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Music Scholarships

Love to perform?  Want to grow as a musician, student, and follower of Christ?

Through the generosity of those who appreciate the arts and support the mission of Houghton College, the Greatbatch School of Music offers scholarships to students who excel in music and desire to develop their potential at Houghton.  Some scholarships are specifically for music majors, while others are awarded to students for participation in ensembles regardless of major. 

Presidential Scholarship

As part of our Presidential Scholarship Competition, we award a $50,000 Scholarship ($12,500 per year, renewable annually) to an outstanding first-year student majoring in music, a $20,000 award to a second outstanding first-year music major, and additional performance grants to runners-up.  Audition is by invitation only -- Apply by December 1, 2013. 

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Performance Grants and Fellowships

Music scholarships and fellowships are awarded on the basis of performance ability and musical promise and are competitive across the applicant pool.  In addition to general Performance Grants, we offer scholarships to outstanding entering vocal students through the Bain Vocal Fellowships and to instrumentalists via Instrumental Ensemble and Keyboard Fellowships.  Every auditioning student is considered for a scholarship. 

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Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available each year to graduate students in the Greatbatch School of Music.  Generally, these positions are awarded to students within their major field of study or for services in which they hold special expertise.  Graduate assistants may be offered full or partial tuition remission and up to $10,000 in stipend money, and have opportunity to gain experience in various performance, professorial support, staff and (where appropriate) teaching duties that support and supplement the work of the faculty of the Greatbatch School of Music. 

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Scholarships for Returning Students

A great many scholarships are given to returning students.  Please see the Music Student Handbook for a description of all of the scholarships available to 2nd-, 3rd-, and 4th-year students.

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General Scholarships

Music applicants are encouraged to also apply for any of the various Scholarships and Grants available to Houghton College students.  Financial Aid is also available.