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VanderCook Scholars Program

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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 who 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 may qualify for the Performer’s Certificate ProgramEligible 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 31st.
 

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 5, 2021 - Enrollment deposit due if accepted into the program
 

Criteria for Award Continuance

•  Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  
•  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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