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VanderCook Scholars Program

VanderCook Scholars Program

High school seniors looking to turn their passion for music into a career may be eligible for the VanderCook Scholars Program. A student that is accepted into the VanderCook Scholars Program will receive a four-year FREE tuition scholarship.To be eligible for the VanderCook Scholars Program, candidates must be accepted into the Bachelor of Music Education Program and attend VCM as a full-time student for four years.

 

After Federal and State grants and/or scholarships are applied, tuition will be paid in full for up to one student per year on each of the following instruments: flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, piano, guitar, treble vocal, tenor/bass vocal, violin, viola, cello and bass.

 

*Scholarship recipients are responsible for all housing costs and any fees normally associated with the cost of attendance.

 

Criteria for Consideration

•  Applicants must be high school seniors entering college in the fall with a weighted cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher.

  

•  Perform at a high level, as demonstrated by the candidate’s VanderCook audition scores and by the high school director recommendation and/or All-State participation. 

  

Note: VanderCook Scholars automatically qualify for the Performer’s Certificate Program.  Eligible students may choose to concurrently participate in this performance-oriented program, designed to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional performance ability.
  

•  If eligible, complete a FAFSA by the priority deadline of December 1st.

  

How to Apply

VanderCook College of Music operates on a rolling admission basis. Start Your Application Now

  

Deadlines for the VanderCook Scholars Program:

The priority deadline for VanderCook Scholars Program applicants is December 31, 2020. Applications submitted by this date are given priority consideration.

•  February 5, 2021 - Final application deadline

•  February 15, 2021 - Audition deadline

•  March 1, 2021 - Enrollment deposit due if accepted into the program

 

Criteria for Award Continuance

•  Maintain a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA.

  

•  Remain in good standing with all departments of the College.

  

•  Participate in major ensembles every semester.

  

•  Meet performance level criteria to remain in the VanderCook Scholars Program.

 
 

VanderCook College of Music

3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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