University Scholarships and Financial Aid
If you apply for financial aid through the University, you will learn about University scholarships and grants. Music scholarships, awarded by the School of Music and independent of University financial aid, are also available to talented freshmen and transfer students, based primarily on performance ability. Past musical achievement and academic success are also considered in this process.

Note specific deadlines:

                                                          Dec. 1:   Scholarship deadline for first-time students
                                                     Feb 1:      Scholarship deadline for continuing and transfer students
                                                                March 1:  MU priority deadline for receipt of FAFSA

School of Music Scholarships
Music scholarships are primarily directed at talented music and music education majors, but we do have a very small number of non-major scholarships awarded to highly talented performers, espeically in underrepresented instrument/voice areas in our ensembles.  Scholarships awards are based on a performance audition at a Mizzou Music Day.  Please email if you have questions about auditions or sign up now to register for an audition.  In order to maintain a scholarship from year to year, students must maintain a 2.75 GPA, not receive any grade below a C- in a music class, and be a student in good standing with the University.

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Music Ensemble Scholarships
Mizzou is unique in providing scholarship support to all students participating in ensembles for credit. This is a separate scholarship program from the talent-based (and audition-required) program mentioned above.

Students who register in a music ensemble course (which include Marching Mizzou, concert bands, jazz bands, choral groups, orchestra, and chamber ensembles) will benefit from the following scholarships:

  • 1 ensemble course: $250 scholarship per semester
  • 2 ensemble courses: $500 scholarship per semester
  • 3 ensemble courses: $650 scholarship per semester(maximum amount per semester)

All music ensemble courses are one-credit-hour courses.