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Internal Scholarships

INSTITUTIONAL ASSISTANCE

Talent Scholarship
Future Teacher Grant
H.E. Nutt Academic Excellence Grant
Dean’s List Grant
VanderCook Need Grant
VanderCook Work
VanderCook Alumni Association Scholarship
Esprit de Corps
James E. Clark Scholarship
Lew and Gerry Schmidt Scholarship
Wisconsin Music Educators Scholarship

(Refer to the guide to grants, scholarships and loans below for more complete information on these assistance programs.)

Grants

A grant is a type of gift aid that does not need to be paid back. The amount awarded is usually based on financial need and is generally provided by the federal government, state government or VanderCook College of Music.

Type

Amount

Who is eligible?

How to Apply

Other information

VanderCook Future Teacher Grant

$500 for one year

Transfer or new undergraduate students.

Referral by your high school music director and referral forms submitted with application to VanderCook. Referral cards available from the Admissions Office.

Grant is given for the first year of attendance. It is not renewable.

VanderCook H.E. Nutt Academic Excellence Grant

$1,000 annually

First-time undergraduate students who are in the top 15% of their graduating class and have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Transcripts are be evaluated as part of the admissions process.

This grant is renewable and is reviewed annually. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA to maintain this grant aid.

VanderCook Need Grants

$250-$2,000 annually

Undergraduate students demonstrating financial need.

Submit a FAFSA by December 1.

Based on need according to VanderCook's Financial Aid Office. Awards are reviewed annually.

VanderCook Dean's List

$200 per semester

Undergraduate students with a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Grade reports are automatically evaluated at the end of each term.

The award is applied to the following semester's tuition and fees.

 

Scholarships

A scholarship is a type of gift aid that rewards a student for grades, talent, financial need or a specific career interest. Scholarships do not typically need to be repaid, although some scholarships have program requirements and/or obligations. Make sure you understand the terms and conditions before you accept any money.

Type

Amount

Who is eligible?

How to Apply

Other information

VanderCook Talent Scholarship

Up to $2,500 annually

All undergraduate students. Award amounts are based on merit.

Audition as part of the application process.  A completed application to VanderCook is required to receive an award.

This grant is renewable and is reviewed annually.

VanderCook James E. Clark Scholarship

Up to $1,000 annually

Students residing in the state of Georgia who demonstrate talent, financial need and a desire to become a music educator.

Submit a FAFSA by December 1.

Audition as part of the application process.  A completed application to VanderCook is required to receive an award.

This scholarship is renewable and is reviewed annually.

VanderCook Lew and Gerry Schmidt Instrumental Music Education Scholarship

Up to $500

Awarded to aspiring band directors who merit special assistance. Preference is given to Wisconsin residents.

Submit a FAFSA by December 1.

Audition as part of the application process.  A completed application to VanderCook is required to receive an award.

This scholarship is given for the first year of attendance. It is not renewable.

VanderCook Alumni Association Award

$250

This scholarship is awarded each spring to a junior-level student.

Nominations are made by faculty and staff members and are based on merit.

This is a one-time award and is not renewable.

VanderCook Esprit de Corps Award

$200

This scholarship is awarded each spring to four students: one each at the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior levels.

Nominations are made by faculty and staff members and are based on merit.

This is a one-time award and is not renewable.

Wisconsin Music Educators Association Scholarship

$250-$500

Awarded to aspiring music directors who merit special assistance. Preference is given to Wisconsin residents.

Submit a FAFSA by December 1.

Audition as part of the application process.  A completed application to VanderCook is required to receive an award.

This scholarship is given for the first year of attendance. It is not renewable.

 

Giving Scholarships

Many of these scholarships have been established in memory of influential alumni or individuals who, along with their families, have been chosen to help sustain the legacy of VanderCook. The recipients of these awards are chosen in honor of these people and in the hopes they will continue to share their passion for music with their future students. For more information click here.

External Scholarships

Cappex
Fastweb
Scholarships
FinAid
SallieMae
US BANK

By State:
http://www.musicscholarships.us/state-music-scholarships.html

$1,000 ICAC Scholarships

Golden Apple

Hispanic Scholarship Fund:
http://www.hsf.net/

Fiesta del Sol:
http://fiestadelsol.org/scholarship/

General Music Scholarships:
http://www.musicscholarships.us/

http://www.musicscholarships.us/composer-music-scholarships.html

http://www.musicscholarships.us/general-music-scholarships.html

http://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-major/music-scholarships/

http://collegesavings.about.com/od/weeklyscholarshipupdate/a/musicscholars.htm

http://www.mendelssohnpac.org/awards-and-scholarships/index.cfm

http://www.cappex.com/scholarship/listings/Gree-Womens-University-Club-Scholarship/-s-d-1532/

http://www.womenbanddirectors.org/awards.html

http://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-major/music-scholarships/

https://scholarships.gmsp.org/

http://www.dupageco.org/Content.aspx?id=1767&terms=scholarship

https://www.cfm10208.com/display.php?id=168

 

Other Potential Scholarships:

Civic Organizations
Parent's Employment
Student's Employment

Applying for scholarships can seem challenging. Typically scholarship programs are intended to reward those individuals who have worked hard toward their chosen career path.  Your application should demonstrate that you have the discipline, attention to detail and enthusiasm to make the scholarship donors proud they selected you.

Here are a few tips that will hopefully make your application stand out from the crowd:

1.      Apply locally.  You have the best chance for success at the local level. A national competition may attract thousands.

2.      Follow directions.  By not following directions your application may be dismissed. Did you meet the GPA requirements?

3.      Write and then rewrite your essay.  This is your opportunity to give donors a chance to know you and your goals better. Address all questions given.

4.      Assemble the packet.  Prepare a neat application. It will show donors you pay attention to detail. Make sure your letters of recommendation are current. It is helpful to put the papers in the order requested (example: application on top, followed by letters of recommendation, then your essay).

The optimal time to apply for most scholarships is late winter to early spring.

 

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