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Scholarships

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music awards numerous talent-based performance scholarships each year to entering freshmen.  All music scholarship awards are based on a combination of talent level (as identified by audition), ensemble or studio needs, and available funds. Early application is strongly encouraged. School of Music scholarships are renewable for up to four years and require full-time enrollment during Fall and Spring semesters.

Students applying for School of Music scholarships should apply to the School of Music by January 8 and audition for the School of Music before February 23. Students applying for School of Music scholarships should apply to the University of Memphis and submit high school transcripts and ACT or SAT results to the University of Memphis by January 8. Acceptance into the School of Music is contingent on acceptance by the University. Preferred acceptance date to the University of Memphis for School of Music applicants is December 1, 2013. Students who have been fully accepted to the University of Memphis by December 1 will be given priority academic scholarship consideration.

The Outstanding Music Performance Scholarship is awarded to students with outstanding performance ability and potential as identified through audition. It is awarded to a limited number of students each year and provides in-state tuition. The scholarship award applies to enrollment fees for on campus courses only and does not cover applied lesson fees, special lab or course fees, or fees for online courses.  HOPE scholarship funds, if awarded to the student, will be used for payment of other fees associated with the cost of attendance. On-campus housing is encouraged to provide each scholarship student with social and scholarly activity opportunities that promote academic success.  Priority consideration will be given for out-of-state fees for non-resident awardees.

The Music Performance Scholarship is awarded to students with excellent performance ability and potential as identified through audition. It is awarded to a limited number of students each year and provides one-half the cost of in-state tuition.  The award will be deposited into the student's account at the beginning of each semester.  The scholarship award applies to enrollment fees for on campus courses only and does not cover applied lesson fees, special lab or course fees, or fees for online courses.  HOPE scholarship funds, if awarded to the student, will be applied to the balance of tuition and any remaining amount may be used for payment of other fees associated with the cost of attendance. On-campus housing is encouraged to provide each scholarship student with social and scholarly activity opportunities that promote academic success.

The Director's Scholarship is awarded to a limited number of students each year who qualify for other General University Distinguished Scholarship programs and provides an additional $2,500 ($1,250 per semester) to be used for payment of any fees associated with the cost of attendance. The award will be deposited into the student's account at the beginning of each semester.

There is a limited number of Mighty Sound of the South Performance/Out-of-State Tuition Scholarships available for incoming non-music major freshmen.  These scholarships are awarded to students who exhibit high academic and artistic achievement who fulfill ensemble needs.  Applicants must be exemplary musicians, colorguard members, or baton twirlers who have a 3.25 Cumulative GPA and a 24 ACT (1110SAT) to be considered for audition. Please contact the Band Office at (901) 678-2263 for further information.

Mighty Sound of the South Scholarships are awarded to students for performance as Colorguard members, Tigerette members, Marching Band Musicians, and Pep Band Musicians. Students are awarded varying amounts depending on the type of assignment.  Awards are for one semester and are renewable based on the needs of the band program.  The award will be deposited into the student's account at the beginning of the semester.  Please contact the Band Office at (901) 678-2263 for further information.

Out-of-State Fees Award for Outstanding Performance 

For a limited number of students who audition and who are not residents of the State of Tennessee, the School of Music may award the out-of-state portion of tuition. To see tuition fee charts, go to bf.memphis.edu/finance/bursar/feepayment.php.

Scholarship Information

Scholarship awards are mailed beginning in mid March. Renewal of School of Music scholarships is based on a number of criteria including fulfilling assigned ensemble requirements, maintaining progress toward a degree, maintaining a GPA of 2.5 and a "B" in applied lessons and ensembles. All awards are tentative subject to legislative appropriation and receipt of funds by the University of Memphis and final verification of academic records and acceptance to the University of Memphis.

Other University Scholarship and Financial Support Opportunities

The University of Memphis awards many academic scholarships each year to entering freshmen. These are generally based on a combination of ACT/SAT scores and high school grade point averages. To be considered for academic scholarships, applicants must be accepted by the University admissions office by December 1.

See the University of Memphis Scholarships website, http://www.memphis.edu/scholarships, for a detailed "List of Scholarships."

The College of Communications and Fine Arts administer the Elizabeth and Harold Robinson Scholars and Fellows awards. See http://www.memphis.edu/ccfa/robinsonscholrship.php.

Out-of-state students should review benefits and eligibility of the Non-Resident Honors Student Award which requires application and acceptance.  There are a limited number of Non-Resident Honors Student Awards.  Apply early.  See http://www.memphis.edu/honors/index.php.

Tennessee residents are encouraged to read about the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program (HOPE Scholarships).  Go to http://www.memphis.edu/scholarships/hope.php.

Students who reside in Tate, Marshall, DeSoto, Tunica, and Crittenden counties may be eligible for in-state tuition.  To read about the Border County Tuition waiver, see http://www.memphis.edu/admissions/border.php.

Out-of-state students, particularly those interested in concentrations in Jazz, Recording Technology or Music Business, should review Academic Common Market opportunities at: http://www.memphis.edu/admissions/acm.php.

The University of Memphis provides numerous sources of Financial Aid. Review them at http://www.memphis.edu/financialaid.

 

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