Listed below are the various scholarships available in the area of music. Because named scholarships are usually granted for eight semesters, not every scholarship is available each year.
College of Arts and Communication Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded after the Audition (click here for audition information) and are based on talent, personal need, and the needs of the Music Program. Interested students should audition as early as possible for maximum consideration.
This award is equivalent to 90-100% of the cost of the current residence hall room rate based on double occupancy. They are offered based on talent, personal need, and the needs of the Music Program.
Minimum Requirements for Consideration:
1. The student should be a top sophomore elementary or music education major.
2. The student must demonstrate a commitment to the teaching profession and intend to enter the profession upon completion of undergraduate or graduate study.
3. The student must demonstrate strong academic performance, college and community activities, and financial need.
Alfred R. de Jaager Choral Scholarship
This award is offered to a student entering with a music-related major. The student must have achieved at least a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA, and a minimum score of 20 on the ACT or 950 on the SAT.
Edna M. Goodnight Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a music major with an emphasis in piano. Other factors that may be considered include talent, scholarship, need, and character.
Dr. Edward C. Wolf Scholarship
Students may apply for this scholarship by submitting a letter to the Chairperson of the Department of Music and Theater during the second semester of their freshman year. Recipients must have and maintain a 3.5 GPA and be declared a music major. Preference will be given to students who play a brass instrument.
Wm. and Lee Abraham Scholarship
Awarded every four years to a deserving High School senior who has passed the Music Program Audition and is, or will be, enrolled in a music-related major at West Liberty.
Donald Pahl Scholarship
Awarded every four years to a deserving Music Education major. Preference will be given to individuals who play brass instruments. This scholarship is currently on hold but will be given out in the near future. Contact the Dept. Chair, Dr. Linda Cowan, for more information.