MUSICIANS INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIPS

MUSICIAN SCHOLARSHIPS

Musicians Institute offers music scholarship opportunities for students ranging from recently graduated high school seniors to continuing college students transferring from other institutions. MI is proud to offer tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships every quarter, in a wide variety of different programs and disciplines!

Please be advised that all entering MI college students are automatically considered for merit-based or full-ride music scholarships (early scholarships) as part of the admissions process. If you are selected as a scholarship winner, a scholarship award letter will be included in your welcome packet along with your acceptance letter. If you are not selected as a winner, you won’t be notified separately; however, you are encouraged to submit a separate online scholarship application to be considered with the regular scholarship review.

MI offers a full range of degrees, including Bachelor of Music, Associate of Arts and Associate of Science, as well as Certificates and alternative programs.

THE MUSICIANS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

FOR MUSICIANS INSTITUTE & MI ONLINE

FOR PROGRAMS BEGINNING SPRING 2024
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2024

The Musicians Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization primarily dedicated to providing scholarships to talented and/or financially challenged students at Musicians Institute in order to help them achieve their educational goals. The Foundation has awarded over $800,000 in grants to more than 500 deserving recipients since 2004. 

Click below to learn more about The Musicians Foundation:
https://www.themusiciansfoundation.org/

  • Performance Scholarships (Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocal, Keyboard)
  • Bachelor’s Program Scholarships (Songwriting/Production, Composition for Visual Media)
  • Master of Music in Performance Scholarship
  • Helping Hand (Financial Assistance) Scholarship*
  • Audio Engineering Scholarship
  • Guitar Craft Scholarship
  • Music Business Scholarship
  • Artist Producer Entrepreneur Scholarship
  • Independent Artist Scholarship
  • Studio Recording Scholarship
  • Online Scholarships (Bachelor’s Degree, All Performance instruments, Songwriting)

*Only available for on-campus students

STEVE ROBINSON METAL OF HONOR VETERAN’S PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIP

The Steve Robinson Metal of Honor Veterans Performance Scholarship (sponsored by The Rockstar Mayhem Festival’s Metal of Honor Program) was created to directly encourage and support the educational growth of a (newly enrolling or currently enrolled) US Military veteran (all branches) in any on campus Performance Program at Musicians Institute.

AWARD

  • The total scholarship amount will be $1,000 credited towards the first quarter’s tuition.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • May be applied to any Music Artist Performance Program (newly enrolling or currently enrolled Bass, Guitar, Drums, Vocals or Keyboard students only).
  • Previous winners of this scholarship are not eligible.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Scholarship applicants must have submitted the Application for Admissions by the scholarship application deadline.
  • Awardee must maintain enrollment at 12 units (fulltime status) during the full length of award period. Failure to maintain enrollment and satisfactory academic progress in the program for the full duration of the scholarship will result in withdrawal of the award.
  • Scholarships are nontransferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • YouTube video URL: YouTube video must contain at a minimum: three (3) diverse songs (in any style on your instrument/voice). It is required that this include two (2) ensemble (live band or duo, and/or pre-recorded play-along tracks format) performances; and one (1) unaccompanied solo (or a capella) performance (No play-along tracks will be accepted for the solo piece). You may use electric and/or acoustic instruments. You must be able to demonstrate overall outstanding musicianship, and demonstrate the ability to excel in any style or genre of your choosing on your instrument (or voice).
  • You must be a (newly enrolling or currently enrolled) US Military veteran (all branches welcome) at Musicians Institute.
  • Form – DD-214 (discharge papers) is required.
  • Honorable discharge not required.

Application Deadline
For programs beginning: SPRING 2024
Deadline is: MARCH 1, 2024

APPLY NOW

N.W. DIBLE FOUNDATION SONGWRITING SCHOLARSHIP

The N.W. Dible Foundation Songwriting Scholarship was created to support and acknowledge MI students who can demonstrate exceptional songwriting ability in any genre. Applicants must submit two original songs with lyrics that they have written. Open to all newly enrolling and current MI students at the AA and Bachelor’s level.

AWARD

  • The total scholarship award will be $1,000 credited toward the first quarter of the
    program.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • May be applied to any MI program at the AA or B.M. level.
  • Newly enrolling and current/returning students in any MI program are eligible.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Scholarship applicants must have submitted the Application for Admissions by the scholarship application deadline.
  • Scholarships are nontransferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • YouTube video URL Video of you performing two original songs with lyrics that you have written in any genre. A cappella, self-accompaniment, duo, performing with tracks and/or live ensemble formats will be accepted. You must explain your specific contribution(s) to the material submitted.

Application Deadline
For programs beginning: SPRING 2024
Deadline is: MARCH 1, 2024

APPLY NOW

SCOTT BENNETT MEMORIAL GUITAR SCHOLARSHIP

The Scott Bennett Memorial Guitar Scholarship was created to honor the memory, multiple talents and dedication of former MI student (GIT 1986) Scott Bennett. The scholarship will be awarded in Spring 2024 to a newly enrolling or currently enrolled student in the Associate of Arts in Performance (Guitar) program or Bachelor of Music in Performance (Guitar) program who demonstrates overall passion and stylistic diversity on the guitar in any genre(s).

AWARD

  • Award is $5,000.00 tuition credit applied to the first two quarters (or next contiguous quarter for current students) of the program ($2,500 per quarter).

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • May only be applied to the Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Music in Performance (Guitar) Program. Other programs are not eligible.
  • Newly enrolling and currently enrolled/returning students are eligible.
  • Previous winners of this scholarship are not eligible.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Scholarship applicants must have submitted the Application for Admissions by the scholarship application deadline.
  • Awardee must maintain enrollment at 12 units (full time status) during the full length of award period. Failure to maintain enrollment and satisfactory academic progress in the program for the full duration of the scholarship will result in withdrawal of the award.
  • Scholarships are non-transferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • YouTube video URL: YouTube video of you performing three (3) songs in any genre on the electric and/or acoustic guitar. It is required that this include two (2) ensemble performances (live band or duo, and/or pre-recorded play-along tracks, or looper format); and one (1) unaccompanied guitar performance (No play-along tracks will be accepted for the solo piece).

Application Deadline
For programs beginning: SPRING 2024
Deadline is: MARCH 1, 2024

APPLY NOW

MELODIC SOLOING GUITAR SCHOLARSHIP

The Melodic Soloing Scholarship was created to recognize and support the creative skills, talent, tone and taste required to play improvised melodic guitar solos in any style. The scholarship is generously funded by an MI Guitar Program alumnus (GIT class of 1980) and is provided to encourage and support the educational growth of an AA or B.M. or M.M. Performance (Guitar) program student.

The scholarship will be awarded twice annually to newly enrolling and current/returning guitar students who demonstrate outstanding musicianship, and expresses their own unique melodic voice as a soloist on the instrument in any musical style.

AWARD

  • Award is $2,500.00 tuition credit applied to the first two quarters (or next contiguous quarter for current students) of the program ($1,250 per quarter).

ELIGIBILITY

  • New or currently enrolled AA, B.M. or M.M. (Guitar) students.
  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • Previous winners of this scholarship are not eligible.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Awardee must maintain enrollment at 12 units (fulltime status) during the full length of award period. Failure to maintain enrollment and satisfactory academic progress in the program for the full duration of the scholarship will result in withdrawal of the award.
  • Scholarships are nontransferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • Video must contain at a minimum: you performing three (3) songs that clearly demonstrate your improvisational melodic soloing abilities in any genre on the electric and/or acoustic guitar. It is required that this include two (2) ensemble (live band or duo, and/or pre-recorded play-along tracks format or looper) performances; and one (1) unaccompanied guitar performance (No play-along tracks will be accepted for the solo piece).

Application Deadline
For programs beginning: SPRING 2024
Deadline is: MARCH 1, 2024

APPLY NOW

ESP ROCK GUITAR SCHOLARSHIP

The ESP Rock Guitar Scholarship (sponsored by ESP Guitars) was created to directly encourage and support the educational growth of Rock guitar students at Musicians Institute at the AA or B.M. level. The scholarship will be awarded in Spring 2024 to an intermediate or advanced student (U.S. or non-U.S. citizens) enrolling in the Associate of Arts or Bachelor of Music in Performance (Guitar) program who demonstrates overall outstanding musicianship, passion for the instrument and the potential for developing their own individual sound or unique voice on the instrument in the Rock genre.

AWARD

  • Award is $5,000.00 tuition credit applied to the first two quarters (or next contiguous quarters for current students) of the program ($2,500 per quarter) and a new ESP guitar.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • May only be applied to the Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Music in Performance (Guitar) Program. Certificate, MI Select, AS, MM or other programs are not eligible.
  • Newly enrolling and currently enrolled/or returning students are eligible.
  • Previous winners of this scholarship are not eligible.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Scholarship applicants must have submitted the Application for Admissions by the scholarship application deadline.
  • Awardee must maintain enrollment at 12 units (fulltime status) during the full length of award period. Failure to maintain enrollment and satisfactory academic progress in the program for the full duration of the scholarship will result in withdrawal of the award.
  • Scholarships are nontransferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • YouTube video URL: YouTube video of you performing three (3) songs in the Rock genre on the electric and/or acoustic guitar. It is required that this include two (2) ensemble (live band or duo, and/or pre-recorded play-along tracks format) performances; and one (1) unaccompanied guitar performance (No play-along tracks will be accepted for the solo piece).

Application Deadline
For programs beginning: SPRING 2024
Deadline is: MARCH 1, 2024

APPLY NOW

THE MUSICIANS FOUNDATION GUITAR SCHOLARSHIP

The Musicians Foundation Scholarships were created to recognize and support the creative skills, talent, overall musicianship and dedication of MI Guitar students. The scholarship is generously funded by the Pat Hicks Founders Endowment, and is provided to encourage and support the educational growth of an A.A., B.M. or M.M. Performance (Guitar) Program student.

The scholarship will be awarded to newly enrolling and current/returning Guitar students who demonstrate outstanding musicianship and expertise on the instrument in any musical style or combination of styles.

AWARD

  • Award is $5,000.00 tuition credit applied to the first two quarters (or next contiguous quarter for current students) of the program ($2,500 per quarter)

ELIGIBILITY

  • New or currently enrolled A.A., B.M. or M.M. (Guitar) students.
  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • Previous winners of this scholarship are not eligible.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Awardee must maintain enrollment at 12 units (full time status) during the full length of award period. Failure to maintain enrollment and satisfactory academic progress in the program for the full duration of the scholarship will result in withdrawal of the award.
  • Scholarships are nontransferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • Video must contain at a minimum: you performing three (3) songs that clearly demonstrate your abilities in any genre on the electric and/or acoustic guitar. It is required that this include two (2) ensemble (live band or duo, and/or pre-recorded play-along tracks format or looper) performances; and one (1) unaccompanied guitar performance (No play-along tracks will be accepted for the solo piece).

Application Deadline
For programs beginning: SPRING 2024
Deadline is: MARCH 1, 2024

APPLY NOW

THE MUSICIANS FOUNDATION BASS SCHOLARSHIP

The Musicians Foundation Scholarships were created to recognize and support the creative skills, talent, overall musicianship and dedication of MI Bass students. The scholarship is generously funded by the Pat Hicks Founders Endowment, and is provided to encourage and support the educational growth of an A.A., B.M. or M.M. Performance (Bass) Program student.

The scholarship will be awarded to newly enrolling and current/returning Bass students who demonstrate outstanding musicianship and expertise on the instrument in any musical style or combination of styles.

AWARD

  • Award is $5,000.00 tuition credit applied to the first two quarters (or next contiguous quarter for current students) of the program ($2,500 per quarter)

ELIGIBILITY

  • New or currently enrolled A.A., B.M. or M.M. (Bass) students.
  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • Previous winners of this scholarship are not eligible.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Awardee must maintain enrollment at 12 units (full time status) during the full length of award period. Failure to maintain enrollment and satisfactory academic progress in the program for the full duration of the scholarship will result in withdrawal of the award.
  • Scholarships are nontransferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • Video must contain at a minimum: you performing three (3) songs that clearly demonstrate your abilities in any genre on the electric and/or acoustic bass. It is required that this include two (2) ensemble (live band or duo, and/or pre-recorded play-along tracks format or looper) performances; and one (1) unaccompanied bass performance (No play-along tracks will be accepted for the solo piece).

Application Deadline
For programs beginning: SPRING 2024
Deadline is: MARCH 1, 2024

APPLY NOW

THE MUSICIANS FOUNDATION DRUM SCHOLARSHIP

The Musicians Foundation Scholarships were created to recognize and support the creative skills, talent, overall musicianship and dedication of MI Drum students. The scholarship is generously funded by the Pat Hicks Founders Endowment, and is provided to encourage and support the educational growth of an A.A., B.M. or M.M. Performance (Drum) Program student.

The scholarship will be awarded to newly enrolling and current/returning Drum students who demonstrate outstanding musicianship and expertise on the instrument in any musical style or combination of styles.

AWARD

  • Award is $5,000.00 tuition credit applied to the first two quarters (or next contiguous quarter for current students) of the program ($2,500 per quarter)

ELIGIBILITY

  • New or currently enrolled A.A., B.M. or M.M. (Drum) students.
  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • Previous winners of this scholarship are not eligible.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Awardee must maintain enrollment at 12 units (full time status) during the full length of award period. Failure to maintain enrollment and satisfactory academic progress in the program for the full duration of the scholarship will result in withdrawal of the award.
  • Scholarships are nontransferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • Video must contain at a minimum: you performing three (3) songs that clearly demonstrate your abilities in any genre on the drum kit. It is required that this include two (2) ensemble (live band or duo, and/or pre-recorded play-along tracks format or looper) performances; and one (1) unaccompanied drum performance (No play-along tracks will be accepted for the solo piece).

Application Deadline
For programs beginning: SPRING 2024
Deadline is: MARCH 1, 2024

APPLY NOW

THE MUSICIANS FOUNDATION VOCAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Musicians Foundation Scholarships were created to recognize and support the creative skills, talent, overall musicianship and dedication of MI Vocal students. The scholarship is generously funded by the Pat Hicks Founders Endowment, and is provided to encourage and support the educational growth of an A.A., B.M. or M.M. Performance (Vocal) Program student.

The scholarship will be awarded to newly enrolling and current/returning Vocal students who demonstrate outstanding musicianship and expertise in any musical style or combination of styles.

AWARD

  • Award is $5,000.00 tuition credit applied to the first two quarters (or next contiguous quarter for current students) of the program ($2,500 per quarter)

ELIGIBILITY

  • New or currently enrolled A.A., B.M. or M.M. (Vocal) students.
  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • Previous winners of this scholarship are not eligible.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Awardee must maintain enrollment at 12 units (full time status) during the full length of award period. Failure to maintain enrollment and satisfactory academic progress in the program for the full duration of the scholarship will result in withdrawal of the award.
  • Scholarships are nontransferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • Video must contain at a minimum: you performing three (3) songs that clearly demonstrate your vocal abilities in any genre. It is required that this include two (2) ensemble (live band or duo, and/or pre-recorded play-along tracks format or looper) performances; and one (1) unaccompanied a cappella performance (No play-along backing tracks will be accepted for the vocal solo piece).

Application Deadline
For programs beginning: SPRING 2024
Deadline is: MARCH 1, 2024

APPLY NOW

THE MUSICIANS FOUNDATION KEYBOARD SCHOLARSHIP

The Musicians Foundation Scholarships were created to recognize and support the creative skills, talent, overall musicianship and dedication of MI Keyboard students. The scholarship is generously funded by the Pat Hicks Founders Endowment, and is provided to encourage and support the educational growth of an A.A., B.M. or M.M. Performance (Keyboard) Program student.

The scholarship will be awarded to newly enrolling and current/returning Keyboard students who demonstrate outstanding musicianship and expertise on the instrument in any musical style or combination of styles.

AWARD

  • Award is $5,000.00 tuition credit applied to the first two quarters (or next contiguous quarter for current students) of the program ($2,500 per quarter)

ELIGIBILITY

  • New or currently enrolled A.A., B.M. or M.M. (Keyboard) students.
  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • Previous winners of this scholarship are not eligible.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Awardee must maintain enrollment at 12 units (full time status) during the full length of award period. Failure to maintain enrollment and satisfactory academic progress in the program for the full duration of the scholarship will result in withdrawal of the award.
  • Scholarships are nontransferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • Video must contain at a minimum: you performing three (3) songs that clearly demonstrate your abilities in any genre on the electric and/or acoustic piano. It is required that this include two (2) ensemble (live band or duo, and/or pre-recorded play-along tracks format or looper) performances; and one (1) unaccompanied keyboard/piano performance (No play-along tracks will be accepted for the solo piece).

Application Deadline
For programs beginning: SPRING 2024
Deadline is: MARCH 1, 2024

APPLY NOW

HOSA TECHNOLOGY AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP

The Hosa Technology Audio Engineering Scholarship is provided every spring and fall to encourage and support the educational growth of an Audio Engineering Program student. The scholarship will be awarded will be awarded twice annually to a new or returning student in the MI Audio Engineering Program who clearly articulates their career goals in the music industry, as well as why they should be considered for the scholarship in a 500-word written essay.

AWARD

  • The total scholarship award will be $1,000 credited toward the first/next contiguous quarter of the program.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • May only be applied to the Audio Engineering Program.
  • Previous winners of this scholarship are not eligible.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Scholarship applicants must have submitted the Application for Admissions by the scholarship application deadline and must be entering the program for the first time.
  • Awardee must maintain enrollment at 12 units (fulltime status) during the full length of award period. Failure to maintain enrollment and satisfactory academic progress in the program for the full duration of the scholarship will result in withdrawal of the award.
  • Scholarship is credited toward the first quarter of the program. Scholarships are nontransferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • Submit a PDF essay (500 words maximum, longer submissions will not accepted), that clearly articulates your career goals in the music industry, as well as why you should be considered for the scholarship.

Application Deadline
For programs beginning: SPRING 2024
Deadline is: MARCH 1, 2024

APPLY NOW

THE MUSICIANS FOUNDATION AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP

The Musicians Foundation Scholarships were created to recognize and support the creative skills, talent and dedication of MI Audio Engineering Program students.

The scholarship is generously funded by the Pat Hicks Founders Endowment, and is provided to encourage and support the educational growth of a new or returning student in the MI Audio Engineering Program who clearly articulates their career goals in the music industry, as well as why they should be considered for the scholarship in an 800-word written essay.

AWARD

  • The total scholarship award will be $2,500 credited toward the first quarter of the program.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • May only be applied to the Audio Engineering Program.
  • Previous winners of this scholarship are not eligible.
  • New or currently enrolled Audio Engineering students.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Scholarship applicants must have submitted the Application for Admissions by the scholarship application deadline.
  • Awardee must maintain enrollment at 12 units (full time status) during the full length of award period. Failure to maintain enrollment and satisfactory academic progress in the program for the full duration of the scholarship will result in withdrawal of the award.
  • Scholarship is credited toward the first quarter of the program. Scholarships are nontransferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • Submit a PDF essay (800 words maximum, longer submissions will not accepted), that clearly articulates your career goals in the music industry, as well as why you should be considered for the scholarship.

Application Deadline
For programs beginning: SPRING 2024
Deadline is: MARCH 1, 2024

APPLY NOW

THE MUSICIANS FOUNDATION GUITAR CRAFT SCHOLARSHIP

The Musicians Foundation Scholarships were created to recognize and support the creative skills, talent and dedication of MI’s GCA Program students.

The scholarship is generously funded by the Pat Hicks Founders Endowment, and is provided to encourage and support the educational growth of a new or returning student in the MI Guitar Craft Academy Program who clearly articulates their career goals in the music industry, as well as why they should be considered for the scholarship in an 800-word written essay.

AWARD

  • The total scholarship award will be $2,500 credited toward the first quarter of the program.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • May only be applied to the Guitar Craft Academy Program.
  • Previous winners of this scholarship are not eligible.
  • New or currently enrolled GCA students.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Scholarship applicants must have submitted the Application for Admissions by the scholarship application deadline.
  • Awardee must maintain enrollment at 12 units (full time status) during the full length of award period. Failure to maintain enrollment and satisfactory academic progress in the program for the full duration of the scholarship will result in withdrawal of the award.
  • Scholarship is credited toward the first quarter of the program. Scholarships are nontransferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • Submit a PDF essay (800 words maximum, longer submissions will not accepted), that clearly articulates your career goals in the music industry, as well as why you should be considered for the scholarship.

Application Deadline
For programs beginning: SPRING 2024
Deadline is: MARCH 1, 2024

APPLY NOW

THE MUSICIANS FOUNDATION MUSIC BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP

The Musicians Foundation Scholarships were created to recognize and support the creative skills, talent and dedication of MI’s Music Business (A.S.) Program students.

The scholarship is generously funded by the Pat Hicks Founders Endowment, and is provided to encourage and support the educational growth of a new or returning student in the MI Music Business Program who clearly articulates their professional goals and demonstrates outstanding dedication to achieving a position in the music industry, as well as why they should be considered for the scholarship in an 800-word written essay.

AWARD

  • The total scholarship award will be $2,500 credited toward the first quarter of the program.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • May only be applied to the Music Business A.S. Program.
  • Previous winners of this scholarship are not eligible.
  • New or currently enrolled Music Business A.S. Program students.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Scholarship applicants must have submitted the Application for Admissions by the scholarship application deadline.
  • Awardee must maintain enrollment at 12 units (full time status) during the full length of award period. Failure to maintain enrollment and satisfactory academic progress in the program for the full duration of the scholarship will result in withdrawal of the award.
  • Scholarship is credited toward the first quarter of the program. Scholarships are nontransferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • Submit a PDF essay (800 words maximum, longer submissions will not accepted), that clearly articulates your career goals in the music industry, your business ideas/plans, and any other factors you consider relevant as well as why you should be considered for the scholarship.

Application Deadline
For programs beginning: SPRING 2024
Deadline is: MARCH 1, 2024

APPLY NOW

THE MUSICIANS FOUNDATION ARTIST PRODUCER ENTREPRENEUR SCHOLARSHIP

The Musicians Foundation Scholarships were created to recognize and support the creative skills, talent and dedication of MI’s Artist Producer Entrepreneur Program students.

The scholarship is generously funded by the Pat Hicks Founders Endowment, and is provided to encourage and support the educational growth of a new or returning student in the MI APE Program who demonstrates outstanding talent as an Artist and/or Producer in any musical style or combination of styles, and clearly articulates their professional goals as well as why they should be considered for the scholarship in an 500-word written essay.

AWARD

  • The total scholarship award will be $2,500 credited toward the first quarter of the program.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • May only be applied to the APE Program.
  • Previous winners of this scholarship are not eligible.
  • New or currently enrolled APE students.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Scholarship applicants must have submitted the Application for Admissions by the scholarship application deadline.
  • Awardee must maintain enrollment at 12 units (full time status) during the full length of award period. Failure to maintain enrollment and satisfactory academic progress in the program for the full duration of the scholarship will result in withdrawal of the award.
  • Scholarship is credited toward the first quarter of the program. Scholarships are nontransferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • YouTube URL and PDF: Submit a video recording containing a minimum of 2 original songs in a solo performance or in a band/ensemble setting in any musical style or combination of styles. Include a detailed PDF credit list for any songs performed, produced or submitted with your application. Include information that lists who performed each instrument, who engineered, and who produced.
  • Submit a PDF essay (500 words maximum, longer submissions will not accepted), that clearly articulates your career goals in the music industry, as well as why you should be considered for the scholarship.

Application Deadline
For programs beginning: SPRING 2024
Deadline is: MARCH 1, 2024

APPLY NOW

THE MUSICIANS FOUNDATION INDEPENDENT ARTIST SCHOLARSHIP

The Musicians Foundation Scholarships were created to recognize and support the creative skills, talent and dedication of MI’s Independent Artist Program students.

The scholarship is generously funded by the Pat Hicks Founders Endowment, and is provided to encourage and support the educational growth of a new or returning student in the MI Independent Artist Program who demonstrates outstanding talent as an Independent Artist in any musical style or combination of styles and clearly articulates their professional goals as well as why they should be considered for the scholarship in a 500-word written essay.

AWARD

  • The total scholarship award will be $2,500 credited toward the first quarter of the program.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • May only be applied to the Independent Artist Program.
  • Previous winners of this scholarship are not eligible.
  • New or currently enrolled Independent Artist students.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Scholarship applicants must have submitted the Application for Admissions by the scholarship application deadline.
  • Awardee must maintain enrollment at 12 units (full time status) during the full length of award period. Failure to maintain enrollment and satisfactory academic progress in the program for the full duration of the scholarship will result in withdrawal of the award.
  • Scholarship is credited toward the first quarter of the program. Scholarships are nontransferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • YouTube URL and PDF: Video recording containing a minimum of 2 original songs in a solo performance or in a band/ensemble setting in any musical style or combination of styles. Include a detailed PDF credit list for any songs performed or submitted with your application. Include information that lists who performed each instrument, who engineered, and who produced.
  • Submit a PDF essay (500 words maximum, longer submissions will not accepted), that clearly articulates your career goals in the music industry, as well as why you should be considered for the scholarship.

Application Deadline
For programs beginning: SPRING 2024
Deadline is: MARCH 1, 2024

APPLY NOW

THE MUSICIANS FOUNDATION STUDIO RECORDING SCHOLARSHIP

The Musicians Foundation Scholarships were created to recognize and support the creative skills, talent and dedication of MI’s Studio Recording (A.S.) Program students.

The scholarship is generously funded by the Pat Hicks Founders Endowment, and is provided to encourage and support the educational growth of a new or returning student in the MI Studio Recording Program who clearly articulates their career goals in the music and recording industry, as well as why they should be considered for the scholarship in an 800-word written essay.

AWARD

  • The total scholarship award will be $2,500 credited toward the first quarter of the program.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • May only be applied to the Studio Recording Program (A.S.)
  • Previous winners of this scholarship are not eligible.
  • New or currently enrolled Studio Recording Program students.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Scholarship applicants must have submitted the Application for Admissions by the scholarship application deadline.
  • Awardee must maintain enrollment at 12 units (full time status) during the full length of award period. Failure to maintain enrollment and satisfactory academic progress in the program for the full duration of the scholarship will result in withdrawal of the award.
  • Scholarship is credited toward the first quarter of the program. Scholarships are nontransferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • Submit a PDF essay (800 words maximum, longer submissions will not accepted), that clearly articulates your career goals in the music and recording industry, as well as why you should be considered for the scholarship.

Application Deadline
For programs beginning: SPRING 2024
Deadline is: MARCH 1, 2024

APPLY NOW

THE MUSICIANS FOUNDATION BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN SONGWRITING AND PRODUCTION SCHOLARSHIP

The Musicians Foundation Scholarships were created to recognize and support the creative skills, talent, overall musicianship and dedication of MI students. The scholarship is generously funded by the Pat Hicks Founders Endowment, and is provided to encourage and support the educational growth of a B.M. in Songwriting and Production Program student, and acknowledge students who can demonstrate exceptional songwriting ability in any genre.

AWARD

  • The total scholarship award will be $5,000.00 tuition credit applied to the first two quarters (or next contiguous quarter for current students) of the program ($2,500 per quarter)

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • Newly enrolling and current/returning students are eligible.
  • May only be applied to the B.M. in Songwriting and Production Program.
  • Previous winners of this scholarship are not eligible.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Scholarship applicants must have submitted the Application for Admissions by the scholarship application deadline.
  • Scholarships are nontransferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.
  • Awardee must maintain enrollment at 12 units (full time status) during the full length of award period. Failure to maintain enrollment and satisfactory academic progress in the program for the full duration of the scholarship will result in withdrawal of the award.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • YouTube video URL: Video of you performing two original songs that you have written (and/or produced) in any genre. A cappella, self-accompaniment, duo, performing with tracks, looper and/or live ensemble formats will be accepted. You must explain your specific contribution(s) to the material submitted.

Application Deadline
For programs beginning: SPRING 2024
Deadline is: MARCH 1, 2024

APPLY NOW

THE MUSICIANS FOUNDATION BACHELOR OF MUSIC - MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR VISUAL MEDIA SCHOLARSHIP

The Musicians Foundation Scholarships were created to recognize and acknowledge exceptional MI students who can clearly articulate their professional goals in the music industry, and submit two original songs for visual media in any genre that they have either composed and/or produced, and/or arranged.

The scholarship is generously funded by the Pat Hicks Founders Endowment, and is provided to encourage and support the educational growth of a B.M. in Music Composition in Visual Media Program student.

AWARD

  • The total scholarship award will be $5,000.00 tuition credit applied to the first two quarters (or next contiguous quarter for current students) of the program ($2,500 per quarter)

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • May only be applied to the B.M. in Music Composition Program.
  • Newly enrolling and current/returning students are eligible.
  • Previous winners of this scholarship are not eligible.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Scholarship applicants must have submitted the Application for Admissions by the scholarship application deadline.
  • Awardee must maintain enrollment at 12 units (full time status) during the full length of award period. Failure to maintain enrollment and satisfactory academic progress in the program for the full duration of the scholarship will result in withdrawal of the award.
  • Scholarships are nontransferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • YouTube video URL: Video images (visual media i.e.: film, TV, animation, games, etc.) with synced audio tracks of two (2) songs (musical soundtracks) that you have either composed, and/or produced, and/or arranged for visual media. You must include explain your specific contribution(s) to the material submitted.
  • YouTube Video URL 2: Video of you clearly explaining why you should be considered for the Scholarship. Include your career goals, business ideas/plans, and any other factors you consider relevant. You must also explain what you are primarily looking to improve upon by studying in MI’s Composition Program. Maximum length is 3 minutes, spoken voice only no performance footage is accepted. Videos that exceed 3 minutes will not be considered.

Application Deadline
For programs beginning: SPRING 2024
Deadline is: MARCH 1, 2024

APPLY NOW

THE MUSICIANS FOUNDATION MASTER OF MUSIC PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIP

The Musicians Foundation Scholarships were created to recognize and acknowledge exceptional MI students who demonstrate overall outstanding musicianship, and the ability to excel in any style or genre on their (instrument or voice) enrolling (or currently enrolled) in the MI Master of Music in Performance Studies Program at Musicians Institute. The scholarship is generously funded by the Pat Hicks Founders Endowment, and is open to all instruments.

AWARD

  • The total scholarship award will be $5,000.00 tuition credit applied to the first two quarters (or next contiguous quarter for current students) of the program ($2,500 per quarter)

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • May be applied to Master of Music in Performance Studies Program
  • Newly enrolling and current/returning students are eligible.
  • Previous winners of this scholarship are not eligible.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Scholarship applicants must have submitted the Application for Admissions by the scholarship application deadline.
  • Awardee must maintain enrollment at 12 units (full time status) during the full length of award period. Failure to maintain enrollment and satisfactory academic progress in the program for the full duration of the scholarship will result in withdrawal of the award.
  • Scholarships are nontransferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • YouTube video URL: YouTube video must contain at a minimum: three (3) diverse songs (in any style or genre on your instrument/voice). It is required that this include two (2) ensemble (live band or duo, and/or pre-recorded play-along tracks format or looper) performances; and one (1) unaccompanied solo (or a capella) performance (No play-along tracks will be accepted for the solo piece). You may use electric and/or acoustic instruments. You must be able to demonstrate overall outstanding musicianship, and demonstrate the ability to excel in any style or genre of your choosing on your instrument (or voice).

Application Deadline
For programs beginning: SPRING 2024
Deadline is: MARCH 1, 2024

APPLY NOW

THE MUSICIANS FOUNDATION HELPING HAND SCHOLARSHIP

Helping Hand Scholarship Program: Criteria

The goal of the Helping Hand Scholarship Program is to help alleviate some of the financial strain that continuing students face and assist them with scholarship support (in the form of tuition discounts).

The Helping Hand Scholarship Program is generously funded by the Pat Hicks Founders Endowment, and is provided to support and invest in continuing A.A., B.M. and M.M. degree students at Musicians Institute who have demonstrated academic achievement and financial need.

Helping Hand Scholarship Program Conditions and Policies

  1. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  2. Students must enroll in a minimum of 12 credits and maintain enrollment at 12 units (full time status) during the full length of award period. Failure to maintain enrollment and satisfactory academic progress in the program for the full duration of the scholarship will result in withdrawal of the award.
  3. Students must demonstrate financial need; to be verified by MI.

The Helping Hand Scholarship is awarded to qualified applicants who are currently enrolled in MI’s A.A. Degree, B.M. or M.M. Degree programs and is based on verifiable financial need, current academic standing, and essay submission.

AWARD

  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000 – $2,000 (One time award for current or next contiguous quarter’s tuition balance as applicable.)

ELIGIBILITY

  • Enrolled currently in any MI on-campus AA Degree, BM or Master’s Degree program.
  • Must have verifiable financial need.
  • Available to all Associate, Bachelor or Master’s program students who have completed at least one quarter in the same program for which they are applying for the Helping Hand Scholarship.
  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • Eligibility is determined by a combination of demonstrated financial need, academic standing (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75) and the quality and content of the scholarship essay.
  • Student’s tuition balance along with available scholarship funds and other factors will be considered to determine the amount of the award.
  • Previous winners of this scholarship are not eligible.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Scholarship applicants must be currently enrolled at MI, and in good standing.
  • Students must apply for and accept all other student aid for which he/she is eligible prior to applying for the Helping Hand Scholarship. Helping Hand Scholarship awards may not be used to replace student aid funding.
  • This is a one-time award applied as tuition credit to the upcoming quarter’s balance of your degree program.
  • Scholarships are non-transferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.
  • If a student receives another scholarship from MI, which is higher in amount, the student will forfeit this scholarship.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • Submit a PDF essay (800 words maximum, longer submissions will not accepted), that clearly articulates why you should be considered for the Helping Hand Scholarship. Describe your financial situation (including the amount of tuition credit requested), your education and professional goals and any other factors you consider relevant.

*Please note that this is a selective program; scholarships are limited and dependent on available funds. MI reserves the right to use its discretion when determining student financial need.

*At this time, MI Online and Certificate students are not eligible for Helping Hand Scholarship consideration.

Selection Process

Please note that it is not possible to notify students who are not selected.

Application Deadline
For programs beginning: SPRING 2024
Deadline is: MARCH 1, 2024

APPLY NOW

THE MUSICIANS FOUNDATION MI ONLINE BACHELOR OF MUSIC PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIP

The Musicians Foundation Scholarships were created to recognize and acknowledge exceptional MI students who demonstrate overall outstanding musicianship, and the ability to excel in any style or genre on their (instrument or voice) enrolling (or currently enrolled) in the MI Online Bachelor of Music in Performance Studies Program at Musicians Institute. The scholarship is generously funded by the Pat Hicks Founders Endowment, and is open to all instruments.

AWARD

  • The total scholarship award will be $5,000.00 tuition credit applied to the first two quarters (or next contiguous quarter for current students) of the program ($2,500 per quarter)

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • May be applied to MI Online Bachelor of Music in Performance Studies Program
  • Newly enrolling and current/returning students are eligible.
  • Previous winners of this scholarship are not eligible.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Scholarship applicants must have submitted the Application for Admissions by the scholarship application deadline.
  • Awardee must maintain enrollment at 12 units (full time status) during the full length of award period. Failure to maintain enrollment and satisfactory academic progress in the program for the full duration of the scholarship will result in withdrawal of the award.
  • Scholarships are nontransferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • YouTube video URL: YouTube video must contain at a minimum: three (3) diverse songs (in any style or genre on your instrument/voice). It is required that this include two (2) ensemble (live band or duo, and/or pre-recorded play-along tracks format or looper) performances; and one (1) unaccompanied solo (or a capella) performance (No play-along tracks will be accepted for the solo piece). You may use electric and/or acoustic instruments. You must be able to demonstrate overall outstanding musicianship, and demonstrate the ability to excel in any style or genre of your choosing on your instrument (or voice).

Application Deadline
For programs beginning: SPRING 2024
Deadline is: MARCH 1, 2024

APPLY NOW

THE MUSICIANS FOUNDATION MI ONLINE BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN SONGWRITING AND PRODUCTION SCHOLARSHIP

The Musicians Foundation Scholarships were created to recognize and support the creative skills, talent, overall musicianship and dedication of MI Online Songwriting and Production students. The scholarship is generously funded by the Pat Hicks Founders Endowment, and is provided to encourage and support the educational growth of a B.M. in Songwriting and Production Program student, and acknowledge MI Online students who can demonstrate exceptional songwriting ability in any genre.

AWARD

  • The total scholarship award will be $5,000.00 tuition credit applied to the first two quarters (or next contiguous quarter for current students) of the program ($2,500 per quarter)

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • Newly enrolling and current/returning students are eligible.
  • Previous winners of this scholarship are not eligible.
  • May be applied to MI Online Bachelor of Music in Songwriting and Production Program.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Scholarship applicants must have submitted the Application for Admissions by the scholarship application deadline.
  • Scholarships are nontransferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.
  • Awardee must maintain enrollment at 12 units (full time status) during the full length of award period. Failure to maintain enrollment and satisfactory academic progress in the program for the full duration of the scholarship will result in withdrawal of the award.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • YouTube video URL: Video of you performing two original songs that you have written (and/or produced) in any genre. A cappella, self-accompaniment, duo, performing with tracks, looper and/or live ensemble formats will be accepted. You must explain your specific contribution(s) to the material submitted.

Application Deadline
For programs beginning: SPRING 2024
Deadline is: MARCH 1, 2024

APPLY NOW

THE MUSICIANS FOUNDATION MI ONLINE PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIP

The Musicians Foundation Scholarships were created to recognize and support the creative skills, talent, overall musicianship and dedication of MI Online Performance Program students.

The scholarship is generously funded by the Pat Hicks Founders Endowment, and is provided to encourage and support the educational growth of students (newly enrolling or currently enrolled) in any MI Online Performance Program who demonstrate outstanding musicianship and expertise on the instrument in any musical style or combination of styles.

AWARD

  • The total scholarship amount will be $1,000 credited towards the first quarter’s tuition.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • May be applied to any MI Online Music Artist Performance Program (newly enrolling or currently enrolled Bass, Guitar, Drums, Vocals or Keyboard students only).
  • Previous winners of this scholarship are not eligible.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Scholarship applicants must have submitted the Application for Admissions by the scholarship application deadline.
  • Awardee must maintain enrollment at 7.5 units during the full length of award period. Failure to maintain enrollment and satisfactory academic progress in the program for the full duration of the scholarship will result in withdrawal of the award.
  • Scholarships are nontransferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • YouTube video URL: YouTube video must contain at a minimum: One (1) song (in any style on your instrument/voice) as ensemble (live band or duo, and/or pre-recorded play-along tracks format) performances; and one (1) unaccompanied solo (or a capella) performance. (No play-along tracks will be accepted for the solo piece). You may use electric and/or acoustic instruments. You must be able to demonstrate overall outstanding musicianship, and demonstrate the ability to excel in any style or genre of your choosing on your instrument (or voice).

Application Deadline
For programs beginning: SPRING 2024
Deadline is: MARCH 1, 2024

APPLY NOW

MUSICIANS INSTITUTE & MI ONLINE SCHOLARSHIPS

FOR PROGRAMS BEGINNING SPRING 2024 – FALL 2024

DEADLINES FOR SPRING 2024
Sunday, March 24, 2024 (Final Deadline)

Music scholarships are available to college students enrolling in music majors for the first time

  • Artist Producer Entrepreneur Scholarship
  • Audio Engineering & Studio Recording Scholarship
  • Development Scholarship
  • International Musicians Merit Scholarship
  • Independent Artist Scholarship
  • Music Business Program Entrepreneur Scholarship
  • Musicianship Scholarship
  • International Outreach Scholarship
  • Opportunity Scholarship

Scholarships available to current MI students

  • Audio Engineering & Studio Recording Scholarship
  • Hardship Scholarship*
  • Musicianship Scholarship

*Only available for on-campus students

ARTIST PRODUCER ENTREPRENEUR SCHOLARSHIP

Artist Producer and Entrepreneur (A.P.E.) Scholarships are available to applicants newly enrolling in the A.P.E. Program who demonstrate outstanding talent.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available to International Students and US Citizens.
  • May be applied to the Artist Producer Entrepreneur Program only. (MI Select program is not eligible.)
  • Available to students enrolling into the program for the first time. 

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  1. Audio Recording

Containing the 2-3 songs that you submitted with your original application to the program, plus a minimum of two or maximum of five more.
Accepted formats: wav, mp3, aac

  1. Credit List

Detailed credit list for any songs performed or submitted with your application.
Include information that lists who performed each instrument, who engineered, and who produced.

  1. Lyric Sheet PDF

If you are the author of any lyrics performed or submitted with this application.
Include a lyric sheet for each song.

  1. One-Page Word Essay

Describing your short and long-term career objectives.
Include specific information about how you plan to meet your objectives.

  1. YouTube URL

Video recording containing a minimum of 2 original songs in a solo performance or in a band/ensemble setting.

  1. Multi-Track Audio Files

Complete multi-track audio files of 2 original recording.
These may be the same songs submitted for the audio recording requirement.
Accepted formats: Apple Logic, Pro Tools, Cubase, Ableton Live, bounced individual audio files.

  1. YouTube URL

A video recording of no more than 10 minutes documenting your writing/creative process.

  1. Musicians Institute Acceptance Letter

Welcome Letter or Acceptance Letter from the Musicians Institute Admissions Department

AWARD

Scholarship Amount: $1000 – $2000 Per Term

Length: Length of Program

Contact your admissions advisor or email admissions@mi.edu for more details and assistance.

Please Apply Here. Scholarship applications will only be accepted through this page.

AUDIO ENGINEERING & STUDIO RECORDING SCHOLARSHIP

Musicians Institute offers the Audio Engineering & Studio Recording Scholarship to newly enrolling and continuing students in order to encourage the educational development of audio engineers and audio industry professionals.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.
  • Based on demonstrated financial need as well as academic history.
  • May be applied to any Musicians Institute Certificate or Degree program (MI Select and Select Express are not eligible).
  • New Students:
    • Scholarship applicants must apply to an audio program at MI and have submitted the Admissions Application to be considered for a scholarship.
    • Applicant must have completed federal financial aid application by the appropriate due date.
  • Continuing students:
    • Must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA to apply.

PROVISIONS

  • The total scholarship amount will be divided by the total number of quarters in the particular program and credited toward each quarter’s tuition in equal amounts for as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress.
  • The total scholarship amount will be commiserated to the number of units the student is taking in an audio program
  • Scholarships are non-transferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.
  • Continuing students may re-apply, but only twice per program.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  1. Two one-page essays (500 words max. each)
  • Essay #1: Explain your financial need for the Audio Engineering Development Scholarship.
  • Essay #2: Name the artist, songs(s), and/or genre of music that got you interested in audio engineering and why you want to become an audio engineer. You may include your musical background, aspirations, or any other factors that you consider relevant.
  1. Copy of Tax Return
  • A copy of your tax return or other income verification for the previous year.
  • If 24 years of age or younger, a copy of parents’ tax return is also required.
  1. Musicians Institute Acceptance Letter (new students only)
  • Welcome Letter or Acceptance Letter from the Musicians Institute Admissions Department

AWARD

Audio Engineering Scholarship Amount: $1,000-$2,000 Per Term

Length: Length of Program

Contact your admissions advisor or email admissions@mi.edu for more details and assistance.

Please Apply Here. Scholarship applications will only be accepted through this page.

DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.
  • Based on demonstrated financial need as well as academic history.
  • May be applied to any Musicians Institute Certificate or Degree program (MI Select and Select Express are not eligible).
  • Applicants must be accepted into a qualified program.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Scholarship applicants must apply to a program at MI and have submitted the Admissions Application to be considered for a scholarship.
  • Complete applications must be received by scholarship due date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • The total scholarship amount will be divided by the total number of quarters in the particular program and credited toward each quarter’s tuition in equal amounts for as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress.
  • Scholarships are non-transferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.
  • Applicant must have completed federal financial aid application by the appropriate due date.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  1. One-Page Essay

Explaining why you should be considered for the MI Development Scholarship.
You may include your musical background, aspirations, financial situation, or any other factors that you consider relevant.

  1. Copy of Official Transcript

A copy of your official high school or college transcript.
A minimum of 24 semester units or 36 quarter credits is required for college transcripts.

  1. Copy of Tax Return

A copy of your tax return or other income verification for the previous year.
If 24 years of age or younger, a copy of parents’ tax return is also required.

  1. Musicians Institute Acceptance Letter

Welcome Letter or Acceptance Letter from the Musicians Institute Admissions Department

AWARD

Scholarship Amount: $1000 – $2000 Per Term

Length: Length of Program

Contact your admissions advisor or email admissions@mi.edu for more details and assistance.

Please Apply Here. Scholarship applications will only be accepted through this page.

HARDSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

The MI Hardship Scholarship is awarded to qualified applicants who are currently enrolled in the MI Certificate, AA Degree, or BM Degree programs and who need additional assistance towards the end of their program.  This award is based on current academic standing, position within a program, financial need, and essay submission.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available only to students enrolled in a Certificate, Associate, or Bachelor program (Select and Select Express programs are not eligible).
  • Only available to continuing students. Students must apply in their second to last or last quarter for consideration.
  • Eligibility is determined by a combination of demonstrated financial need, academic standing (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75) and the quality and content of the scholarship essay.
  • Student’s tuition balance along with available scholarship funds and other factors will be considered to determine the award amount.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Scholarship applicants must apply to a program at MI and have submitted the Admissions Application to be considered for a scholarship.
  • Students must apply for and accept all other student aid for which he/she is eligible prior to applying for a Hardship Scholarship. Hardship Scholarship award may not be used to replace student aid funding.
  • This is a one-time award applied as tuition credit to the upcoming quarter’s balance of your certificate or degree program (Select and Select Express programs are not eligible).
  • Scholarships are non-transferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.
  • This scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarships offered at MI, other than the Open House Scholarship. If a student receives another scholarship from MI, which is higher in amount, the student will forfeit this scholarship.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  1. One-Page Essay

Explaining why you should be considered for the MI Hardship Scholarship.
Include your goals, financial situation (including the amount of tuition credit requested), and any other factors you consider relevant.

AWARD

Scholarship Amount: $1,000 – $2,000 Per Term

One time award (Last quarter only)

Contact your admissions advisor or email admissions@mi.edu for more

Please Apply Here. Scholarship applications will only be accepted through this page.

INTERNATIONAL MUSICIANS MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

Musicians Institute has created the International Musicians Merit Scholarship specifically to assist advanced musicians from outside the United States with their educational development.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available to International students with a valid F-1 visa only.
  • May be applied to Certificate or Degree in Guitar, Bass, Vocal, Drum, or Keyboard Performance programs or Degree in Music Composition program. (MI Select and MI Select Express programs are not eligible.)
  • Available to newly enrolled students only. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Scholarship applicants must apply to a program at MI and have submitted the Admissions Application to be considered for a scholarship.   
  • The total scholarship amount will be divided by the total number of quarters in the particular program and credited toward each quarter’s tuition in equal amounts for as long as the student maintains a 2.75 GPA.
  • Scholarships are non-transferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  1. One-Page Essay

Describing yourself and why you should be considered for this scholarship.
You may include your musical background, aspirations or any other factors that you consider relevant.

  1. YouTube URL

Must contain 3 performances: 2 songs in 2 different styles in an ensemble setting (i.e. accompanied by at least one other live musician) and 1 solo piece.

  1. Musicians Institute Acceptance Letter

Welcome Letter or Acceptance Letter from the Musicians Institute Admissions Department

AWARD

Scholarship Amount: $1000 – $2000 Per Term

Length: Length of Program

Contact your admissions advisor or email admissions@mi.edu for more details and assistance.

Please Apply Here. Scholarship applications will only be accepted through this page.

INDEPENDENT ARTIST SCHOLARSHIP

Independent Artist Scholarships are available to applicants enrolling in the Independent Artist Certificate Program who demonstrate outstanding talent.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available to International Students and US Citizens.
  • May be applied to the Independent Artist Program only. (MI Select program is not eligible.)
  • Available to newly enrolled students only.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Scholarship applicants must apply to a program at MI and have submitted the Admissions Application to be considered for a scholarship. 
  • The total scholarship amount will be divided by the total number of quarters in the particular program and credited toward each quarter’s tuition in equal amounts for as long as the student maintains a 2.75 GPA.
  • Scholarships are non-transferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  1. Audio Recording

Containing the 2-3 songs that you submitted with your original application to the program, plus a minimum of two or maximum of five more.
Accepted formats: wav, mp3, aac

  1. Credit List

Detailed credit list for any songs performed or submitted with your application.
Include information that lists who performed each instrument, who engineered, and who produced.

  1. Lyric Sheet PDF

If you are the author of any lyrics performed or submitted with this application.
Include a lyric sheet for each song.

  1. One-Page Word Essay

Describing your short and long-term career objectives.
Include specific information about how you plan to meet your objectives.

  1. YouTube URL

Video recording containing a minimum of 2 original songs in a solo performance or in a band/ensemble setting.

  1. Multi-Track Audio Files

Please submit us a screenshot as documentation of the Logic/Pro Tools/Ableton/DAW sessions that were used in your multitrack recording sessions.
Accepted formats: jpg, png, pdf
Max file size that can be uploaded is 5MB.

  1. YouTube URL

A video recording of no more than 10 minutes documenting your writing/creative process.

  1. Musicians Institute Acceptance Letter

Welcome Letter or Acceptance Letter from the Musicians Institute Admissions Department 

AWARD

Scholarship Amount: $1000 – $2000 Per Term

Length: Length of Program

Contact your admissions advisor or email admissions@mi.edu for more details and assistance.

Please Apply Here. Scholarship applications will only be accepted through this page.

MUSIC BUSINESS PROGRAM ENTREPRENEUR SCHOLARSHIP

The Music Business Program Entrepreneur Scholarship was created to recognize and support the creative entrepreneurial ideas and professional aspirations of a newly enrolling student.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • May only be applied to the Music Business Program.
  • Available to newly enrolled students only. Returning students in any MI program are not eligible.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Scholarship applicants must apply to a program at MI and have submitted the Admissions Application to be considered for a scholarship.
  • Scholarship is credited toward the first quarter of the program as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress.
  • Scholarships are non-transferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  1. YouTube Video

Explain why you should be considered for the scholarship.
Include your name, your career goals, business ideas/plans, and any other factors you consider relevant.
Maximum length is 3 minutes, spoken voice only- no performance footage is accepted.
Videos that exceed 3 minutes will not be considered.

  1. Musicians Institute Acceptance Letter

Welcome Letter or Acceptance Letter from the Musicians Institute Admissions Department

AWARD

Scholarship Amount: $1000 – $2000 Per Term

Length: Length of Program

Contact your admissions advisor or email admissions@mi.edu for more details and assistance.

Please Apply Here. Scholarship applications will only be accepted through this page.

MUSICIANSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

Musicianship Scholarships are available to new and current instrumental students enrolling in the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Composition, Associate of Arts, or Certificate in Performance Programs.

The scholarship is applicable for students enrolled in instrumental performance programs and composition only, and may not be transferred to a non-performance program emphases (Audio Engineering, Music Business, Independent Artist, Guitar Craft, or Film) within an AA or Bachelor degree.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available to International Students and US Citizens.
  • May be applied to Certificate or Degree in Guitar, Bass, Vocal, Drum, or Keyboard Performance programs or Degree in Music Composition program. (MI Select and MI Select Express programs are not eligible.)
  • Available to newly enrolled students and current continuing students.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Scholarship applicants must apply to a program at MI and have submitted the Admissions Application to be considered for a scholarship. 
  • The total scholarship amount will be divided by the total number of quarters in the particular program and credited toward each quarter’s tuition in equal amounts for as long as the student maintains a 2.75 GPA.
  • Scholarships are non-transferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  1. One-Page Essay

Describing yourself and why you should be considered for this scholarship.
You may include your musical background, aspirations or any other factors that you consider relevant.

  1. YouTube Video URL Which must contain

3 performances: 2 songs in 2 different styles in an ensemble setting (i.e. accompanied by at least one other live musician) and 1 solo piece.

  1. Musicians Institute Acceptance Letter

Welcome Letter or Acceptance Letter from the Musicians Institute Admissions Department 

AWARD

Scholarship Amount: $1000 – $2000 Per Term

Length: Length of Program

Contact your admissions advisor or email admissions@mi.edu for more details and assistance.

Please Apply Here. Scholarship applications will only be accepted through this page.

INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH SCHOLARSHIP

International Outreach Scholarships are now available to new students who apply during their MI International Outreach live audition. This is a unique opportunity for our international outreach students, and no separate application will be required.

AWARD

Application: Not required

Application Deadline: During the Live Audition

Decision Notice: Will be announced during the Live Audition

Scholarship Amount: $1000

Length: Length of Program

OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

The Opportunity Scholarship is awarded to NEW students that qualify for Financial Aid and enroll in a Certificate, AA Degree, or BM Degree program. This scholarship is based on verifiable financial need, and essay submission.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Must be a Domestic student and using Federal Student Aid.
  • Available to NEW students only
  • Available to dependent students, as determined by the FAFSA, whose parents have applied and have been denied a parent PLUS Loan. (Dependent students with an approved PLUS Loans are disqualified automatically) Students whose parents decline the Parent loan will not be considered.
  • Must be enrolling in Certificate, Associate, or Bachelor program. (Select Express and Masters programs are not eligible).

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have completed a FAFSA and all financial aid requirements for the year of enrollment. Financial aid recipient must have verifiable financial need, and accept all aid offered.
  • Must be accepted into qualified program.
  • Must submit a one-Page Essay explaining your financial hardship and how MI can help your future financially . Include your goals, and any other factors you may consider relevant.

AWARD

Scholarship Amount:
Up to $1,500 If enrolled in 12 units or more
Up to $750 If enrolled for less than 12 units (no less than 6)

Total scholarship amount will be divided by the total number of quarters for standard length of program, and credited toward each quarter’s tuition in equal amounts for as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress.

  • Scholarships do not have a cash value, therefore will be adjusted if if a credit balance is created.
  • Scholarship is non-transferable.
  • Scholarship may be combined with other scholarships offered at MI not to exceed $2,000-$3,000 depending on enrollment status (½-time vs. full-time).
  • Scholarship will be reversed for any quarter that is not completed at the time of withdrawal or termination from program.

Please Apply Here. Scholarship applications will only be accepted through this page.

TUITION CREDIT

Tuition credit can be earned for:

  • Musical performance on your instrument (Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard, Vocals)
  • Educational development
  • Financial hardship
  • Additional categories that vary each academic Quarter

You may be eligible for more than one scholarship.

Keep in mind that scholarships change often and deadlines are updated regularly. If you have any questions about your eligibility, application deadlines or general scholarship information, please send an email to admissions@mi.edu

If you’re not an applicant yet and want to learn more about our music scholarship opportunities, we encourage you to register and attend our virtual Financial Aid Information Sessions that we host every quarter. From anywhere in the world, you can get direct access to our financial advisors and ask them any questions you may have about paying for college education. Register below:

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Please read below for some general Information about all of the MI scholarships:

Scholarship Amounts and Method of Award

  • Scholarships are awarded in the form of tuition credit only.
  • The total award amount will be determined after a review of your application.
  • The total award amount is divided by the number of quarters in your program and credited equally toward each quarter’s tuition (except MI Hardship Scholarship; which is a one-time award).

Application and Notification

  • MI Scholarships are available only to students enrolling in a new program. Before you may submit a scholarship application, you must have a Letter of Acceptance from MI’s Admission Department.
  • Scholarship applications are available from the Financial Aid Office or Admissions Department or by download from this site.
  • Completed applications submitted by the appropriate deadline will be reviewed and applicants will be notified of the results within two weeks after the deadline.

Other Information

  • All scholarships are non-transferable and may not be applied to any person, program, or start date other than those for which they were originally awarded.
  • Scholarship recipients who fail to meet minimum academic requirements during their enrollment will forfeit any remaining award balance (see scholarship applications for specific requirements).

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