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Scholarships

The SIU School of Music has more than thirty scholarships with a large variety of criteria defining eligibility for these awards (listed below). To be considered for scholarship you must:

  1. Audition for the School of Music or be a current music major.
  2. Complete an SIU Scholarship application.

Scholarships Available to Music Majors

Malon/Roe Music Scholarship:  Awarded to a vocal music major.  Award based on talent and financial need.

Marjorie Lawrence Opera Scholarship:  Awarded to a graduate or undergraduate music major who demonstrates outstanding potential for a professional opera career.

Melissa Imes Rardin Memorial Music Scholarship Fund:  Awarded to a female opera major with a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

Robert W. Kingsbury Memorial Scholarship Fund:  Awarded to a male student or students, with a 3.0 or better average, majoring in vocal music or vocal music education.

Hubert & Phyllis Norville Liberal Arts Scholarship:  Student must attend SIUC Fall and Spring semesters full-time of the award year and be a major in voice or opera.  Preference is given to tenors.

Beverly L. Yates Peebles Scholarship: For a music education major with an emphasis in piano or voice from a southern Illinois town with a population of 15,000 or less.

Eva and John Sawyer Memorial Award:  Available to piano majors from Alton or Madison County in Illinois.

Steven Barwick Piano Major Award:  Awarded to an outstanding undergraduate piano major.

Helmuth Fuchs Scholarship:  Awarded to an outstanding piano student.

Fred Denker Memorial Award:  Awarded to an undergraduate piano student with a major in piano performance or piano pedagogy on the basis of talent and artistic promise.

Robert & Eleanor Leigeber Piano Scholarship:  Awarded to a piano student on the basis of talent and financial need.

Edward Longbons Family Endowed Scholarship:  Awarded to an outstanding piano student.

Southern Illinois Chamber Music Society Endowment:  Awards given to string majors.

Herbert Krauss Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund:  Awarded to a student in the jazz band.

Mel Siener Band Scholarship Award:  Awarded to an outstanding band student.

Forbes Alexander Music Scholarship:  Awarded to a graduating senior of Murphysboro Township High School who enrolls at SIUC and majors in music.

May Dorsey Memorial Music Award:  Awarded to one or more outstanding music majors.

Albert Somit Oboe Scholarship:  Awarded to an outstanding oboe student.

Ann Fisher Brouillette Memorial Scholarship in Music:  Awarded to a female music majors from southern Illinois.

Albert Somit Oboe Scholarship:  Awarded to an outstanding oboist participating in the School of Music ensembles.

Underwood Flute Scholarship:  Awarded to an outstanding flutist participating in the School of Music ensembles.

Lampman Scholarship Fund:  Awarded to an outstanding instrumental student majoring in Music Education.

Don and Shirley Beggs Symphony Orchestra Award:  Scholarships to talented string, double reed, and other orchestral players.

Marching Band Stipend:  Award given to returning marching band members.

Music Awards:  Partial tuition waivers for new students.  Grade point average, performance, and recommendations are all considered.

Phil Olsson Scholarship in Music:  Award for non-freshmen trumpet students.

School of Music String Scholarship:  For violinists, violists, and cellists.

Presser Scholarship:  Awarded to a junior music major based on merit (for their senior year).

Floyd Wakeland Memorial Award:  Awarded to a junior or senior who has shown outstanding ability in the field of choral conducting and vocal pedagogy.