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Earning a Music degree can significantly increase your job opportunities and earning potential. Many different disciplines can be pursued and combined. The concentrations/degrees below are the most common areas where scholarships are available:

  • Computer Music
  • Jazz Studies
  • Music Business
  • Music History
  • Music and Theatre
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Performance

College and Universities

The first place to look for scholarships is the financial aid office of the college you are attending or planning on attending. They have a list of specific scholarships for music students.

Music Foundations

Music foundations are a great place to look for scholarships because their mission is dedicated to encouraging the creation, performance, and study of music. They offer awards, scholarships, internships, grants, and commissions.

BMI Foundation, Inc

The BMI Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation founded to encourage music creation, performance, and study. They offer varied programs


The ASCAP Foundation is dedicated to nurturing the music talent of tomorrow, preserving the legacy of the past, and sustaining the creative incentive for today's creators through a variety of educational, professional, and humanitarian programs. These programs include:

  • CHARLOTTE V. BERGEN SCHOLARSHIP - The scholarship is used for music study at an accredited college or music conservatory. Must be age 18 or under.
  • HENRY MANCINI MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS - These scholarships provide support for music composition students at universities across the country.

ASCAP offers several more scholarships for High School and College. These scholarships are tied to a specific school. For more information about it, please contact your school or visit

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