Many high school students preparing to attend university or college look for scholarships to help ease the financial burden of tuition. This is especially true of music students where the scholarship offers from schools themselves are much more limited than those of other majors. For this reason these students are forced to look for outside scholarships to help support their study. Fortunately there are several outside music organizations that offer support based on performance, potential, and need. Here are a few places high school students can search to find a music scholarship!
The National Association for Music Education, or NAME, is the best resource for music scholarships. They offer support in all facets of music education ranging from finding tuition help to job placement to ensuring sound teaching. They also do a great job of finding all the music scholarships available and listing them on one easy to find site. They have scholarships for every music subdivision including instrumental and vocal performance, music law, music theory and analysis, and composition.
If you go to the NAME website at menc.org you will find that there are scholarships for current high school juniors and seniors. They then list all the available offers and the requirements for each scholarship. For some you would need to perform or send in a video of your performance. For others all you need to do is write an essay on whatever topic the scholarship has listed. The requirements for each scholarship is different so make sure to carefully read through them and have your applications in by the set deadline.
Scholarships.com is another great resource for finding music scholarships. Unlike NAME, this site also lists scholarships that are school-specific. You can browse this website to see if your desired university offers scholarships for music majors. This is a great idea since these are often the highest payout scholarships.