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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.

The Presidential Scholarship 

As part of our Presidential Scholarship Competition, we award a $50,000 Scholarship ($12,500 per year, renewable annually) scholarship 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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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.

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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