MUSICIANS INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIPS

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Find out for yourself why thousands of
musicians from all over the world have
made MI the launching pad for
their careers.

Financing Your Education

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You’ll learn about everything from an overview of the financial aid process, to key documents you’ll encounter, and different funding sources that can help you manage costs.

MIO Info Session

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Meet the MI Online team as they guide you through the MIO platform, the diverse program offerings, and the steps needed to apply.

MUSICIAN SCHOLARSHIPS

Musicians Institute offers scholarship opportunities for students ranging from recently graduated high school seniors to continuing 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!

If you’re wondering if you qualify for any of these music scholarships, please be advised that all entering MI students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships as part of the admissions process. You will not need to submit a separate application to be considered.

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.

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).

MUSICIANS INSTITUTE & MI ONLINE SCHOLARSHIPS

FOR PROGRAMS BEGINNING WINTER 2023 – FALL 2023

DEADLINES FOR WINTER 2023
First round of review: Thursday week 6 (11/17/2022)
Second round of review: Thursday, Week 11 (12/22/2022)

  • Artist Producer Entrepreneur Scholarship
  • Development Scholarship
  • Hardship Scholarship*
  • International Musicians Merit Scholarship
  • Independent Artist Scholarship
  • Music Business Program Entrepreneur Scholarship
  • Musicianship Scholarship
  • International Outreach 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.

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 MI Certificate, AA Degree, or BM Degree programs and is based on verifiable financial need, current academic standing, and essay submission.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Enrolled currently in any MI Certificate, AA Degree, or BM Degree program.
  • Must have verifiable financial need.
  • Available to all Certificate, Associate, and Bachelor program students who have completed at least one quarter in the same program for which they are applying for the Hardship Scholarship.
  • Available only to students enrolled in a Certificate, Associate, or Bachelor program (Select and Select Express programs are not eligible).
  • 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.

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. 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 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 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

MUSICIANS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

FOR PROGRAMS BEGINNING SPRING 2023

The Musicians Foundation (a non-profit 501(c)3 organization established in 2004) is primarily dedicated to providing scholarships to talented and/or financially challenged students at Musicians Institute (MI) College of Contemporary Music– in order to help them achieve their educational goals. They have awarded over $650,000 in grants to more than 400 deserving recipients. 

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

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 2023 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 (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 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 2023

Deadline is: March 3, 2023

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 2023 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

  1. 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 2023
Deadline is: March 3, 2023

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 $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 AA, B.M.or M.M. (Guitar) students only.
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 2023

Deadline is: March 3rd, 2023

APPLY NOW

D’ADDARIO WOMEN IN GUITAR SCHOLARSHIP

The D’Addario Women in Guitar Scholarship, sponsored by The D’Addario Music Foundation, was created to assist advanced, stylistically diverse (newly enrolling or currently enrolled) female guitarists with their educational development.

AWARD

  • The total scholarship amount will be $1,500 credited towards the first quarter’s tuition, or next consecutive quarter for a current student awardee in good standing (if applicable).

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • Scholarship is applicable to female students only.
  • Newly enrolling and currently enrolled (Guitar) students only.
  • May be applied to the Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Performance (Guitar) Programs 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 (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: Video must contain at a minimum: three (3) diverse songs in any style(s) on your instrument. You may use electric and/or acoustic guitars. 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 2023

Deadline is: March 3, 2023

APPLY NOW

SCHECTER MICHAEL ANTHONY BASS SCHOLARSHIP

The Schecter Michael Anthony Bass Scholarship (sponsored by Schecter Guitars) was created to directly encourage and support the educational growth of bass program students at Musicians Institute at the AA or B.M. level.

The scholarship will be awarded in Spring 2023 to an intermediate or advanced student (U.S. or non-U.S. citizens who are newly enrolling or currently enrolled) in the Associate of Arts or Bachelor of Music in Performance (Bass) program who demonstrates overall outstanding musicianship, technique and passion for 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)

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • May only be applied to the Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Music in Performance (Bass) 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 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 2023

Deadline is: March 3rd, 2023

APPLY NOW

D’ADDARIO FOUNDATION WOMEN IN DRUMS SCHOLARSHIP

D’Addario Foundation Women in Drums Scholarship, sponsored by The D’Addario Music Foundation; was created to assist advanced, stylistically diverse (newly enrolling or currently enrolled) female drummers with their educational development.

AWARD

  • The total scholarship amount will be $1,500 credited towards the first quarter’s tuition, or next consecutive quarter for a current student awardee in good standing (if applicable).

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • May be applied to the Associate of Arts (AA Drum), Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Performance Studies (Drum) Programs only.
  • 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 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: Video must contain at a minimum: three (3) stylistically diverse songs on the drum set. 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 drum solo performance (No play-along tracks will be accepted for the solo piece).

APPLICATION DEADLINE

For programs beginning: SPRING 2023

Deadline is: March 3, 2023

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 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 quarter of the program.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
  • May only be applied to the Audio Engineering Program.
  • Current/returning students in any MI program are not eligible.
  • 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 2023

Deadline is: March 3rd, 2023

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.
  • 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 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: 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 2023

Deadline is: March 3, 2023

APPLY NOW

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 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 2023

Deadline is: March 3rd, 2023

APPLY NOW

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