We offer a wide array of scholarship opportunities to help support your dreams and awards to recognize your achievements!
We offer scholarships to students from incoming freshmen to seniors. As a general rule, all recipients of departmental scholarships must be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours for the duration of the scholarship. Unless otherwise noted, most scholarships may be applied for through a centralized scholarship portal. The University has changed its method of awarding undergraduate scholarships. if you want to be considered for a scholarship–even if you currently hold one and would like to retain it next year!–you will need to develop a profile and declare yourself an applicant for each scholarship through the new UMW application portal. You can access the scholarship portal here: https://umw.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com.
Scholarship assistance is available by contacting the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. Awards are made by specific segments of our music faculty and are not the result of an application process.
Note: the scholarships awarded to incoming First-Year Music Majors are the Walford and the Spicer (see details below).
Anne and Sidney Hamer Music Award: graduating major with highest GPA must have attended UMW for 3.5 years or more
Aurelia B. Walford Scholarship: for an entering first year student with intent to major in Music; audition for declared majors with at least three semesters of matriculation and renewable with 2.5 GPA and 2.8 in Music Major
This scholarship is awarded to incoming first-year music majors (and available for all years thereafter with successful academic progress) of outstanding performance ability; 2017 personal auditions will be held Sunday, January 22, 12:00-3:00 and Sunday, February 19, 12:00-3:00 at Pollard Hall, room 304. Applicants are expected to perform two published selections, one essentially lyrical and one displaying technical proficiency. For an appointment to audition (or to ask questions) contact the department (540) 654-1012. If personal auditions are not possible, send a DVD or videotape postmarked by Friday, February 5, 2016. The scholarship application can be downloaded here, Music scholarship application.
Barbara Diane Hall Memorial Scholarship students planning to major or majoring in the arts, academic merit, contribution to the fine arts
Dr. and Mrs. Soon Dal Choi Scholarship a vocal student with outstanding ability interested in majoring in Music. Renewable.
Elizabeth P. Tillery Memorial Scholarship: junior or senior major 3.0 GPA full time residential student
Friends of the Philharmonic: several scholarships are awarded to players accepted into the orchestra, regardless of major, who meet performance standards; up to full tuition and expenses.
Henry & Grace Spicer Scholarship: for a Music major or member of the Philharmonic
This scholarship is awarded to incoming first-year music majors (and available for all years thereafter with successful academic progress) of outstanding performance ability; 2016 personal auditions will be held Sunday, January 17, 12:00-3:00 and Sunday, February 14, 12:00-3:00 at Pollard Hall, room 304. Applicants are expected to perform two published selections, one essentially lyrical and one displaying technical proficiency. For an appointment to audition (or to ask questions) contact the department (540) 654-1012. If personal auditions are not possible, send a DVD or videotape postmarked by Friday, February 5, 2016. The scholarship application can be downloaded here, Music scholarship application.
June Davis McCormick ’49 Scholarship rising junior or senior in vocal performance who intends to pursue professional career with a 3.5 GPA and is native Virginian
Levin J. Houston, III, Memorial Jazz Scholarship
Monika D. Scott ’44 Scholarship: for demonstrated need special consideration to music majors
Nina G. Bushnell Scholarship: for a junior or senior major, with a 3.0 GPA
Patricia P. Norwood, Ph.D. Scholarship in Music: declared major who has done well in music history and is talented in history and analysis; preference to students interested in studying musicology at graduate level
Concert Band Award
Fredericksburg Singers Award
MTNA is given to the most promising potential studio teacher, chosen by faculty
Sterling Achievement Award is given to a well-rounded individual, chosen by Mu Phi Epsilon fraternity
Zorbaugh Choral Award is given to an outstanding vocal major interested in church music