Financial Aid

Missouri Western Scholarships - Music

Alfred Laurent Scholarship
The criteria for this award varies.
Application Deadline: Priority March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.

 

Anne Marie Schmitz Memorial Scholarship
Friends and family have established this scholarship in memory of Anne Marie Schmitz. Students must maintain at least a GPA of 2.0 and must be majoring in or have a strong interest in Music. A designated selection committee will choose the recipient. Financial need shall be a consideration.
Application Deadline: Priority March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.

 

Edwin & Maybelle McDonald Scholarship
This is an endowed scholarship in honor of Edwin R. and MayBelle McDonald. Recipients shall be majoring in a fine arts field.
Application Deadline: Priority March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.

 

Excellence-Music (Freshman)
Two Western Excellence Scholarships in the amount of $750 per semester are available to freshman vocal music majors who have achieved a 22 ACT and demonstrate vocal music ability. An audition and letter of recommendation from a vocal instructor are required. The scholarship may be renewed the second semester if the recipient completes a minimum of 12 credit hours during their first semester and earns a GPA of 3.0 or above.
Application Deadline: Priority March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.

 

Excellence-Music (Continuing)
Two Western Excellence Scholarships in the amount of $750 per semester are available as a continuing yearly award to current Western Excellence Music recipients.  To reapply for this scholarship, current scholarship recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA, be enrolled as a full-time student and continue enrollment in at least one vocal ensemble. and voice lessons for the award year.
Application Deadline: Students must apply and audition for this scholarship in conjunction with juries during finals week.
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.

 

Gladys & Joe Friedman Voice Scholarship
This is an endowed scholarship in honor of Joe and Gladys Friedman. Recipients shall have a minimum classification of sophomore and a cumulative GPA of 2.5; be a declared Music major; enrolled in voice lessons and demonstrate financial need.
Application Deadline: Priority March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.

 

Helen Trapp Piano Scholarship
The Helen Trapp Piano Scholarship was established as a memorial to Helen Trapp by her sons; George and Edward Trapp. Applicants shall be a declared music major with a performance emphasis in piano.  A GPA of 2.75 with a 3.0 in music must be maintained to continue to receive the scholarship.
Application Deadline: Priority March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.

 

John and Kay Mallon Keyboard Studies Scholarship
Student must be full time majoring in Music. Preference given to student with an emphasis in keyboard studies.
Application Deadline: Priority March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.

 

Music Endowed/Special Touring
Special touring scholarships are available to students on a competitive basis.
Application Deadline: Priority March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.

 

Music Participation Grant – Marching Band
Scholarships are available for students participating in marching band. Please contact the Department of Music for application procedures.
Application Deadline: Priority March 1st
Application Procedures: Request an audition – Audition Application.

 

Music Participation Grant – Piano
Scholarships are available to piano students for solo performance; ensemble performance or accompanying. There are minimum audition requirements for each category. Incoming freshmen and transfer students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students applying for renewal of this scholarship must have successfully completed 12 credit hours with a GPA of 2.5. Please contact the Department of Music for application procedures.
Application Deadline: Priority March 1st
Application Procedures: Request an audition – Audition Application.

 

Music Participation Grant – Special Performance Band
Special performance scholarships are available to band students based upon auditions and musical skills.Incoming freshmen and transfer students must have a GPA of at least 2.5. Students applying for renewal must have successfully completed 12 credit hours the previous semester with a GPA of 2.5. Please contact the Department of Music for application procedures.
Application Deadline: Priority March 1st
Application Procedures: Request an audition – Audition Application.

 

Music Participation Grant – Vocal
Scholarships are available to music students for solo performance; ensemble performance or accompanying. There are minimum audition requirements for each category. Incoming freshmen and transfer students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students applying for renewal of this scholarship must have successfully completed 12 credit hours with a GPA of 2.5. Please contact the Department of Music for application procedures.
Application Deadline: Priority March 1st
Application Procedures: Request an audition – Audition Application.

 

Piano Student Fund
Scholarships are available to music students for solo performance; ensemble performance or accompanying. There are minimum audition requirements for each category. Incoming freshmen and transfer students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students applying for renewal of this scholarship must have successfully completed 12 credit hours with a GPA of 2.5.
Application Deadline: Priority March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.

 

Raymond Elliott Choral Scholarship
The scholarship was established by Raymond Elliott, former choral director at the St. Joseph Junior College. His choirs performed for the St. Joseph community and brought a note of gladness during the great depression of the thirties and the war years of the forties. Applicants shall have a 3.0 GPA, participate in a choral group, preference will be given to a vocal major.  Three references are required and financial need is a consideration.
Application Deadline: Priority March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.

 

Robert C. Ferguson Scholarship
This scholarship shall be available annually; on the basis of merit in performance; to incoming student woodwind players. The scholarship shall pay for the applied music fees for as long as the recipient remains at MWSU; subject to annual review by appropriate instrumental instructors and juries. Students shall be selected by the Music department faculty.
Application Deadline: Priority March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.

 

Roberta & Louis Riemer Strings Scholarship
Roberta and Louis Riemer Strings Scholarship provides participation grants in string performance for MWSU students playing in the Missouri Western State University Orchestra; as well as studying privately. Applicants must audition for conductor.
Application Deadline: Priority March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.

 

Rogers Percussion Scholarship
Established by Dennis and Susan Rogers for students majoring in percussion. Applicants must be a junior or senior with a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must display leadership in the music department, especially in percussion.
Application Deadline: Priority March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.

 

St. Joseph Community Chorus Scholarship
Established by the St. Joseph Community Chorus for music majors. Student must be a junior or senior majoring in Music with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and demonstrated financial need.  Students must participate in a choral ensemble and have a strong interest in choral music.
Application Deadline: Priority March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.

 

Susan Peterson Johnson String Improvement Scholarship
This scholarship is available to students with an orchestral strings music major and plays in the MWSU orchestra. It will be awarded to the student(s) that have demonstrated the greatest improvement in playing their instrument.
Application Deadline: Priority March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.