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James B. McCleary Music Scholarship

2 winners, $500 each
In Review
Application Deadline
Jul 8, 2024
Winners Announced
Aug 8, 2024
Education Level
Undergraduate, Graduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Undergraduate or graduate student
Field of Study:
Financial need

Music is a source of passion and self-expression for many students who need a creative outlet in the midst of the stress of life.

Music has the ability to change one’s life, whether through professional success in the music industry or through self-discovery. Unfortunately, many prospective students aren’t encouraged to pursue their musical dreams, making it difficult for them to succeed in their studies.

This scholarship aims to support students who are majoring in music so they have the motivation necessary to thrive.

Any undergraduate or graduate student who has financial need and is majoring in music may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, tell us how music has changed your life. You may also add a sample of your musical ability if you’d like.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Need
Published February 20, 2024
Essay Topic

How has music changed your life thus far?

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jul 8, 2024. Winners will be announced on Aug 8, 2024.

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