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Scholarships for School of Music Students

Undergraduate Scholarships

The School of Music is pleased to be able to announce a number of new large awards, including several that cover full tuition for the first year and approximately half tuition for years two, three and four. Scholarships – including the new “Excellence in the Arts” awards ($20,000, paid out at $5,000 a year) – are assigned based on an evaluation at your live audition. Other new awards include a major book allowance ($4,800 spread out over eight semesters) and a two year free housing prize. Additional awards include admission to the Wayland Arts Learning Community.

Most awards are renewable for multiple years. Awards are determined by studio faculty members and coordinated with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships; no separate application is needed. Please note that if you are a transfer student on scholarship at another school, you will only be considered for an award at James Madison University if the music executive of your current school sends a written release to the director of the School of Music.

Student Research Reimbursement Grants

The School of Music is pleased to be able to support undergraduate and graduate student faculty-sponsored research. To apply for a grant, carefully complete this form, print it out, obtain the necessary signatures, and bring completed forms to the School of Music office. Applications will be considered on the dates posted in the School of Music office. Students receiving grants will be notified by e-mail. Please submit one form per student requesting funding.  

Deadlines:
Fall 2017:
Friday, October 20th, 3:00pm
Spring 2018: Friday, February 16, 3:00pm

Student Research Reimbursement Grant Application Form

Student Travel Reimbursement Grants

The School of Music is pleased to be able to support undergraduate and graduate student travel for music majors to regional or national competitions and professional conferences. To apply for a grant, carefully complete this form, print it out, obtain the necessary signatures, and bring completed forms to the School of Music office. Applications will be considered on the dates posted in the School of Music office. Students receiving grants will be notified by e-mail. Please submit one form per student requesting funding.

Deadlines:
Fall 2017:
Friday, October 20th, 3:00pm
Spring 2018: Friday, February 16, 3:00pm

Student Travel Reimbursement Grant Application Form

Collaborative Pianist Fee Subsidy

The School of Music is pleased to be able to provide a small subsidy to help offset the cost of hiring a collaborative pianist for the semester. NOTE: This is only for students who are unable to obtain a free accompanist through the collaborative piano program. To apply for this subsidy, carefully complete this form, print it out, obtain the necessary signatures, and bring completed forms to the School of Music office. Applications will be considered on the dates posted in the School of Music office. Students receiving a subsidy will be notified by e-mail. Please submit one form per student requesting funding.

Deadlines:
Fall 2017:
Friday, October 20th, 3:00pm
Spring 2018: Friday, February 16, 3:00pm

Collaborative Pianist Fee Subsidy Application Form

College of Visual and Performing Arts Grants
CVPA Undergraduate Student Research Grants 2016-2017

Who: Undergraduate Students in the College of Visual and Performing Arts along with faculty advisor(s).

What: The College of Visual and Performing Arts will be offering Student Research Grants for the 2016-2017 academic year to provide funding for the purpose of encouraging undergraduate students to explore practical or scholarly investigation in a project or subject of interest relevant to the student’s major that results in a product, performance, publication, final presentation/report. Interested students would engage a faculty member and submit a proposal of their intended project or research subject to the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Projects may be disciplinary, but interdisciplinary projects are encouraged, as are entrepreneurial endeavors. The amount of funding will be determined by the proposal. The duration of the project could be a semester, but not to exceed one academic year

Deadline: Tuesday, October 25, 5:00 p.m., received online via the application form below. Award determinations will be made by the Dean’s Advisory Committee and announced in November 2016.

How: Fill out and submit the grant application at the link below.

How Much: Up to $20,000 will be awarded for 2016-2017. A minimum-grant award is $500. Faculty Mentor stipends are set at $250.

Celebration of Scholarship: Students intending to apply for a research grant should plan on attending the Celebration of Scholarship event honoring last year’s grant recipients in the Duke Hall Art Gallery at 8:00am on Tuesday, October 18.

APPLY ONLINE

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