Scholarships for Music Students at Marylhurst

Pursing a music or music therapy degree is a big commitment, and thankfully, Marylhurst has a supportive community who not only engage withour students but also provide financial support in the form of scholarships.

Music scholarships are awarded to those who demonstrate all of the following qualifications:

  • Musical talent
  • Academic excellence
  • Potential to contribute to the musical vibrancy of the department
  • Financial need

Scholarship Requirements

To receive your music scholarship, you wil need to:

  • Enroll each term in the Marylhurst Music Core,
  • Take at least nine (9) credits within the Marylhurst music program,
  • Participate in a major ensemble in the department.

Music scholarships are available for first-year students, transfer students and second-degree students. We determine financial need by information reported in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

To be considered for music scholarships:

  • Apply for admissions into Marylhurst and make sure to submit all applicable forms/applications for the music program.
  • Audition (this is part of the admissions process into a Marylhurst music program)
  • Submit your FAFSA (financial aid) application by March 1.

International students: please note that you are not eligible for these scholarships.

Types of Music Scholarships at Marylhurst

Miller Music Scholarships for music majors. Scholarship amount is generally $2000 per academic year. Award can be prorated.

Music Scholarships for music majors enrolled in ensemble and private lessons. Scholarship amount is generally $900 per academic year. Full-time enrollment required; award cannot be prorated.

Jean Sharp Memorial Piano Scholarship for music majors with piano as their primary instrument. Scholarship amount is generally $1,000 per academic year. Full-time enrollment required; award cannot be prorated.

Lajos Balogh Orchestra Scholarship for music majors with an orchestra instrument as their primary instrument. Scholarship amount is generally $1200 per academic year. Award can be prorated.

Sister Anne Cecile Daigle Scholarship for music majors, with preference given to composition students or those with piano as their primary instrument. Scholarship amount is generally $1200 per academic year. Full-time enrollment required; award cannot be prorated.

Sister Emerentia Berndorfner Scholarship for music majors, with preference given to those with harp or voice as their primary instrument. Scholarship amount is generally $900 per academic year. Full-time enrollment required; award cannot be prorated.

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Scholarships are a great resource for helping you finance your education. Even before you submit specific applications for scholarships, make sure to apply for financial aid. When we receive your financial aid application, we’ll consider you for various Marylhurst scholarships – even beyond what’s listed here. And apply early because some funds are limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.