Scholarships Available to Music Students
Through endowments given to the Department of Music, scholarships are awarded to students each semester. Scholarships are awarded based on students' performance, academic merit, and participation in University ensembles. These awards are in addition to other funding opportunities available through the University Office of Financial Aid. Below is a list of available scholarships and the requirements:
- Chandler Brownell Piano Scholarship
- Bonnie Blum Memorial Scholarship
- Department of Music Instrumental Jazz Scholarship
- Garrett Ebmeyer Scholarship
- Janet Kay Evans Scholarship
- Chieko Fesmire String Instrument Scholarship
- Founding Faculty Scholarship
- Jeffrey Garfield Scholarship
- Ada Hopkins Scholarship
- Douglas Larmor Scholarship
- Music Enrichment Scholarship
- Joyce R. Piper Piano Scholarship
- Steel Drum Participant Scholarship
- General Music Scholarships and Stipends
Bartholomew, Melody Department of Music Discretionary Endowment Fund: Funds can be used by the Music Department to cover the department’s greatest need(s) not being met, including such areas as programmatic support; equipment and supply costs; instrument purchase, rental and/or repair; scholarship support to attract of retain promising students; or adjunct faculty support. Expendable funds may accumulate over multiple years if deemed appropriate.
Brownell, Chandler B. Piano Scholarship: Awarded to full-time students majoring in piano with at least a 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to residents of Genesee County. Financial need may be considered. Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.
Burd, Margaret Anne-UAW Local 599 Memorial Scholarship: For full-time students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education and Human Services, or the School of Health Professions and Studies whose parent or grandparent has been a member in good standing of UAW Local 599 for at least five years. Financial need is a consideration. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. Applicants must submit proof of Local 599 membership (i.e., copy of membership card).
Department of Music Instrumental Jazz Scholarship: The scholarship is open to all who participate in the MUS 205/405, Jazz Ensemble, regardless of major. First-year applicants must have a minimum recomputed 2.70 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale). Present students must have a minimum 2.7 GPA at UM-Flint. The scholarship requires an audition with the Department of Music Faculty. The student must demonstrate sight reading ability, knowledge of scales, and ability to improvise over a standard blues progression. Auditioning on drum set requires demonstration of proficiency in various styles and time-keeping. Specific information regarding the audition requirements is available from the Department of Music. The recipient must enroll in MUS 205, Jazz Ensemble. To qualify for renewal, the recipient must earn a grade of A in MUS 205/405, and must have performed at all scheduled concerts and events for that semester. Eligibility for renewal will be forfeited if these requirements are not met for any semester the student is receiving the scholarship.
Ebmeyer, Garrett E. Trumpet Scholarship: Awarded to a music education trumpet student. The award is based on performance and musical ability. Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.
Evans, Janet Kay Memorial Scholarship Fund: For full-time music students who demonstrate academic accomplishment and musical ability. A minimum 3.0 GPA and participation in a performance group are required. Financial need is considered. Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.
[The] Fesmire, Chieko String Instrument Scholarship: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate “applied music” student pursuing an interest in string music with preference given to students studying violin. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants are required to audition with the Music Department. Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.
Founding Faculty/Friends of Music Scholarship Endowment: Provides funds to assist currently enrolled full-time students pursuing music education at the University of Michigan–Flint. Students must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. First semester freshmen must have a re-computed GPA of 3.0. The level of musical performance may be taken in consideration in awarding this scholarship. An audition may be required. Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.
Garfield, Jeffrey F. Scholarship Fund: For entering or continuing University of Michigan-Flint students with a declared major in Theatre or Music. Talented applicants must have a recomputed 3.25 GPA if entering as freshmen or a minimum 3.00 grade point average as continuing or transfer students. Financial need will be a consideration. Scholarship is renewable, but recipient must submit a new application. Visit the Music or Theatre Department for consideration and application instructions.
Hopkins, Ada L. Scholarship Fund: Applicants must be music majors and have attained at least junior level class status (55 credits or more). The applicant must have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0. Also must demonstrate a record of leadership and initiative in the ensemble appropriate to the student’s instrument or voice. Applicant must participate in the traditional service venues for the music department. Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.
Larmor, Douglas E. Memorial Scholarship: Established by friends in conjunction with the Flint Federation of Musicians-Local 542 for full-time students who are instrumental music majors. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. Selection is based on auditions and financial need. Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.
Music Department Scholarships: For students with a minimum 3.0 GPA who have received no grade in applied music lower than a "B" and who participate in a large performance group appropriate to their major instrument. Students must demonstrate continued commitment to their studies and the University.
Music Department Stipends: May be offered to students who are active and supportive members of ensembles in the department. Students must prepare their individual parts to the best of their ability and must attend all rehearsals and concerts outlined by the conductor. Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.
Piper, Joyce R. Endowed Memorial Piano Scholarship: Applicants must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, and participate in a UM-Flint Music Department audition. One scholarship will be awarded each academic year. Scholarships may be renewed; however, scholarship recipients must reapply. Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.
Radhabai, G. and A. V. Rajagopal Scholarship: For students who have a minimum 3.0 adjusted GPA and are enrolled for at least 6 credit hours. Applicants must have completed 55 credit hours. Selection is based on outstanding academic achievement and participation in school and/or community service activities. Preference will be given to students majoring in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems.
Thompson, Virginia Hoover International Travel Scholarship: Designated to assist students enrolled in the College of Arts & Science at UM-Flint. Designated for students participating in approved study abroad courses sponsored and led by the University of Michigan-Flint faculty and approved by the Study Abroad Advisory Committee. Applicants must be full-time students who have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours, and attained a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must submit a personal statement/essay in which they outline their career goals and aspirations. This scholarship is based on scholastic merit, and not on financial need. Apply through the International Center; applications taken December/January each year.
Trela, A.J. Honors Scholar Program Scholarship: This scholarship is meant to provide support to students who are enrolled in the programs offered by the College of Arts and Science. Students should be part-time or full-time students enrolled in the Honors Scholar Program. Must have a 3.5 GPA.
Trela, Ruby Honors Program Scholarship: This scholarship is meant to provide support to students who are enrolled in the programs offered by the College of Arts and Science. Preference may be given to students enrolled in disciplines in the humanities. Students should be part-time or full-time students enrolled in the Honors Scholar Program. Must have a 3.5 GPA.
University of Michigan-Flint Matthew Hilton-Watson Study Abroad Scholarship: Applicants must be enrolled at the UM-Flint as undergraduate or graduate students and in good academic standing. Preference will be given for study of a different culture than the student's own and funds may be used for several research oriented experiences.
Wyant, Donald Loren Music Scholarship: Eligible applicants will have a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average. Preference will be given to music students studying jazz and/or jazz piano. Applicants must be currently enrolled, full-time, at the University of Michigan-Flint. The scholarship award is to be used solely for tuition, fees and books. Awards may be renewable if recipients continue to meet eligibility criteria and reapply.