School of Music Scholarships
The Scholarships awarded by the MSU School of Music are based on merit (scholastic as well as performance). If your need for support is financially based, please contact the Financial Aid Office on campus. The awarding authority for all School of Music scholarship money is the MSU Music Scholarship Committee chaired by the Director of the School of Music.
Scholarships are available to qualified students in the areas of piano, voice, and orchestral/band instruments.
New Undergraduate Awards:
- Students who have tuition waived from another source may not be eligible to accept a School of Music tuition waiver.
- Deadline for scholarship acceptance is May 1 of each year. If the acceptance response is not received by May 1, the scholarship offer may be rescinded.
- Scholarship awards to new undergraduate students may be renewable, contingent upon acceptable performance, participation, and available funding.
- Students must be in residency to receive financial assistance.
All scholarship awards are contingent upon sufficient funding.
Scholarship Requirements and Expectations for All Students:
- Recipients must be registered as full-time students (MINIMUM of 12 credits).
- Recipients must be registered for academic credit in specific ensembles or activities as stated in their letter of offer.
- Renewal of scholarships is determined during the Spring semester of each academic year and is based upon faculty recommendations and student performance (musical and academic).
- Music major recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for scholarships to remain in effect.
- Non-music major recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 for scholarships to remain in effect.
- Music scholarship recipients are expected to earn a minimum grade of "B" in Applied Music.
- The altering of awards is possible at any time of the academic year should the faculty and/or Scholarship Committee feel the student is not fulfilling responsibilities.
- Presently enrolled students may request scholarship consideration at any time during the academic year. Action on such applications will be taken the following semester.
- Scholarships will not be awarded during the student teaching semester.
- Scholarship awards and subsequent renewals are limited to a maximum of 4 years or 8 semesters.
Scholarship Renewal Procedures
- Scholarship recipients will submit a Scholarship Renewal Application Form by February 15th of each year. Renewal application will include a copy of the student's academic transcript.
- Upon notification that a scholarship has been renewed, the student MUST return the signature acceptance included in the letter of notification before the scholarship will be authorized.