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:
- Audition for the School of Music or be a current music major.
- 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.