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2018 Department and Scholarship Audition Dates

Monday, February 19

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SIUE Department of Music Scholarships

Students must fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid to be considered for a scholarship.

Financial assistance is awarded to students who are pursuing music major or minor degree programs at SIUE. The following guidelines apply:

  • To be eligible to receive a Fine Arts Tuition Waiver or Music Department Talent Award, students must audition for, and be accepted, by the Department of Music. In addition, students must be accepted into the University to receive a financial award from the Department of Music.
  • All students auditioning for entrance into the department are considered for financial awards; however, only auditions completed by the final posted audition date will be eligible for scholarship consideration. Auditions occurring after the final posted audition date will be for entrance consideration only and not for scholarship consideration.

The Department of Music offers two types of scholarships:

Fine Arts Tuition Waivers

The FATW is the highest award offered to music students by the department. It ranges from 50-100% of instate tuition for up to 15 credit hours of coursework each semester. To qualify for this award, a student must score high on the entrance audition, have at least a 3.0 GPA in high school. The award is renewable for up to four years of study at SIUE and is awarded only to music majors. To maintain this award, students must:

  1. Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA each semester and an overall 3.0 cumulative GPA
  2. Progress toward completion of a degree with a major in music as determined by the music faculty
  3. Contribute to major ensembles as assigned

Music Department Talent Awards

The talent award varies from $500 to $3,000. To qualify for this award, a student must score high on the entrance audition, have at least a 2.5 GPA. The award is renewable for up to four years of study at SIUE and is awarded only to music majors. To maintain this award, students must:

  1. Maintain at least a 2.5 GPA each semester and an overall 2.5 cumulative GPA
  2. Progress toward completion of a degree with a major or minor in music as determined by the music faculty
  3. Contribute to major ensembles as assigned

Current students in music degree programs at SIUE not receiving awards may audition for scholarship consideration at the posted entrance/scholarship audition dates.

Students with outstanding credentials may be considered for Meridian Scholarships. For more information on these awards please visit SIUE Financial Aid. Learn more.

Please note: All males 18 and older must present documented proof of compliance with registration for the Selective Service.

Scholarships

The SIUE priority filing date and deadline to be considered for fall 2016 scholarships is Tuesday, December 1, 2016.

Scholarships are an excellent way to help cover the expenses of attending college and are generally a form of a "gift aid" and do not have to be repaid although some may have certain terms for accepting. Always make sure you read the terms and conditions before accepting a scholarship.

Scholarships can be offered by governments, colleges and private, outside sources. Eligibility for scholarships can be based upon financial need, merit, athletics, unique specific criteria, or a combination of any listed.

  • Institutional Scholarships

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville offers a variety of institutional scholarships to its students to help cover the costs of education. Some require an application and some no application is needed. Learn more

  • Government / Outside Scholarships

  • These scholarships are awarded from a variety of sources other than the university. View a list of some government / outside scholarships. The sites below can provide more information on scholarships.

More Information

Department of Music
(618) 650-2015

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