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Scholarships by Major

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.
  • A limited amount of funding is available to talented non-majors.
  • 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.
  • All potential music majors must audition for acceptance into a degree program in music.
  • Prospective high school students should audition in their senior year, preferably during one of the set audition dates.
  • 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

Available to an incoming Piano major who demonstrates exceptional ability and potential for a successful career in music. The recipient’s high school GPA will be 3.0 or higher and they will have an ACT score at or above the institutional average. Amount varies.

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

  • 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.

Deadline: February 1

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

  • Dorothy Crabtree Dobbins Music Scholarship

$300-$700. Available to students 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 up to eight semesters as long as 3.0 overall GPA and 3.0 GPA in music courses is maintained.

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

  • 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 Music Scholarship

Amount varies. Available to Music majors.

  • Mike Mahan Music Scholarship

Amount varies. Available to Music majors.

  • Miles and Houston Huffstutler Memorial Scholarship in Music

Amount varies. Contact Music Department, 205-665-6670.

Deadline: February 1

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

  • Music Scholarships

Amounts vary. Available to students in music degree programs.

Deadline: March 1

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