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Scholarships

The various scholarships available in the area of music are listed here. Because named scholarships (de Jaager, Goodnight, Wolf, etc.) are usually granted for eight semesters, not every scholarship is available each year.

College of Arts and Communication Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded based on the Audition (click here for audition information), personal need, and the needs of the Music Program. Interested students should audition as early as possible for maximum consideration. Award amounts vary.

Housing Waiver
A “Housing Waiver” is a discount off of WLU on-campus housing fees. A 100% waiver will cover the current cost of a residence hall room based on double occupancy (click here for current tuition, room, and board costs). These waivers are offered based on talent, personal need, and the needs of the Music Program. Housing waivers are typically given for four years.

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.

Marching Hilltoppers Scholarship
Scholarships will be awarded to every member accepted into the ensemble!  The most popular music scholarship offered for all students, regardless of major is given through the Marching Hilltoppers. Current members of the 2018 Marching Hilltoppers each received a $500 scholarship. Click Here for more information about the Marching Hilltoppers.

To inquire about Scholarships, please contact the Department of Music and Theater: [email protected].