For further information about the following scholarships, contact the Music Department, 224 Swope Music Hall, 724.738.2063.
Beverly Antis collaborative Piano Scholarship
Awarded by the Music Department to students/ensembles that are on the piano above and beyond the required time. The award amount varies.
Dwight and Jeane Baker Scholarship
Awarded to either a stringed instrumentalist or pianist. Determined at audition. The amount is $500-$900 and there is no deadline.
M. Kate Brennan Music Education Scholarship
Awarded to an outstanding Music Education major who has earned at least 60 credits at SRU and holds a 3.25 cumulative GPA. The amount is up to $500 and the deadline is February 15th.
kris chapin memorial flute scholarship
Awarded to a flutist. A separate application is required.
Shiron Cooper Memorial Steel Pan Scholarship
Open to any major, but must be registered for SRU Panorama. Student should have strong leadership ability. Student must submit one new arrangement for Panorama each semester (fall and spring of the award year). The award is up to $500 per year and is awarded in the spring semester of the award year. The deadline is February 15th.
Marianne Cornetti Vocal Scholarship
Voice major. Award determined by anticipated or current contribution to the department solo vocal performance area. No minimum GPA exists for this scholarship but students must earn an A grade in their applied lessons. The amount is $500-$1,000 (multiple awards may be given) and there is no deadline.
James E. and Gay K. Dull Scholarship
Instrumental music major. Award based on talent determined at audition. The amount is $400-$700, which is renewable, and there is no deadline.
Mechelle Hawk Music Education Scholarship
Awarded to an outstanding junior music education major chosen by the music education faculty. The amount is up to $1,000.
Dr. Stephen Hawk Jazz Scholarship
Student must be a full-time music major who demonstrates excellence as a jazz musician. Preference will be given to an instrumentalist. The amount is up to $1,000.
Sue Manchester Hunt Memorial Scholarship
Student must be music major. The amount is up to $800 and is renewable with good academic standing.
Music Therapy for Social Justice Scholarship
Must have a commitment to social justice and be an incoming music therapy major. Submit a short essay on the importance of social justice in the field of music therapy here. The deadline is March 31st.
Ronald Phillips Memorial Award for Bassoon
Applicants must be current bassoonists at SRU with preference being given to members of the Slippery Rock University Bassoon Studio. The amount is up to $500, and it will be offered to one recipient. Applicants must perform a solo piece (with or without accompaniment) and present a short statement on how they embody one or more characteristics of Mr. Phillips (generous, hardworking, determined, kind, encouraging).
The student must be a music major and assist the music department with solo piano and piano accompanying needs. The recipient must have at least a 2.0 GPA. Amount varies.
Blase S. Scarnati Scholarship
Must demonstrate outstanding leadership as an active member of the SRU marching band. The amount is up to $500 and there is no deadline.
Sue Shuttleworth Music Therapy Scholarship
Music Therapy major who has earned at least 60 credits at SRU, holds at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and is actively involved in the music therapy club and is a member of the American Music Therapy Association. The amount is up to $500 and the deadline is February 15th.
SRU Band scholarship
Awarded to one or more members of SRU's Band ensembles. The award amount and scholarship recipient will be determined by the Director of Bands along with the Music Department Scholarship Committee. Recipients must audition for both the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band and thereafter be a full participant.
Terry Steele Jazz Scholarship
Awarded to an outstanding jazz student. The amount is up to $500 and there is no deadline.
M. Clair and Marie Swope Scholarship
Sophomore or Junior music major in good academic standing who holds at least a 3.0 GPA in major and demonstrates financial need and strong potential for success in the music field. The amount is up to $250. The application deadline is February 15.
swope citizenship award
Awarded to a current undergraduate student who has demonstrated leadership qualities within the Department of Music. Qualified candidates will not only have excelled in their musical endeavors, but emerged as leaders within the Department of Music student body through their participation in departmental events, encouragement of their peers, and dedication to the success of the department student body as a whole. Nominations are required to apply. Nominated students must submit a Swope Citizenship Award application. Applicants must complete at least one full semester of academic studies at Slippery Rock University and must maintain a 3.25 GPA.
Chad Williamson Memorial Vocal Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time voice major: winner chosen through fall vocal competition. Three awards are given - 1st place - $750, 2nd place - $500, 3rd place - $250. The deadline is October 8th.
Bonnie Winder Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore or junior music major based on academic excellence and contribution to the department. The amount is up to $250 and the deadline is February 15th.
J. Kevin Woods Memorial Scholarship
A full-time instrumental music major in good academic standing with a 3.0 cumulative GPA in music courses. Preference will be given to outstanding wind performers from the junior and senior class. The amount is up to $250 and the deadline is February 15th.
Linda Yarger Scholarship in Music
Awarded to a music major in good academic standing. The amount is up to $500.