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University of Northern Iowa undergraduate students in music receive scholarships each year ranging from $2,000 to $24,000 over four years. The majority of scholarships may be renewable for four years based upon successful progress and available funding. There are opportunities for both entering students and currently enrolled students.

The online scholarship application is only available for students who have applied for admission to the UNIversity of Northern Iowa. To apply for an audition and scholarships to the School of Music, complete the application form at: http://www.uni.edu/music/music-supplement-university-scholarship-application

If you have not applied for admission to UNI and still wish to audition, please contact the School of Music office for additional information (e-mail music@uni.edu or call (319) 273-2024).

Entering Student Scholarship Information

By completing the UNIversity Scholarship Application you are applying for the following scholarships:

Alta Freeman Scholarship
Anna M. Nielsen Scholarship
Beth Gilbert Excellence in Music Scholarship
Betty Norris Mitchel Scholarship for Vocal Music Students
C.A. Fullerton Scholarship
C. Hugh Pettersen Scholarship
Caryl Becker Memorial Scholarship
Catherine E. Boysen Scholarship
Charles & Marleta Matheson Scholarship *
Constance Speake Music Education Scholarship
D & J Opera Scholarship
Dale C. & Enid H. Harris Instrumental Music Endowed Scholarship 

Dean Simpson Scholarship
Dee Silver Family Scholarship
Don & Barbara Gray Music Education Scholarship
Donald Hudson Ford Scholarship
Dorothy Jean Ray Music Scholarship
Dr. Richard & Donagene Lattin Music Scholarship
Edward Frampton Kurtz Scholarship
Emil Bock Scholarship
Esther Bley Rinker Scholarship
Eudora Carey Hoyer Scholarship
Florence Christianson Scholarship
Floyd Flute Scholarship
Hinson Family Scholarship
Howard & Mary Easter Scholarship
Jim Coffin Endowed Jazz Scholarship
John E. Partington Scholarship
John Miller/Mary Lou Mamminga Scholarship
Jvone E. Maxwell Scholarship
Karen & Laurence Hutzell Scholarship
Karen Ewoldt Kruse Scholarship
Karl Holvik Scholarship
Ken Trapp Scholarship
Leland Sage Scholarship
Loraine Ericksen Ames Music Scholarship
Lori Blauwet '81 Annual Music Scholarship
Martha Ellen Tye Scholarship
Mary Kate Arington Scholarship
Mary Werning Earley Music Scholarship
Milton Mikesh Scholarship
Music Jazz Composition Scholarship
Musical Excellence Endowed Scholarship
Myron E. and Ruth M. Russell Music Scholarship *
Nellie Dickie Music Scholarship
Nolte-Miller String Scholarship
Noma Rupprich Jebe Scholarship
Olive Barker Memorial Scholarship
Orchestra Scholarships for Non-music majors
Presser Foundation *
Ralph & Jane Sherwin Schwartz Endowed Opera Fund Scholarship
Robert Dean Scholarship *
Robert & Margaret Bradford Scholarship
Robert & Mary Franken Scholarship
Russell Baum Scholarship
Russell Baum Piano Scholarship
Ruth Miller Donaldson Scholarship
School of Music International Scholarship
School of Music Jazz Scholarship
School of Music, Music Benefit Scholarship
Sigma Alpha Iota-Olive Barker Scholarship
String & Harp Scholarship
Susan Akerman Scholarship
Thomas Capps Memorial Jazz Scholarship
UNI New Horizons Band Scholarship
UNI Opera Guild Scholarship
Voice Performance Scholarship
Walter & Gwendolyn McCague Brown Scholarship
William P. Hansen Scholarship
William Zaputil Music Education Scholarship
Young American Drum & Bugle Corps Scholarship

For more information on these scholarships, please contact us.

* Scholarships followed by an asterisk may require additional application forms and/or live performance competition participation in order to be awarded. For details contact us.


Non-major scholarships:

Scholarships for students in majors other than music are sometimes available. These scholarships are for students that play certain instruments: horn, oboe, bassoon, tuba, and euphonium. If you would like to schedule an audition for a non-major scholarship, please contact Dr. Melinda Boyd at melinda.boyd@uni.edu


Currently Enrolled Student Information

Scholarship Auditions for currently enrolled UNI students will be held March 27, 2018. Application for 2018 will be available on this website soon. The 2017 application is below, for reference. 

The Preliminaries and Final Rounds for the Spotlight Series are March 21 and March 26, 2018 respectively. Application for 2018 is below.

Spotlight Series Competition Application (2018 application)

Continuing Student Auditions (2017 application)