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