the music school of a college or university. Also eligible are high school students who have been accepted into one of those institutions. Must demonstrate financial need.

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