Scholarships

University of North Texas Scholarships & Financial Aid

The University of North Texas is a comprehensive university that offers many scholarships to help you finance your education, and academic awards can be a very important part of your financial plan.  Many of our prospective and current students compete for academic scholarships, which are awarded on merit and on a first-come, first-served basis to students enrolling in the fall term. We recommend you apply to UNT and the College of Music as early as possible and that you review the information about university funded scholarships and the other types of aid provided by UNT Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, especially those awards available through the General Scholarship Application.  The College of Music encourages all current music students and prospective music students to complete the General Scholarship application prior to March 1 annually.

If you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree, cost does not have to be a barrier to your success. After reviewing the information above, also visit the Toulouse Graduate School for information about a variety of resources available to graduate students.

There are also other sources of scholarship aid at UNT that are available to all students.  UNT International annually administers a number of scholarships that are available to both domestic and international students. The UNT Office of Outreach administers the Multicultural Scholastic Award Program (MSA), a scholarship and student retention initiative targeting academically talented students from diverse backgrounds, and the UNT Division of Equity and Diversity sponsors award competitions annually that are open to all students.

 

College of Music Scholarships

The College of Music awards competitive music scholarships based on talent and professional promise. When you apply for admission to the College, your application and audition also serves as the application for music scholarships. If you are an out-of-state student and you are awarded a competitive scholarship of $1,000 or more during the fall (or fall plus spring), you are able to attend UNT at the resident tuition rate for that academic year - including the summer term.  This is true for both music awards and the academic awards mentioned above.

Music scholarship recipients and the amount of awards are determined by faculty committees established from within the appropriate areas. Program needs are also considered in determining scholarship awards. Assuming all scholarship obligations are met each year, scholarships may be held for up to a total of four years for undergraduate study, two years for master’s level study, two years for the completion of a graduate artist certificate, or three years for doctoral study. Of course, award renewal is subject to the availability of funding.  The college currently distributes over $900,000 in music scholarships to students each year.

If you receive a performance scholarship, you are required to participate in appropriate performing ensembles each long semester, and must agree to accept assignment by the College of Music in no more than two performance laboratory ensembles each semester. If you receive a non-performance music scholarship, you are required to enroll in appropriate courses as determined by your area. All scholarship recipients must enroll full-time and meet minimum grade point average requirements. Undergraduate students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in music courses, 2.5 overall. Graduate students must a minimum 3.5 GPA.

 

Music Award Opportunities

There are over 200 separate scholarship opportunities administered by the College of Music that provide funding to music students.  With the exception of eight awards*, application materials beyond the admission/renewal application are not required. In accordance with university policy and state law, a complete listing of those awards follows.

*Presser Foundation Graduate Scholarship, Presser Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship, Nicholas and Anna Ricco Ethics Awards, Anna Harriet Heyer Scholarship, Pi Kappa Lambda Scholarship, Margot Winspear Opera Scholarship, Clyde Miller French Horn Scholarship.  Awards announced each spring. Requires faculty nomination and application packet or separate audition. The Need-based Recording and Travel Fund provides support annually to music students with demonstrated financial need for their recording projects and travel. Applications accepted October 1 annually until funds are exhausted. See Awards for Continuing Students for additional information.

Scholarship Name Areasort descending
W. S. Elliott Bassoon Scholarship Bassoon
Lupe Murchison Foundation Fellowship in Chamber Music Chamber Music
George and Sandy Papich Chamber Scholarship Chamber Music
Jerry and Julie McCoy Accompanist Scholarship Choral
A Capella Choir Fund Scholarship Choral
Bridenthal Memorial Choir Scholarship Choral
Joyce Howard Bradley Choral Scholarship Choral
Frank McKinley Choral Scholarship Choral
Martha and Preston Peak Choral Scholarship Choral
Henry Gibbons Choral Conducting Scholarship Choral Conducting
Choral Scholarship Choral Conducting
Lee Gibson Clarinet Scholarship Clarinet
John and Rose Scott Clarinet Scholarship Clarinet
Luevano Family Clarinet Scholarship Clarinet
Deborah Fabian Clarinet Scholarship Clarinet
Presser Foundation Graduate Scholarship College of Music
Community Support Council Music Scholarship College of Music
Wind and Percussion Scholarship College of Music
Jerome Patterson Memorial Scholarship College of Music
"…And the Music Had Wings Fund" Scholarship College of Music
Presser Scholarship College of Music
Ed and Julia Hodges Memorial Scholarship College of Music
Winspear Music Scholarship College of Music
Rainbow-Froehlich Outreach Music Scholarship College of Music
Leah Woodruff Hatfield Music Scholarship College of Music
David A. Tedesco and Sarah Nelson Tedesco Endowed Scholarship in Music Theory, Jazz, Voice College of Music
Yamaha Wind Scholarship College of Music
Joán C. Groom Music Scholarship College of Music
Grace Evelyn Woods Music Scholarship College of Music
Mu Phi Epsilon Vocal Scholarship College of Music
Joe and Betty Roy Music Scholarship College of Music
Terri Sundberg and Ruth Rubio Scholarship College of Music
Ray Worth Perryman ('52) Music Scholarship College of Music
N. Patricia Yarborough Music Scholarship College of Music
Elaine and Edward Barnett Music Scholarship College of Music
Topsy Wright Memorial Music Scholarship College of Music
Elida Tamez Endowed Choral Scholarship College of Music
Helen Schenk Music Scholarship College of Music
Nicholas D. and Anna G. Ricco Excellence in Music Scholarship College of Music
Lucille G. Murchison Music Scholarship College of Music
Buddy Holly Educational Fdtn. "Learning the Game" Stephen & Rebecca Easley Scholarship College of Music
Dean's Camerata Scholarship Fund College of Music
C.C. Collie Music Scholarship College of Music
UNT Foundation Scholarship College of Music
Hispanic Friends Promusica Scholarship College of Music
Anna G. Ricco/First Command Educational Foundation Scholarship College of Music
RJ Rogers Sinfonian Scholarship College of Music
Deborah Johnson Miller Memorial Scholarship College of Music
Lupe Murchison Foundation Fellowship in Music Scholarship College of Music
Utter Music Scholarship College of Music
Euline and Horace Brock Merit Scholarship College of Music
Valerie Dean Westheimer Graduate Fellowship in Music College of Music
Cecelia Cunningham Box Scholarship College of Music
Valerie Dean Westheimer Scholarship in Music College of Music
Annette & Charles Guy Hall Memorial Music Scholarship College of Music
James and Elizabeth Scott Music Scholarship College of Music
Marceau C. Myers Memorial Scholarship College of Music
James C. and Margaret B. Bays Music Scholarship College of Music
Excellence in Music Scholarship College of Music
Patsy C. and Fred W. Patterson College of Music Scholarship College of Music
Chadwick Family Memorial Scholarship College of Music
Vivian S. Spohn Music Scholarship College of Music
Voertman-Ardoin Scholarship in Music College of Music
Ronnie Lee and Peter Ni Music Scholarship College of Music
Florence Lewis Davis Music Scholarship College of Music
Donald E. Waugh Memorial Music Scholarship College of Music
Margaret Howell Memorial Scholarship College of Music
Pauline Slator Music Scholarship College of Music
Becky and Vince King Music College of Music
Walter and Elaine Hodgson Memorial Scholarship College of Music
Becky King Music Success Scholarship College of Music
Becky King Study Abroad Scholarship College of Music
Fred and Patsy Patterson String and Voice Scholarship College of Music
Warren Henry Music Education Scholarship College of Music
Ben E. Keith Foundation Music Scholarship College of Music
Phyllis Minton Music Scholarship College of Music
Korean Music Student Association Scholarship College of Music
Bethany Lauren Davis Memorial Scholarship College of Music
Jean Greenlaw General Music Scholarship College of Music
Pi Kappa Lambda Scholarship College of Music
College of Music Endowed Scholarship College of Music
Wells Fargo Music Scholarship College of Music
College of Music Scholarship College of Music
Ku-Kuo Scholarship in Music College of Music
Wilfred Bain Scholarship College of Music
Fund for the Advancement of Music Ensembles College of Music
Mary Smith Music Scholarship College of Music
Larry and Gayla Engel Music Scholarship College of Music
COM Staff Members Scholarship College of Music
Merrill Ellis Memorial Composition Scholarship Composition
Richard and Candace Faulk Young Composers Endowed Scholarship Composition
David M. Schimmel Memorial Composition Scholarship Composition
Richard Dufallo Memorial Composition Scholarship Composition
Faulk Young Composers Composition
Paul Loomis Music Composition Scholarship Composition
Dr. Paul Gregory Bonneau Memorial Composition Scholarship Composition
College of Music Composition Scholarship Composition
Sterling Procter Scholarship in Composition Composition
Martin Mailman Memorial Composition Scholarship Composition
Larry Austin Music Composition Scholarship Composition
Adams-Nordstrom Family Early Music Scholarship Early Music
Adkins-Dickinson String Scholarship Early Music
Richard and Kathryn Sparks Scholarship Early Music
Collegium Musicum Scholarship Early Music
Bill and Virginia Beasley Early Music Vocal Memorial Scholarship Early Music
Ethnomusicology Area Scholarship Ethnomusicology
Larry Roark Memorial Euphonium Scholarships Euphonium
Dr. Brian Bowman Euphonium Scholarship Euphonium
George Morey Memorial Flute Scholarship Flute
Brian Houck Memorial Guitar Scholarship Guitar
Theron Palmer, Sr. Classical Guitar Scholarship Guitar
John G. Brinkmann Memorial Guitar Scholarship Guitar
W. Ted Elrod Memorial Guitar Scholarship Guitar
North Texas Harp Ensemble Scholarship Harp
Patricia Silverling Baroque Harp Scholarship Harp
Patrick Stanfill Scholarship for Harp Harp
Gustav Leonhardt Scholarship Harpsichord/Early Keyboard
Alice Koons Memorial Horn Scholarship Horn
Clyde Miller French Horn Scholarship Horn
Bob and Helen Morgan Jazz Scholarship Jazz
Dan Stambaugh Memorial Scholarship Jazz
Bob Rober Jazz Studies Scholarship Jazz
Leon Breeden Music Scholarship Jazz
John & Genene Murphy Jazz Studies Scholarship Jazz
John A. & Anne Filipowicz Narsutis Jazz Lab Band Scholarship Jazz
John and Bonnie Strauss Jazz Scholarship Jazz
Neil Slater Award for Excellence in Jazz Studies and Academics Jazz
Town of Addison Jazz Scholarship Jazz
Andy and Julie Hong Scholarship in Jazz Studies Jazz
Carol and Jay Solow Jazz Scholarship Jazz
M. E. "Gene" Hall Jazz Scholarship Jazz
Don Boozer Jazz Scholarship Jazz
Don Grolnick Memorial Jazz Scholarship Jazz
James W. Thomason Guitar or Bass Scholarship Jazz
James Weldon Thomas Jazz Studies Scholarship Jazz
Floyd Graham Memorial Scholarship Jazz
Jamey Aebersold Jazz Studies Scholarship Jazz
Sandy Sandifer Lab Band Scholarship Jazz
Jay Saunders Jazz Scholarship Jazz
Justice Records Stan Kenton Scholarship Jazz
Jazz Leadership Scholarship in Honor of Neil Slater and Jim Riggs Jazz
Spec's One O'Clock Lab Band Fund Scholarship Jazz
Jazz Studies General Scholarship Jazz
Strauss Foundation Jazz “Make a Difference” Scholarship Jazz
Bill Stapleton Jazz Arranging Scholarship Jazz-arranging
Randy Taylor Jazz Arranging Scholarship Jazz-arranging
A. Baron III and Darlene G. Cass Jazz Percussion Scholarship Jazz-drumset
Edward J. Soph Memorial Drumset Scholarship Jazz-drumset
Red Rodney Memorial Jazz Scholarship Jazz-drumset
UNT Summer Drumset Workshop Jazz Scholarship Jazz-drumset
Paul Guerrero Jr. Memorial Jazz Studies Scholarship Jazz-drumset
Avedis Zildjian Endowed Percussion Scholarship in Honor of Ed Soph Jazz-drumset
Shelly Manne Memorial Scholarship Jazz-drumset
Warren "Baby" Dodds UNT Summer Drumset Workshop Scholarship Jazz-drumset
William C. and Loretta Kason Memorial Drumset Scholarship Jazz-drumset
David Catney Memorial Jazz Scholarship Jazz-guitar
Ethan Atkinson Jazz Guitar Scholarship Jazz-guitar
Kris Kolflat Memorial Jazz Guitar Scholarship Jazz-guitar
John M. Haerle Memorial Scholarship Jazz-piano
Fred Crane Memorial Jazz Piano Scholarship Jazz-piano
Jim Riggs Jazz Saxophone Scholarship Jazz-saxophone
John Holt Memorial Scholarship Jazz-saxophone
John Park Memorial Jazz Saxophone Scholarship Jazz-saxophone
Phil Manning Memorial Jazz Saxophone Scholarship Jazz-saxophone
Leon Breeden Scholarship in Jazz Trumpet Jazz-trumpet
Richard Dalrymple Memorial Jazz Trumpet Scholarship Jazz-trumpet
Doc Severinsen Jazz Trumpet Scholarship Jazz-trumpet
Don and Dory Jacoby Jazz Trumpet Scholarship Jazz-trumpet
Don Thomas Lead Trumpet Scholarship Jazz-trumpet
Jay Saunders Lead Jazz Trumpet Scholarship Endowment Jazz-trumpet
Pinky Purinton Big Band Memorial Scholarship Jazz-trumpet
Bill Collins Sr. Scholarship in Jazz Trumpet Jazz-trumpet
Dora Lee Langdon Jazz Singers Scholarship Jazz-voice
Jazz Leadership Scholarship in Honor of Paris Rutherford Jazz-voice
George H. Springer Memorial Music Education Scholarship Music Education
Teaching Excellence Scholarship Music Education
David C. and Katherine Isley McGuire Graduate Music Education Scholarship Music Education
The George and Nesha Morey Choral Music Education Scholarship Music Education
Hard Rock Café "Battle of the Bands" Scholarship Music Education
Harriett and Jay Armstrong Memorial Scholarship Music Education
New Horizons Grad Music Ed Scholarship Music Education
Cambiata Institute for Middle School Choral Music Scholarship Music Education
Evelyn D. Messmore Music Education Scholarship Music Education
Robert R. Gans Memorial Music Education Scholarship Music Education
Margaret Hudnall Music Education Scholarship Music Education
Choral Music Education Scholarship Music Education
Avon Gillespie Music Education Scholarship Music Education
Dr. Debbie Rohwer Music Education Scholarship Music Education
Jeannie Tillman Music Education Scholarship Music Education
Early Childhood Music Education Scholarship Music Education
String Music Education Scholarship Music Education
Ralph and Pauline Bush Endowed Scholarship Music History
Monteverdi Fund Scholarship Music History
Bobby Cox Memorial Scholarship in Musicology Music History
Eulan V. Brooks Memorial Music Scholarship Music History
Celia Berwin Memorial Foundation Scholarship Music History, Theory, and Ethnomusicology
Frank M. Heidlberger MHTE Scholarship Music History, Theory, and Ethnomusicology
Anna Harriet Heyer Scholarship Music Librarian
Ethelston and LaMarr Chapman Memorial Graduate Theory Scholarship Music Theory
Robert W. Ottman Graduate Theory Scholarship Music Theory
Mattie Jo (Payne) Groom Graduate Theory Scholarship Music Theory
Charles Veazey Oboe Scholarship Oboe
Sunny Van Eaton Memorial Scholarship in Voice/Opera Opera
Gerald and Vinette Boyce Finerman Opera Scholarship Opera
Ed and Kay Moorehead Opera Scholarship Opera
Ted and Barbara Coe Opera Scholarship Opera
David L. Shrader Opera Scholarship Opera
John and Joy Siegmund Opera Scholarship Opera
Dean Hamilton Memorial Opera Scholarship Opera
Jack Roberts Memorial Opera Scholarship Opera
Art Glass Opera Scholarship Opera
Paula Homer Opera Scholarship Endowment Opera
Margo and Bill Winspear Opera
Julia Smith Memorial Scholarship Opera
Margot Winspear Opera Scholarship Opera
Sue and Jack Thomson Opera Endowment Fund Opera
Symphony Orchestra Scholarship Orchestra
Leon and Dora Brusilow Scholarship Orchestra
John and Priscilla Holt Orchestra Scholarship Orchestra
M. Jean Greenlaw Orchestra Scholarship Orchestra
Anshel Brusilow Scholarship in Orchestral Studies Orchestra
Frank D. Mainous Memorial Orchestral Scholarship Orchestra
Weldon Minnick Memorial Orchestral Scholarship Orchestra
Friends of the Symphony Scholarship Orchestra
Pops Concert Fund Scholarship Orchestra
N/A Orchestral Conducting
Lewisville Lake Symphony Orchestra Scholarship Orchestral Conducting
Richard Dufallo Memorial Scholarship Orchestral Conducting
John Giordano Conducting Scholarship Orchestral Conducting
Dale Peters Organ Scholarship Organ
Helen Hewitt Memorial Organ Scholarship Organ
Organ Scholarship Organ
Anna Louise Robertson Estes Memorial Organ Scholarship Organ
Robert M. Estes Organ Scholarship Organ
Robert R. Miller Memorial Organ Scholarship Organ
Church Organ Associates, Inc. Organ Scholarship Organ
Justine Boozman Beattie Music Scholarship for Piano and Organ Organ
Phil Schenk and Donna Smith Organ Scholarship Organ
Marie Madeleine Duruflé Memorial Scholarship Organ
Marjorie Wilson Organ Scholarship Organ
Fulmer-Davidson Organ Scholarship Organ
Eastman Piano and Organ Scholarship for American Students Organ
Yamaha Percussion Scholarship Percussion
Bobby Kahn Steel Drum Scholarship Percussion
Jack Rumbley Percussion Scholarship Percussion
Jon Kellis Memorial Scholarship Percussion
Avedis Zildjian Co. Percussion Scholarship Percussion
Percussion Fund Percussion
Drumline Scholarship Percussion
Jeff and Mindy Moore Percussion Scholarship Percussion
Eastman Piano Scholarship for International Students Piano
Larry Walz Piano Scholarship Piano
Bobbie Cole Swaim Music Scholarship Piano
A. L. Putnam Piano Scholarship Piano
Reuben Allred Memorial Collaborative Piano Scholarship Piano
Bridenthal Memorial Piano Scholarship Piano
Agnes Palmer Thompson Memorial Piano Scholarship Piano
Pamela Mia Paul Studion Scholarship Piano
Robert J. Rogers Piano Scholarship Piano
Viardo Fellow Scholarship Piano
Marcella and Henry Huberman Memorial Piano Scholarship Piano
Charles F. Paul Memorial Piano Scholarship Piano
Dr TJ and L Walz Memorial Piano Scholarship Piano
Margaret Marion Grubb Memorial Piano Scholarship Piano
Peggy Boston Duggan Piano Scholarship Piano
Silvio and Isabel Scionti Piano Scholarship Piano
Stark/Scionti Classical Piano Scholarship Piano
Collaborative Piano Scholarship Piano
Jean Harris Mainous Piano Scholarship Piano
Steve and Carol Harlos Piano Scholarship Piano
Piano Scholarship Piano
Bill and Helen Yu Piano Scholarship Piano
William Gammon Henry, Jr. Scholarship for Piano Piano
Jeffrey Bradetich Double Bass Scholarship Strings
Tehan-Mennemeyer String Scholarship Strings
Adkins String Scholarship Strings
Edward Rainbow Bass Scholarship Strings
Adolfo Odnoposoff Memorial Cello Scholarship Strings
Brock String Merit Scholarship Strings
Lucinda Bell Adams Memorial Scholarship Strings
Undergraduate String Quartet Award Strings
Debbie Petty Brooks String Scholarship Strings
Patricia Lewis Memorial Violin Scholarship Strings
Marceau C. Myers String Scholarship Strings
Julia Bushkova Violin Scholarship Strings
Chris Xeros Scholarship Strings
Walter Abbey Music Scholarship Strings
Fred and Patsy Patterson Orchestra Scholarship Strings
Dubois Viola Scholarship Strings
Need Based Travel Scholarship Travel
Leon F. Brown Trombone Scholarship Trombone
James McLaughlin Jazz Trombone Scholarship Trombone
Mike Castor Trumpet Scholarship Trumpet
David B. Hooten Principal Trumpet Scholarship Trumpet
Leonard Candelaria Trumpet Scholarship Trumpet
Trumpet Scholarship Fund Trumpet
Ann MacMillan Trumpet Scholarship Trumpet
John J. Haynie Classical Trumpet Scholarship Trumpet
John J. Haynie Trumpet Scholarship Trumpet
Paul and Valerie Klipsch Brass Scholarship Trumpet
Keith Johnson Trumpet Graduate Scholarship Trumpet
David L. Kuehn Tuba Scholarship Tuba
Everett Gilmore Tuba Scholarship Tuba
Gordon and Patsy Roe Voice Scholarship Voice
Edward Allan Baird Voice Scholarship Voice
Harold Heiberg Scholarship Voice
Eugene Conley Memorial Voice Scholarship Voice
J. Charles Groom Memorial Voice Scholarship Voice
Carol Wilson Studio Scholarship Voice
Voice Scholarship Voice
Sally Maxwell Sharples Memorial Scholarship Voice
Juanita Teal Peters Scholarship in Voice Voice
Frank McKinley Voice Scholarship Voice
Dr. Patricia Evans Voice Scholarship Voice
Marguerite and Billy Joyner Voice Scholarship Voice
Stephen Thomas Farish, Jr. Memorial Voice Scholarship Voice
Bill and Barbara Connally Blankenship Voice Scholarship Voice
E.L. and Anita Crader Memorial Scholarship Voice
Jeff Snider Voice Scholarship Voice
Maurice McAdow Memorial Music Scholarship Wind Conducting
Bob Murray Wind Studies Wind Conducting
Bailey Mahlmann Wind Studies Scholarship Wind Conducting