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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. Students receiving grants will be notified by e-mail. Please submit one form per student requesting funding.  

Deadlines:
Fall 2019:
Friday, October 4th, 3:00pm
Spring 2020: Friday, February 14th, 3:00pm

Research Grant Application

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. Students receiving grants will be notified by e-mail. Please submit one form per student requesting funding.

Deadlines:
Fall 2019: Friday, October 4th, 3:00pm
Spring 2020: Friday, February 14th, 3:00pm

Travel Grant Application

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. Students receiving a subsidy will be notified by e-mail. Please submit one form per student requesting funding.

Deadlines:
Fall 2019: Friday, October 4th, 3:00pm
Spring 2020: Friday, February 14th, 3:00pm

Piano Fee Subsidy Application

College of Visual and Performing Arts Grants
CVPA Undergraduate Student Research Grants 2019-20

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 2019-2020 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 should engage a faculty mentor and submit a proposal of their intended project or research subject to the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Proposals may be disciplinary, but interdisciplinary projects are encouraged, as are entrepreneurial endeavors and community/civic engagement projects which show significant/specific scholarly and creative components. We encourage projects that display a high degree of originality and risk-taking. The duration of the project could be a semester, but not to exceed one academic year

How: Select a faculty mentor and discuss your proposal with him/her in advance of completing the application.

Deadline: Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 11:59 pm, received online via the application form below. Award determinations will be made by the Dean’s Advisory Committee and announced in November 2019.

How Much: Multiple grants will be accepted for partial or full funding. A total of $20,000 is available to be awarded to selected grants for 2019-20. The committee may choose to partially or fully fund a project. A minimum-grant award is $500. The amount of funding for selected grants will be determined by the proposal. In addition, each grant selected will include an additional $250 stipend for the primary Faculty Mentor. Grant funds must be spent before May 15, 2020.

NOTE: Funding is typically not awarded for equipment or software that is available for use on campus. Any equipment purchased with grant funding must be listed in the proposed budget, and will be retained by the university at the end of the academic year.

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 8:00 am on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

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