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Scholarships and Financial Aid

Supporting your educational goals

The music department offers a number of scholarships specifically for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a music-related degree. These scholarships are designed to support your studies at Missouri State and reward excellence in both the community and the classroom. View each scholarship listed below for more information about application requirements and award details.

Other Aid Opportunities

You may qualify for University scholarships. The Office of Financial Aid provides information about University scholarships, grants and loans. Most scholarships at Missouri State University, including those designated for accounting students, require the submission of a completed Missouri State scholarship application. Details about additional materials are included in the descriptions below.

Financial need is often considered in the awarding of scholarships, and is determined solely by your Federal Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA).

SOME SCHOLARSHIPS REQUIRE AUDITIONS: Please note that some scholarships require a special audition with the Music Faculty Scholarship Committee. These auditions are held in the spring of each year and application forms are distributed to current students shortly before spring break. You may receive the application material for auditions by calling 417-836-5649 or email Music@MissouriState.edu.

Music Department Unrestricted Scholarships

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time student seeking a degree in the Department of Music
  • Audition

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

Yes, student must schedule an audition for consideration.

To set-up your audition, to submit materials, or to ask any questions, please contact the Department of Music.

Missouri State University
Department of Music
901 S. National Ave.
Ellis Hall 206
Springfield, MO 65897
E-mail: music@missouristate.edu.
Phone: 417-836-5648

Hartman Trombone Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time sophomore or greater majoring in music.
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.5 and a departmental GPA of 3.0.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

Yes, student must schedule an audition for consideration.

To set-up your audition, to submit materials, or to ask any questions, please contact the Department of Music.

Missouri State University
Department of Music
901 S. National Ave.
Ellis Hall 206
Springfield, MO 65897
E-mail: music@missouristate.edu.
Phone: 417-836-5648

Presser Foundation Scholarship

Value

One $4,800 scholarship awarded annually.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

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Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time junior or greater.
  • Be recognized by faculty as the most outstanding performer in the music department.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Additional information

Audition Required

Yes, student must schedule an audition for consideration.

To set-up your audition, to submit materials, or to ask any questions, please contact the Department of Music.

Missouri State University
Department of Music
901 S. National Ave.
Ellis Hall 206
Springfield, MO 65897
E-mail: music@missouristate.edu.
Phone: 417-836-5648

Friends of Music Scholarship

Value

$300 scholarships awarded annually.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

Awarded annually based on performance abilities. Experience and academic performance also considered.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

Yes, student must schedule an audition for consideration.

To set-up your audition, to submit materials, or to ask any questions, please contact the Department of Music.

Missouri State University
Department of Music
901 S. National Ave.
Ellis Hall 206
Springfield, MO 65897
E-mail: music@missouristate.edu.
Phone: 417-836-5648

Louis and Frances Muchnick Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

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Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time incoming freshman
  • Have been a member of Missouri State University String Fling

Consideration given to high school academic performance and leadership.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

Yes, student must schedule an audition for consideration.  A recommendation will be made by the String Faculty.

To set-up your audition, to submit materials, or to ask any questions, please contact the Department of Music.

Missouri State University
Department of Music
901 S. National Ave.
Ellis Hall 206
Springfield, MO 65897
E-mail: music@missouristate.edu.
Phone: 417-836-5648

Rich and Linda Pollard Endowed Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

This scholarship considers financial need. Please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) preferably by Feb. 15.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time student majoring in music
  • Have financial need.
  • Have a departmental GPA of 2.5; incoming freshmen will be considered based on high school academic performance, musical ability and leadership.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. This scholarship may be renewed automatically as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress, but it is at the Department's discretion.

Additional information

Audition Required

Yes, student must schedule an audition for consideration.

To set-up your audition, to submit materials, or to ask any questions, please contact the Department of Music.

Missouri State University
Department of Music
901 S. National Ave.
Ellis Hall 206
Springfield, MO 65897
E-mail: music@missouristate.edu.
Phone: 417-836-5648

Robert Clinton Cope, III Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time student taking Music classes or participating in a musical ensemble or other musical organization.
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Participate in a musical audition.
  • Be interviewed by a panel composed of the advisor for and members of Phi Mu Alpha.
  • Attend the Music Awards banquet in the Spring and must make themselves available after the event to meet with Phi Mu Alpha and the Cope Family.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Additional information

Audition Required

Yes, student must schedule an audition for consideration.

To set-up your audition, to submit materials, or to ask any questions, please contact the Department of Music.

Missouri State University
Department of Music
901 S. National Ave.
Ellis Hall 206
Springfield, MO 65897
E-mail: music@missouristate.edu.
Phone: 417-836-5648

Interview Required

Yes; an interview by a panel composed of the advisor for and members of Phi Mu Alpha is required.

Event Attendance Required

Yes; attendance to the Music Awards Banquet, held in the spring of each year, is required and the student must make themselves available after the event to meet with Phi Mu Alpha and the Cope Family.

Tom Chaney Memorial Scholarship Established by his Mother, Rosemary Sullivan Chaney Bane, for Music Majors

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time music education or music performance major.
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Audition

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Additional information

Audition Required

Yes, student must schedule an audition for consideration.

To set-up your audition, to submit materials, or to ask any questions, please contact the Department of Music.

Missouri State University
Department of Music
901 S. National Ave.
Ellis Hall 206
Springfield, MO 65897
E-mail: music@missouristate.edu.
Phone: 417-836-5648

Mollie Autry Molnar Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time student majoring in music.
  • Have been nominated by music department faculty.
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 for sophomores or greater.

Consideration based on scholarship, musicianship, and leadership.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. This scholarship may be renewed automatically as long as the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and is enrolled full-time, but it is at the Department's discretion.

Additional information

Audition Required

Yes, student must schedule an audition for consideration.

To set-up your audition, to submit materials, or to ask any questions, please contact the Department of Music.

Missouri State University
Department of Music
901 S. National Ave.
Ellis Hall 206
Springfield, MO 65897
E-mail: music@missouristate.edu.
Phone: 417-836-5648

Henrietta Keller Music Education Scholarship Endowment

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time student majoring in music education or seeking a Master's degree in music.
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.5 for undergraduate students. Graduate students must have an overall GPA of 3.0.

First preference should go to graduate students.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

Yes, student must schedule an audition for consideration.

To set-up your audition, to submit materials, or to ask any questions, please contact the Department of Music.

Missouri State University
Department of Music
901 S. National Ave.
Ellis Hall 206
Springfield, MO 65897
E-mail: music@missouristate.edu.
Phone: 417-836-5648

Pearl Yeadon Memorial Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time music major who is a classical voice student
  • Demonstrate an interest in Opera through a written essay and an audition.
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0; incoming freshmen must display good high school academic performance, musical ability and leadership.

 

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

Yes, student must schedule an audition for consideration.  A recommendation will be made by the Voice Faculty.

To set-up your audition, to submit materials, or to ask any questions, please contact the Department of Music.

Missouri State University
Department of Music
901 S. National Ave.
Ellis Hall 206
Springfield, MO 65897
E-mail: music@missouristate.edu.
Phone: 417-836-5648

Guy and Barbara Webb Choral Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time student majoring in music education.
  • Have an overall or high school GPA of 2.0
  • Have been accepted to be part of one of Missouri State's auditioned choirs.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Additional information

Audition Required

Yes, student must schedule an audition for consideration.

To set-up your audition, to submit materials, or to ask any questions, please contact the Department of Music.

Missouri State University
Department of Music
901 S. National Ave.
Ellis Hall 206
Springfield, MO 65897
E-mail: music@missouristate.edu.
Phone: 417-836-5648

Margaret Corbin Vogel Voice Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time student majoring in vocal music.
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.5; incoming freshmen considered based on academic performance and vocal abilities.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

Yes, student must schedule an audition for consideration.  A recommendation will be made by the Voice Faculty.

To set-up your audition, to submit materials, or to ask any questions, please contact the Department of Music.

Missouri State University
Department of Music
901 S. National Ave.
Ellis Hall 206
Springfield, MO 65897
E-mail: music@missouristate.edu.
Phone: 417-836-5648

Marvin and Marie Murphree Voice Scholarship

Value

One $250 scholarship awarded annually.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time sophomore or greater
  • Be a vocal music major
  • Demonstrate excellence in the area of voice as determined by an audition.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

Yes, student must schedule an audition for consideration.  A recommendation will be made by the Voice Faculty.

To set-up your audition, to submit materials, or to ask any questions, please contact the Department of Music.

Missouri State University
Department of Music
901 S. National Ave.
Ellis Hall 206
Springfield, MO 65897
E-mail: music@missouristate.edu.
Phone: 417-836-5648

Norma and Tom McClellan Music Education Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time junior or senior
  • Be majoring in vocal music education
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. This scholarship may be renewed automatically as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress, but it is at the Department's discretion. Juniors can renew for two additional years, seniors can renew for one year.

Additional information

Audition Required

Yes, student must schedule an audition for consideration.

To set-up your audition, to submit materials, or to ask any questions, please contact the Department of Music.

Missouri State University
Department of Music
901 S. National Ave.
Ellis Hall 206
Springfield, MO 65897
E-mail: music@missouristate.edu.
Phone: 417-836-5648

Emil and Doris C. Lorz Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection by Voice faculty

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a junior or senior majoring in Vocal Music.
  • Have plans to pursue a career in Opera.
  • Have completed 20 hours in the Department of Music.
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.5.
  • Have taken course work in a foreign language.
  • Be enrolled in 15 hours.

Consideration of extracurricular activities.  All else equal, preference should be given to a female.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

Yes, student must schedule an audition for consideration.  A recommendation will be made by the Voice Faculty.

To set-up your audition, to submit materials, or to ask any questions, please contact the Department of Music.

Missouri State University
Department of Music
901 S. National Ave.
Ellis Hall 206
Springfield, MO 65897
E-mail: music@missouristate.edu.
Phone: 417-836-5648

Bob and Virginia Herb Voice Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time sophomore or greater majoring in vocal music
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.5
  • Audition

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

Yes, student must schedule an audition for consideration.  A recommendation will be made by the Voice Faculty.

To set-up your audition, to submit materials, or to ask any questions, please contact the Department of Music.

Missouri State University
Department of Music
901 S. National Ave.
Ellis Hall 206
Springfield, MO 65897
E-mail: music@missouristate.edu.
Phone: 417-836-5648

Dawin Emanuel Vocal Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time sophomore or greater Vocal Music Major.
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.5.
  • Audition

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

Yes, student must schedule an audition for consideration.  A recommendation will be made by the Voice Faculty.

To set-up your audition, to submit materials, or to ask any questions, please contact the Department of Music.

Missouri State University
Department of Music
901 S. National Ave.
Ellis Hall 206
Springfield, MO 65897
E-mail: music@missouristate.edu.
Phone: 417-836-5648

William T. White String Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time Music major that is a string player.
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.5 for undergraduates, while graduates must have an overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Audition.

One award must be given to a Violinist.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

Yes, student must schedule an audition for consideration.

To set-up your audition, to submit materials, or to ask any questions, please contact the Department of Music.

Missouri State University
Department of Music
901 S. National Ave.
Ellis Hall 206
Springfield, MO 65897
E-mail: music@missouristate.edu.
Phone: 417-836-5648

Leslie R. Fite Brass-Woodwind Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

Be a full-time student majoring in music.

Consideration given to academic performance and music performance on brass or woodwind instruments.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

Yes, student must schedule an audition for consideration.

To set-up your audition, to submit materials, or to ask any questions, please contact the Department of Music.

Missouri State University
Department of Music
901 S. National Ave.
Ellis Hall 206
Springfield, MO 65897
E-mail: music@missouristate.edu.
Phone: 417-836-5648

Napier Family Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

This scholarship considers financial need. Please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) preferably by Feb. 15.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time musical theatre, violin performance or cello performance major
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.5 for sophomores or greater. Incoming freshmen must display good high school academic performance and leadership.

Awards made with regard to financial need.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. This scholarship may be renewed automatically as long as the student maintains a cumulative 2.5 GPA, but it is at the Department's discretion.

Additional information

Audition Required

Yes, student must schedule an audition for consideration.

To set-up your audition, to submit materials, or to ask any questions, please contact the Department of Music.

Missouri State University
Department of Music
901 S. National Ave.
Ellis Hall 206
Springfield, MO 65897
E-mail: music@missouristate.edu.
Phone: 417-836-5648

N. Meredith Rich Memorial Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

This scholarship considers financial need. Please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) preferably by Feb. 15.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time student majoring in music.
  • Have taken more than 54 credit hours.
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Demonstrate campus and community involvement and leadership.
  • Have a strong interest in pursuing a career in music or music education.

Awards made with regard to financial need.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Additional information

Audition Required

Yes, student must schedule an audition for consideration.

To set-up your audition, to submit materials, or to ask any questions, please contact the Department of Music.

Missouri State University
Department of Music
901 S. National Ave.
Ellis Hall 206
Springfield, MO 65897
E-mail: music@missouristate.edu.
Phone: 417-836-5648

Richard P. Wellock Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

This scholarship considers financial need. Please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) preferably by Feb. 15.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time student majoring in music.
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.5; incoming freshmen considered based on high school academic performance and leadership. 
  • Demonstrate musical ability and leadership.

Awards made with regard to financial need.

 

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

Yes, student must schedule an audition for consideration.

To set-up your audition, to submit materials, or to ask any questions, please contact the Department of Music.

Missouri State University
Department of Music
901 S. National Ave.
Ellis Hall 206
Springfield, MO 65897
E-mail: music@missouristate.edu.
Phone: 417-836-5648

Lowell K. Fleenor Memorial Music Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

This scholarship considers financial need. Please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) preferably by Feb. 15.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time student majoring in music.
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0; incoming freshmen considered based on high school performance and leadership.

Preference given to students with interest in string instruments and if incoming freshman, first preference given to graduates of a West Plains, MO high school. Second preference to graduates of Houston, MO high school. Third preference given to graduates of a Salem, MO high school. Award is made with regard for Financial need.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

Yes, student must schedule an audition for consideration.

To set-up your audition, to submit materials, or to ask any questions, please contact the Department of Music.

Missouri State University
Department of Music
901 S. National Ave.
Ellis Hall 206
Springfield, MO 65897
E-mail: music@missouristate.edu.
Phone: 417-836-5648

Horatio and Lynne Farrar Scholarship Award

Value

$300 scholarships awarded annually.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

This scholarship considers financial need. Please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) preferably by Feb. 15.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time student majoring in music.

Consideration will be given to high school performance and academic performance.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. This scholarship may be renewed automatically, but it is at the Department's discretion.

Additional information

Audition Required

Yes, student must schedule an audition for consideration.

To set-up your audition, to submit materials, or to ask any questions, please contact the Department of Music.

Missouri State University
Department of Music
901 S. National Ave.
Ellis Hall 206
Springfield, MO 65897
E-mail: music@missouristate.edu.
Phone: 417-836-5648

Cynthia Green Libby Oboe Scholarship

Value

Scholarship amount varies depending on the availability of funding.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

This scholarship considers financial need. Please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) preferably by Feb. 15.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate student
  • Be a full-time oboe student
  • Be taking at least one hour of private lessons at Missouri State University
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0; Incoming Freshman will be considered based on high school academic performance and leadership.

Awards made with regard to financial need.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

Yes, input will also be given by the Oboe Faculty.

George H. Klinkerfuss Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time incoming freshman majoring in Music
  • Have strong string instrument ability as judged by string faculty

Consideration may also be given to high school academic record. 

 

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. This scholarship may be renewed automatically for up to three additional years, but it is at the Department's discretion.

Additional information

Audition Required

No, recommendation will be made by the String Faculty.

Dr. Don and Linda Overend Jazz Saxophone Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a Music major involved in Jazz Studies
  • Demonstrate excellence in Saxophone Performance

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

No, recommendation will be made by the Jazz Faculty.

Leslie R. Fite Concert Band Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time music major.
  • Be a brass or woodwind player.
  • Be a member of the band.

Academic performance will also be considered.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

No, recommendation will be made by the Band Faculty.

The Hisa K. Firestone and Barbara Firestone Eads Memorial Scholarship for String Education Majors

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

This scholarship considers financial need. Please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) preferably by Feb. 15.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time Music Education major
  • Play the violin
  • Have a high school or cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Preference should be given to incoming freshman and those with financial need. 

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. This scholarship may be renewed automatically as long as the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0, but renewal is at the Department's discretion.

Additional information

Audition Required

No, recommendation will be made by the String Faculty.

Wayne and Melba Miller Band Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time student that is a member of the Missouri State University bands.
  • Be in good academic standing; incoming freshmen will be considered based on high school academic performance, musical ability and leadership

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. This scholarship may be renewed automatically as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress, but it is at the Department's discretion.

Additional information

Audition Required

No, recommendation will be made by the Band Faculty.

Robert and Alice Scott Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a graduate student.
  • Be enrolled in the Master of Music program with a Conducting or Music Education concentration.

Preference given to students pursuing careers as educators of instrumental music.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. This scholarship may be renewed automatically for one additional year as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress, but it is at the Department's discretion.

Additional information

Audition Required

No, recommendation will be made by the Band Faculty.

Daucey Hill Martin Memorial Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be the Outstanding Freshman Piano Major for the year

Awarded during the student's sophomore year.

 

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. This scholarship may be renewed automatically, but it is at the Department's discretion.

Additional information

Audition Required

No, recommendation will be made by the Keyboard Faculty.

Mollie Autry Molnar Travel Assistance Award

Value

Three $100 scholarships awarded annually.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a member of a touring choir at Missouri State University 
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student during the semester in which a trip is made or, if between semesters, the semester immediately prior to travel.

Up to three students each year will be selected to receive the award and recipients may be at any grade level. 

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Additional information

Audition Required

No, recommendation will be made by the Vocal Faculty.

Opera Workshop Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

Awarded at the discretion of the Director of the Opera Workshop and the Music Department to an outstanding participant in an Opera Workshop.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

No, recommendation will be made by the Opera Faculty.

Jane A. Meyer Organ Scholarship

Value

One $300 scholarship awarded annually.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection by Keyboard faculty. Be sure and note your musical instrument skills in the Musical Instrument section of the online application.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a sophomore or greater majoring in music or a graduate student.
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.5.
  • Be studying organ as a secondary area.
  • Have adequate keyboard skills.
  • Have a written recommendation from a member of the music faculty
  • Be enrolled full-time, if undergraduate; graduate students must be enrolled in 3 hours.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Additional information

Audition Required

No, recommendation will be made by the Keyboard Faculty.

Albert Verweire Memorial Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection by the Flute faculty

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must

  • Be a full-time senior flute student majoring in Music
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.5 and/or a departmental GPA of 2.5

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

No, recommendation will be made by the Flute Faculty.

William T. and Shirley G. McQueary Pride Band Scholarship Fund

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time student.
  • Be a member of the Missouri State University Pride Band.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

No, recommendation will be made by the Band Faculty.

Wilfred Adler Piano Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time student majoring in Music with potential for being a piano performer or teacher.
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.5 and a departmental GPA of 3.0; incoming freshmen considered based on high school academic performance and leadership.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

No, recommendation will be made by the Keyboard Faculty.

Claude T. Smith Composition Contest Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time incoming freshman.
  • Submit an original composition to Missouri State University Department of Music.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Additional information

Audition Required

No, recommendation will be made by the Composition Faculty.

David Caudle Memorial Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time student.
  • Be an organist (regardless of major).
  • Be enrolled in Organ 152, 252, 352 or 452 or their equivalents.
  • Music majors must have an overall GPA of 2.5; other majors must have an overall GPA of 2.0

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

No, recommendation will be made by the Keyboard Faculty.

John and Karen Prescott Composition Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time music major.
  • Be enrolled in a composition course.
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.5; consideration for incoming freshmen based on high school academic performance and leadership.
  • Submit an original composition for review

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

No, recommendation will be made by the Composition Faculty.

Kiefer-Young Memorial Keyboard Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a music major.
  • Be either a piano or organ student.

Scholarship is awarded to two piano students and one organ student each year.

Renewal criteria

Renewed automatically as long as the student maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Additional information

Audition Required

No, recommendation will be made by the Keyboard Faculty.

Maria Content Wise Memorial Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time incoming freshman.
  • Display good high school academic performance and leadership.

Preference given to non-music majors showing good piano skills.

Renewal criteria

Renewed automatically as long as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress and shows continual improvement of piano skills.

Additional information

Audition Required

No, recommendation will be made by the Keyboard Faculty.

Mel Bay Guitar Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time sophomore or greater
  • Be majoring in music
  • Be enrolled as a guitar student
  • Have an overall and departmental GPA of 2.5

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

No, recommendation will be made by the Guitar Faculty.

Peter Collins Piano Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time sophomore or greater or a graduate student majoring in Piano.
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.5 and a departmental GPA of 3.0.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

No, recommendation will be made by the Keyboard Faculty.

Tom Chaney Memorial Scholarship Established by his Mother, Rosemary Chaney Bane, for Graduates of Clever High School

Value

Award amount varies depending on availability of funds.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time incoming freshman from Clever High School

First preference goes to those majoring in Music or Music Education. Consideration will be made based on high school academic performance, musical ability, and leadership.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Additional information

Audition Required

No, recommendation will be made by the Clever High School Faculty.

Dr. Guy B. Webb Touring Scholarship

Value

Starting in 2019 or when the endowment is reached, scholarships will be awarded in increments of $300.00.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

The Recipient(s) of this award must be a student properly enrolled full-time as a sophomore or greater (including Graduate level students) and the student must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their degree program with no less than a 2.5 cumulative GPA.  The student must display good scholarship, excellent personal character, excellent musical ability, and have been accepted into a Missouri State University touring choir. Auditions are required to be considered for this scholarship unless waved at the discretion of the Director of the Choral Program.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

Yes, student must schedule an audition for consideration.

To set-up your audition, to submit materials, or to ask any questions, please contact the Department of Music.

Missouri State University
Department of Music
901 S. National Ave.
Ellis Hall 206
Springfield, MO 65897
E-mail: music@missouristate.edu.
Phone: 417-836-5648

Virginia C. Bussey Scholarship in Music and Musical Theatre

Value

Number of scholarships dependent on the availability of funding, but all awards will be for no less than $1,000.00.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

Scholarships valued at no less than $1,000 will be awarded annually to students seeking majors in either Music or Musical Theatre within the Music Department.  Incoming Freshman will be considered based on high school involvement, college potential, and talent.  Students enrolled at the sophomore level or higher must have an departmental GPA of 2.5.  Students must be enrolled as full-time undergraduates. Students must audition for consideration.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

Yes, student must schedule an audition for consideration.

To set-up your audition, to submit materials, or to ask any questions, please contact the Department of Music.

Missouri State University
Department of Music
901 S. National Ave.
Ellis Hall 206
Springfield, MO 65897
E-mail: music@missouristate.edu.
Phone: 417-836-5648

Don S. and Rosemary Witt Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on the availability of funding.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to full-time juniors or greater majoring in Music specializing in Keyboard.  Student must have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Additional information

Audition Required

No, recommendation will be made by the Keyboard Faculty.

The Carroll & Eleanor Lewis Composition Scholarship Fund

Value

Award amount varies depending on the availability of funding.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a student majoring in music composition with an emphasis in Band or Jazz Band composition/arranging. The student must also be a member of the Missouri State Pride, Concert, or Jazz Bands. The student must have maintained a 2.5 GPA.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Additional information

Audition Required

No, recommendation will be made by the Composition Faculty.

String Project Fund Scholarship

Value

Award amount varies depending on the availability of funding.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Selection criteria

Awarded annually when funds are available to an incoming freshman string major, with preference going for those involved in the String Project.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Additional information

Audition Required

No, recommendation will be made by the String Faculty.