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Music Majors

Music Scholarships

The Department of Music is fortunate to have substantial scholarship funding available to assist music majors (and non-majors who play/sing in our ensembles) with their college expenses.

  • Most scholarships are talent-based and are awarded to those who have been accepted into a music degree program.
  • All potential music majors must audition for acceptance into a degree program in music.
  • Transfer students are also eligible for music scholarships.
  • Scholarship amounts vary, and scholarships may be renewable.
  • Music scholarships may be combined with academic scholarships, so long as the total award does not exceed the cost of attending the University.
  • A limited amount of funding is available to talented non-majors.
  • Details are posted on the Department of Music auditions page

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  • Anna Barton Music Scholarship

Amount varies. Available to a Music major with financial need. Preference given to a student from Marshall County.

  • Band Scholarships

Amount varies. Available to band students.

  • Billie Mizzell Hoffman Memorial Scholarship

Amount varies. Available to an incoming music major.

  • Bruce Tolbert Scholarship in Vocal Music

Amount varies. Available to a Voice major with talent and academic promise. “B” average in high school required.

  • Dean of Fine Arts Scholarship

Amount varies. Available to first-time students with ACT of 22 or above or first-time transfers with a 3.0 or better GPA. Contact appropriate department or division: Art: 205-665-6400; Communication Studies, Mass Communication, Theatre: 205-665-6210; Music: 205-665-6670.

A special application must be filled out, and you must contact the office listed.

  • Dorothy Crabtree Dobbins Music Scholarship

Amount varies.  Available to music majors studying cello, piano, viola or violin performance programs.

  • H. Forrest and Jo Murphree Duncan Scholarship

Amount varies. Available to a junior or senior student majoring in music.

  • Lauris and John Stewart Endowed Scholarship in Music

Amount varies. Awarded on the basis of merit to declared Music or Music Education majors.

  • Lyman Memorial Scholarship

Amount varies. Awarded to an incoming Music major; preference is given to voice majors. The award is renewable for up to three semesters and reapplication/audition required, as long as 3.0 overall GPA and 3.0 GPA in music courses is maintained.

An application renewal form must be filled out, and you must contact the Music Office.

  • Mary Mims Curtis Memorial Music Scholarship

Amount varies. Available to a junior or senior majoring in music. Preference will be given to a Shelby County resident or to a student with vocational choice in church music.

  • McAllister Fund Endowment

Amount varies. May be available to those participating in the Department of Music.

  • Miles and Houston Huffstutler Memorial Scholarship in Music

Amount varies. Awarded to those who possess talents which indicate they will be continuing members of performing groups within the Department of Music. Contact Music Department, 205-665-6670.

Deadline: February 1

  • Music Scholarships

Amounts vary. Available to students in music degree programs.

Deadline: March 1

An application renewal form must be filled out, and you must contact the Music Office.

  • Boykin, The Helen A. Endowment for Music

Amount varies. May be available to those participating in the Department of Music.

  • Calkins Sr., Charles Rendell Scholarship

Amount varies. Awarded to a Music major.

An application renewal form must be filled out, and you must contact the Music Office.

  • Cook, Nina Tait/Endowed Scholarship

Amount varies. Awarded to a Music major.

An application renewal form must be filled out, and you must contact the Music Office.

  • Dorman, Minnie Agnes Priester Music Scholarship

Amount varies. Awarded to a Music major.

An application renewal form must be filled out, and you must contact the Music Office.

  • Fiery, Mary Ann Scholarship Fund

Amount varies. Awarded to a junior or senior Music major.

An application renewal form must be filled out, and you must contact the Music Office.

  • Gordon F. Taylor Memorial Scholarship

Amount varies. Awarded to a Music major participating in choir.

An application renewal form must be filled out, and you must contact the Music Office.

  • Hyatt, Alice “Slim” Endowed Scholarship

Amount varies. Awarded to a Music major with preference specializing in piano.

An application renewal form must be filled out, and you must contact the Music Office.

  • Pickett, Stephen and Annette Scholarship in Music

Amount varies. Awarded to a full-time Music major with a 2.5 GPA.

An application renewal form must be filled out, and you must contact the Music Office.

  • Williams, Dr. John A. Scholarship Endowment for Music

Amount varies. Awarded to a full-time Music major with good academic standing.

An application renewal form must be filled out, and you must contact the Music Office.