Music Scholarships

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

Col. Curtis Kekoa (KS ’40) and Nenita Maldonado Kekoa Scholarship

 Minimum GPA 3.0  Demonstrate desire to work in the area of, but not limited to military and/or music  Demonstrate a commitment to contribute to the greater community  Financial need may be considered in the selection  One letter of recommendation citing applicants credentials & potential for success  Essay outlining the students eligibility and reasons why they deserve this award  Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) General criteria: • Must be a classified undergraduate student • Enrolled in a degree-seeking program, unless specifically noted • Enrolled in a two- or four-year, accredited* college institution in Hawai`i or the continental U.S. • Full-time status, unless specifically noted • Demonstrate interest in Hawaiian language, culture, history • Demonstrate a commitment to contribute to the greater community. Applications are open to the general public. However, it is the policy of the Pauahi Foundation to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

Berenice Barnard Music Specialist Scholarship

College Major/Area of Study: Music (Education or Performance) Student Profile: Student from the city of San Buenaventura or Ojai enrolling at an accredited college, university or studying under a known music teacher. Student must demonstrate interest and involvement in music. Special Requirements: Essay should discuss why student wishes to continue his/her music education; two of the three required letters of recommendation must directly relate to the student

Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts

The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts offers assistance to students who are training for a ministry in the United Methodist Church in the areas of music, worship, drama, dance, visuals and other liturgical arts. Applicants must have been members of the United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to application, giving strong evidence of Christian character and participation in Christian activities of the church and/or campus. Applicants must be full-time music degree candidates in an accredited university, college, or school of theology, or pursuing an education in worship or the arts related to worship. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional musical/artistic talent, effective leadership ability, and outstanding promise of future usefulness to the Church in the areas of music and/or worship. Attn: Scholarship PO Box 24787 Nashville, TN 37202 phone: 800-952-8977 or (615) 749 -6875

Music Scholarship

Music scholarships are awarded by the Music Department to students who demonstrate superior music ability and who are committed to The Masters College and the ministry focus of the programs. The amount of the award varies and an annual application is required. Please contact the Music department for more information

Music Scholarship

Students interested in a music major and want to apply for a music scholarship must contact the music department directly and submit a recording that demonstrates the students musical ability.

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship Program (Christ College of Valparaiso University, Indiana)

Lilly Fellows are appointed for two years at a rank equivalent to that of assistant professor. The salary is $41,000 for the coming academic year, plus standard benefits, a moving allowance and an annual travel allowance to attend conferences. Fellows are expected to be in local residence throughout the terms of their appointments. These teaching Fellowships are open to new scholar-teachers interested in the relationship between Christianity and the academic vocation and seriously considering a career at a church-related college or university. Research or dissertation topics are not restricted to religion. Fellows will be recruited from the following disciplines: art and art history; creative writing; history; interdisciplinary studies; languages and literatures; music and music history; philosophy; religion; rhetoric; theater history and theater arts. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their interest in the goals of the Lilly Fellows Program and a sense of commitment to explore teaching and scholarship as a Christian vocation.

Russian Orthodox Theological Fund, Inc.

The Russian Orthodox Theological Fund, established in 1955, is a non-profit lay organization assisting the Church in the education of pastors. ROTF provides scholarships to candidates for the priesthood and financial assistance to researchers, authors, and publishers in theology, history, and liturgical music. Scholarship applications must be submitted through a seminary.

Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students with exceptional talent in vocal music, instrumental music, drama, or art. Scholarship amount is $500-$10,000.

Pi Lambda Theta Scholarships

Applications are on-line at or call (800) 487-3411 to receive information by mail. Awards vary from $200 to $1,000. A number of categories exist including music, physical education, counseling, psychology, and classroom teaching. Distinguished student scholar awards are also available.

Alan and Bonnie Strauss Music Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: Music Major • Describe in 400 words, your interest and goals within music (within the Educational/Career Goals section of the Scholarship Application) GPA: 3.00

American Choral Directors Association Scholarship

Eligibility: • Voice major• Member of ACDA student chapter GPA: 3.00

Burton Shimer Scholarship

Major: Music GPA: 3.00 Class Level: Incoming freshmen, Continuing or Transferring student

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