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The School of Music awards a number of merit-based scholarships each fall to incoming undergraduate music majors, which can be combined with academic scholarship offers from other areas of the University.

Students applying and admitted to both the School of Music and University of Minnesota for fall entrance to the following degree programs are automatically considered for music scholarship:

In addition to School of Music music scholarships, applicants are encouraged to apply for college-level and university-level awards.  

For maximum scholarship and admission consideration, we encourage all undergraduate fall music applicants to:

  1. Freshmen: Apply to the University of Minnesota by the priority deadline of November 1st. Priority consideration for university admission, Honors, and university-level scholarships is given to students whose applications are complete by the priority deadline.  Applications received after the priority deadline until the final deadline of December 15th will be considered for admission, Honors, and university-level scholarships on a space-available and funds-available basis.
  2. All undergraduate applicants: apply to the School of Music by the music application deadline of December 15th for fall entrance. Department-level music scholarships are only made to admitted, incoming fall music applicants, and those who complete their application by the music admissions deadline and audition by the formal School of Music audition dates are given priority consideration for both admission and awards. 
  3. Complete the FAFSA by February 1.  The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the code for the University of Minnesota is code 003969
  4. Complete the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) scholarship application (for students applying for admission to CLA) for priority consideration for college-level scholarships.  Several of the CLA scholarships are specific to incoming music majors, and the School of Music can only recommend students who have completed the CLA scholarship application to these awards. Visit the CLA Financial Aid and Scholarships page for more details.   

For more information on tuition and fees, visit the Office of Admissions.

For information on student employment opportunities, visit the Office of Human Resources and the Office of Work Study.

Music Scholarship Questions?  Contact the Music Admissions Office | 612-624-2847