The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music awards numerous talent-based performance scholarships
each year to incoming freshmen. All music scholarship awards are based on a combination
of talent level (as identified by audition), ensemble or studio needs, and available
funds. Early application is strongly encouraged. School of Music scholarships are
renewable for up to four years and require full-time enrollment during Fall and Spring
For priority consideration applicants seeking University of Memphis Academic Scholarships
should be accepted by the University of Memphis by December 1. Students applying for
School of Music scholarships are encouraged to apply to the School of Music by December
1, audition for the School of Music by the end of February, and be accepted by the
University of Memphis before their audition day. Acceptance into the School of Music
is contingent on acceptance by the University.
The Music Performance Scholarship is a highly competitive, renewable scholarship awarded to a limited number of students
each year that exhibit excellent performance ability and potential as identified through
audition. The award amount is determined by a combination of the student's audition
results, ensemble needs, and funding availability. The maximum award amount is based on actual tuition and fees charges but may be used for payment
of any fees associated with the cost of attendance. The award will be deposited into
the student's account at the beginning of each semester. HOPE scholarship funds, if
awarded to the student, will be applied to the balance of tuition and any remaining
amount may be used for payment of other fees associated with the cost of attendance.
On-campus housing is encouraged to provide each scholarship student with social and
scholarly activity opportunities that promote academic success.
There are a limited number of Mighty Sound of the South Performance/Out-of-State Tuition Scholarships available for incoming non-music major freshmen. These scholarships are awarded
to students who exhibit high academic and artistic achievement who fulfill ensemble
needs. Applicants must be exemplary musicians, colorguard members, or baton twirlers
who have a 3.25 Cumulative GPA and a 24 ACT (1110SAT) to be considered for audition.
Please contact the Band Office at (901) 678-2263 for further information.
Mighty Sound of the South Scholarships are awarded to students for performance as Colorguard members, Tigerette members,
Marching Band Musicians, and Pep Band Musicians. Students are awarded varying amounts
depending on the type of assignment. Awards are for one semester and are renewable
based on the needs of the band program. The award will be deposited into the student's
account at the beginning of the semester. Please contact the Band Office at (901)
678-2263 for further information.
Out-of-State Fees Award for Outstanding Performance
For a limited number of students who audition and who are not residents of the
State of Tennessee, the School of Music may award the out-of-state portion of tuition.
To see tuition fee charts, go to bf.memphis.edu/finance/bursar/feepayment.php.
School of Music talent-based performance scholarships are awarded to music majors,
music minors, and a very limited number of non-majors who apply for Lessons Only (applied
lessons) and scholarship. Students awarded School of Music scholarships take applied
lessons and participate in two ensembles as selected by faculty. Scholarship awards
are mailed beginning in mid March. Renewal of School of Music scholarships is based
on a number of criteria including fulfilling assigned ensemble requirements, maintaining
progress toward a degree, maintaining a GPA of 2.5 and a "B" in applied lessons and
ensembles. All awards are tentative subject to legislative appropriation and receipt
of funds by the University of Memphis and final verification of academic records and
acceptance to the University of Memphis.
Other University Scholarship and Financial Support Opportunities
The University of Memphis awards many academic scholarships each year to entering
freshmen. These are generally based on a combination of ACT/SAT scores and high school
grade point averages. To receive high priority consideration for academic scholarships, applicants must
be accepted by the University admissions office by December 1.
See the University of Memphis Scholarships website, http://www.memphis.edu/scholarships, for a detailed "List of Scholarships."
The College of Communications and Fine Arts administer the Elizabeth and Harold Robinson
Scholars and Fellows awards. See http://www.memphis.edu/ccfa/robinsonscholrship.php.
Out-of-state students should review benefits and eligibility of the Non-Resident Honors
Student Award which requires application and acceptance. There are a limited number
of Non-Resident Honors Student Awards. Apply early. See http://www.memphis.edu/honors/index.php.
Tennessee residents are encouraged to read about the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship
Program (HOPE Scholarships). Go to http://www.memphis.edu/scholarships/hope.php.
Students who reside in Tate, Marshall, DeSoto, Tunica, and Crittenden counties may
be eligible for in-state tuition. To read about the Border County Tuition waiver,
Out-of-state students, particularly those interested in concentrations in Jazz, Recording
Technology or Music Business, should review Academic Common Market opportunities at:
The University of Memphis provides numerous sources of Financial Aid. Review them