The Department of Music offers four types of scholarships, described below.

In order to receive any type of scholarship, the student must return the Scholarship Acceptance Form (mailed with the award letter) to Mr. Sul (sul@uiwtx.edu). No scholarship money will be released until this form is completed and returnedPlease consult Financial Aid to find out how your scholarship award applies to your account.

Annually Renewable Music Scholarships

Students may receive annually renewable music scholarships of up to $4,000 per academic year for music majors, or up to $800 per academic year for music minors. These scholarships are awarded to students who exhibit notable musical aptitude and who show significant potential to succeed in their chosen music program. Entering students must audition in January or February of the calendaryear in which they plan to enter UIW. Current students not receiving the maximum amount may audition in January to increase their annual award.

These scholarships are renewable for 5 years. The award is contingent upon the following conditions:

  1. Maintenance of full-time status (12 credit hours minimum) throughout each semester of the award 2.
  2. Enrollment in a major department al ensemble (Chorale, Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, or Orchestra) throughout each semester of the award, unless exempted by the music faculty for internships or student teaching
  3. Demonstrable progress toward completion of degree requirements
  4. Maintenance of an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher 

Failure to meet any of these conditions will result in withdrawal of the student's scholarship. The UIW Music Faculty also reserves the right to terminate any music scholarship at any time based on unsatisfactory class performance or excessive absences.

Detailed information about audition dates as well as Scholarship Audition Forms will be posted on the Department of Music website and sent in an e-mail. 

One-Year Music Scholarships

One-Year Music Scholarships are available to current music students who are not receiving the maximum amount, through audition in the fall semester. Awards are disbursed in the spring semester. Eligible sophomores and upperclassmen must have an overall minimum GPA of 3.0, and freshmen must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the end of their first full semester. One-year scholarships are not renewable. Students must re-audition in January to be considered for an annually renewable scholarship (see above).

One-Year Scholarship Audition Form

Ensemble Scholarships 

Ensemble scholarships are awarded at the discretion of ensemble directors. A student must register for the ensemble in order to receive an ensemble scholarship. Consult with the ensemble director for details and eligibility. 

Endowed Scholarships

The Department of Music offers a limited number of endowed one-year scholarshipbased on academic merit. In the fall semester a notice is sent to current students about applying for these scholarships

Other University Scholarships

The music faculty strongly encourages prospective and current students to explore scholarship opportunities outside the Department. Some of these opportunities are described on UIW's Grants and Scholarships webpage.

For more detailed information, consult the UIW Student Handbook Section XII