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  1. Catherine (Kay) Williams Memorial Arts Scholarship

    Funded by
    The Williams Family
    This scholarship aims to honor the life of Kay Williams by supporting students who demonstrate artistic talent.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • State: Florida
    • Field of Study: Art
    • Gender: Female
    • Education Level: High school senior
    • GPA greater than or equal to: 3
    • Financial Status: Low-Income
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:May 01, 2025
    One Click Apply
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  2. Cameron Sims Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Chelsea Petty
    This scholarship seeks to honor the life of Cameron Sims by supporting students who share his love for music.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior
    • Field of Study: Music or arts
    Amount:$800
    Deadline is Approaching! 25 days left
    One Click Apply
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  3. Rene Adrian Sandoval Sr. Jazz Scholarship

    Funded by
    Sandoval Family
    This scholarship will support high school jazz band students in Texas who will be pursuing a career in music.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school
    • Race/Ethnicity: BIPOC
    • State: Texas
    • GPA: 2.5 or higher
    • Desired Career Field: Music or performing arts
    • Involved: Performing arts, with a preference to jazz band students
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Aug 30, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  4. Frank Vail Music Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Vail Family
    This scholarship seeks to carry on the musical legacy of Frank Vail by supporting students who share his passion.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior
    • State: Michigan
    • Field of Study: Music
    Amount:$6,000
    Deadline:Aug 30, 2024
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  5. Pamela Branchini Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Dan Branchini, Bruce Ewing, Barbara Bell, and the Glitter Team at Community Lutheran
    This scholarship seeks to honor the life of Pamela Branchini by supporting students who are pursuing degrees in the fine arts.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • State: Nevada
    • Field of Study: Fine arts
    Amount:$2,000
    Deadline:Nov 15, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  6. John Traxler Theatre Scholarship

    Funded by
    Traxler Family
    This scholarship aims to honor the memory of John Traxler by supporting students pursuing the fine arts so they have the financial resources necessary to complete their degrees.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student
    • Field of Study: Fine arts (theatre preferred)
    Amount:$755
    Deadline:Dec 02, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  7. Sammy Ochoa Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Tyra-Ochoa Family
    This scholarship will award $500 each year to one high school senior who will be going to college and who is interested in a career in the medical field, music, or pursuing a trade degree.
    All students are eligible
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Apr 15, 2025
    One Click Apply
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  8. Be A Vanessa Scholarship

    Funded by
    Tyra-Ochoa Family
    This scholarship seeks to honor Vanessa’s life by supporting students in Texas who are pursuing art, music, education, or healthcare.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior
    • State: Texas
    • Field of Interest: Art, music, education, or healthcare
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Apr 15, 2025
    One Click Apply
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  9. Chief Lawrence J. Nemec Jr. Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Michael Bosch
    This scholarship seeks to help five students who are volunteer firefighters or EMTs afford their college education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Experience: Volunteer as a firefighter or EMT
    Amount:$16,000
    Deadline is Approaching! 20 days left
    One Click Apply
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  10. Carlos F. Garcia Muentes Scholarship

    Funded by
    The Pride Resource Network
    In honor and memory of Carlos Fredy Garcia Muentes, this scholarship will support immigrant students that have a passion for learning and want to create a better life for themselves, their families, and their communities.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Immigration status: First or second-generation immigrant
    • Legacy Status: First-generation college student
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Aug 22, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  11. CapCut Meme Master Scholarship

    Funded by
    Bold.org
    This scholarship seeks to celebrate humor and creativity by showcasing your funniest CapCut memes!
    All students are eligible
    Amount:$500
    Deadline is Approaching! 11 days left
    One Click Apply
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  12. Sabrina Carpenter Superfan Scholarship

    Funded by
    Bold.org
    This scholarship seeks to support fans of Sabrina Carpenter who have been impacted by her career.
    All students are eligible
    Amount:$500
    Deadline is Approaching! 10 days left
    One Click Apply
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  13. Zendaya Superfan Scholarship

    Funded by
    Bold.org
    This scholarship aims to support students who are fans of Zendaya and her multifaceted career.
    All students are eligible
    Amount:$500
    Deadline is Approaching! 11 days left
    One Click Apply
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  14. "The Summer I Turned Pretty" Fan Scholarship

    Funded by
    Bold.org
    This scholarship seeks to support students who feel a strong connection to Belly's journey.
    All students are eligible
    Amount:$500
    Deadline is Approaching! 11 days left
    One Click Apply
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  15. Eras Tour Farewell Fan Scholarship

    Funded by
    Bold.org
    This scholarship seeks to recognize Swifties who have been impacted by the Eras Tour by supporting them in their pursuit of higher education.
    All students are eligible
    Amount:$500
    Deadline is Approaching! 11 days left
    One Click Apply
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  16. Disney Channel Rewind Scholarship

    Funded by
    Bold.org
    This scholarship seeks to support students who have a strong connection to the world of Disney and have been impacted by Disney Channel shows.
    All students are eligible
    Amount:$500
    Deadline is Approaching! 11 days left
    One Click Apply
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  17. “The Office” Obsessed! Fan Scholarship

    Funded by
    Bold.org
    This scholarship seeks to support students who love "The Office" by helping them afford the costs of college.
    All students are eligible
    Amount:$500
    Deadline is Approaching! 11 days left
    One Click Apply
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  18. “Stranger Things” Fanatic Scholarship

    Funded by
    Bold.org
    This scholarship seeks to support fans of "Stranger Things" to ease their pursuit of higher education.
    All students are eligible
    Amount:$500
    Deadline is Approaching! 11 days left
    One Click Apply
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  19. Austin Kramer Music Scholarship

    Funded by
    Austin Kramer
    My scholarship is to empower music lovers! Pick a song that best motivates you. Tell me why. Then curate a playlist (YT or Soundcloud) to continue your story. This is your narrative!
    All students are eligible
    Amount:$3,265
    Deadline:Jan 30, 2021
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  20. Bold Music Scholarship

    Funded by
    Bold.org
    This scholarship aims to help students who are passionate about music and take inspiration from it.
    All students are eligible
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:May 15, 2022
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  21. Linda "Noni" Anderson Memorial Music & Arts Scholarship

    Funded by
    Scott Kinsel
    This scholarship aims to honor the memory of Linda Anderson by financially supporting those who love the visual arts, performing arts, and music so they have the resources and encouragement necessary to fulfill their dreams.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Financial Background: Low-income
    • GPA: 3.0 or higher
    • Desired Career Field: Arts or Music
    • Education Level: High school senior or undergraduate
    Amount:$15,000
    Deadline:Apr 01, 2023
    Scholarship is awarded to
    3 winners
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  22. Joe Bonamassa Music Studies Scholarship

    Funded by
    Keeping the Blues Alive
    The Joe Bonamassa Music Studies Scholarship will support one budding musician in their studies and career in music.
    All students are eligible
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Jun 01, 2021
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  23. Sunni E. Fagan Memorial Music Scholarship

    Funded by
    Cynthia Stewart
    This scholarship aims to honor the life of Sunni E. Fagan by supporting students who are passionate about music.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior or undergraduate student
    • Identity: Underrepresented minority
    • Field of Study: Music or music education
    Amount:$1,100
    Deadline:Feb 21, 2024
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  24. Chang Heaton Scholarship for Music Excellence

    Funded by
    Melody Heaton
    This scholarship seeks to support first-generation BIPOC students who are pursuing careers in music or theater so they can find success through their passions.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Undergraduate or graduate student
    • Race: BIPOC
    • Background: First-generation student
    • Field of Study: Music or theater
    Amount:$2,500
    Deadline:Jul 28, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    5 winners
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  25. Matt Preziose Creative Scholarship

    Funded by
    Gisela Delgado
    This scholarship aims to honor the life of Matt Preziose by supporting students studying art.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Undergraduate student
    • Field of Study: Arts
    • State: NY
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Sep 05, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  26. 1st Generation People Of Color Patrick Copney Memorial Music/Arts Scholarship

    Funded by
    Robin Copney
    This scholarship will honor the memory of Patrick Copney and help support first generation students who are pursuing a music or arts degree.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school or undergraduate
    • Race/Ethnicity: Black/African American
    • Background: Low-income and will be or is a first-generation student
    • Major/Field: Music or Arts
    Amount:$2,000
    Deadline:Apr 24, 2024
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    2 winners
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  27. Palette & Purpose Scholarship

    Funded by
    Ignite Arts and STEM
    This scholarship seeks to support first-generation BIPOC students who are interested in pursuing the arts.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Residency: US citizen
    • Race: BIPOC
    • GPA: 2.4 or higher
    • Field of Interest: Visual, studio, or performing arts
    • Background: First-generation college student
    • Experience: Non-profit or volunteering experience
    • Education Level: High school senior (2023-2024 school year)
    Amount:$1,500
    Deadline:Apr 13, 2024
    Scholarship is awarded to
    3 winners
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  28. Audrey Sherrill & Michael D'Ambrisi Music Scholarship

    Funded by
    The Sherrill Family and Friends
    This scholarship seeks to honor the lives of Audrey Sherrill and Michael D’Ambrisi by supporting students who are pursuing musical careers.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • GPA: 3.0 or higher
    • Education Level: Undergraduate
    • Field of Study: Music Performance, Music Education, Music Therapy, or Jazz Studies
    • State: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, or Massachusetts
    Amount:$10,500
    Deadline:May 15, 2024
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    3 winners
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  29. Michael C. Overholser Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Overholser Family
    This scholarship aims to honor the memory of Michael Overholser by supporting students who are passionate about music.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior
    • State: Maryland
    • Passion: Involved in music or plan to pursue music in college
    Amount:$2,295
    Deadline:Apr 16, 2024
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  30. Cass Mosson Leadership in Music Scholarship

    Funded by
    Mosson
    This scholarship will honor the life of Cass Mosson and help support an Indiana band student pursuing higher education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior
    • State: Indiana
    • Involvement: Band
    Amount:$5,000
    Deadline:Apr 01, 2024
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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Due to the high cost of institutions of higher education, many music lovers and band students pursuing majors of all types are searching for the best band scholarships to reduce their educational expenses.

While trying to reduce student debt, many students search for scholarship opportunities online. Numerous scholarship awards provide financial aid through online platforms, but sifting through scholarship sites to find legitimate scholarships is a time-consuming task for already busy students. This article provides valuable resources for students by informing them about college band scholarships and listing online scholarship opportunities.

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Do Colleges Offer Scholarships for Band?

Many colleges offer marching band scholarships to students for participation in their college marching band. Contact your school's financial aid office to see what opportunities are available at your college.

What Are Band Scholarships?

Most band scholarship programs use an audition process. The order of events is usually 1) you the student will apply to a school 2) upon being accepted you can audition for the band 3) depending on how your school works, the scholarship process can be different upon making it into the band. Some schools may offer scholarships automatically to band members, but there may be a second audition process for scholarships. The process and requirements to be eligible will vary by school and program, so be sure to check the process with your school.

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Due to the high number of students who are searching for and applying for music scholarships, winning a scholarship can be an extremely competitive process. Some music majors may even feel frustrated that they apply for many scholarships but never or rarely win them. In order to win scholarships, there are some strategies that students should be aware of.

The narrower the scholarship requirements, the more likely you are to win the scholarship. Additionally, the more scholarships you apply to, the better your chances of winning. There is no limit to how many scholarships you can win on Bold.org.

Put real effort into your essays, and make sure they answer the prompt you are given. Think about what you are going to write, and proofread when you’re done. Make yourself stand out by following Bold.org’s tips for essay writing: grab the reader from the first sentence, stay focused on the essay prompt, write your essay in multiple, separate paragraphs, and use correct grammar.

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