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School of Music Scholarships

The Liberty University School of Music (SOM) is pleased to offer an exciting scholarship initiative for all musical disciplines within the School of Music. SOM Scholarships are competitive awards for music majors who demonstrate excellence in their chosen instrument and field of study. SOM Scholarship recipients are selected by the SOM Scholarship Committee based on the following criteria: academic achievement, musicianship, financial need (according to the standards of the Liberty University Student Accounts), and walk with God.


New Student Scholarship Application

  1. Fill out the New Student SOM Scholarships Application.
  2. Complete a School of Music Placement Audition.

**Priority consideration for SOM scholarships will be given to students who audition and apply prior to January 31, 2023.

 

Current Student Scholarship Application

To be considered for SOM Scholarships, current SOM Majors must submit a completed application. No audition is required for current SOM students.

The deadline for the current student SOM scholarship for the 2023-2024 academic year is March 8, 2023.

Current Student Scholarship Application

 

Graduate Student Assistant/Scholarship Application

  1. First, make sure you have the following ready to submit with your application:
    • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts
    • Letter of recommendation
    • Audition video on primary instrument
    • Resume
  2. Fill out the Graduate Student/ GSA application.

**Priority consideration for SOM scholarships will be given to students who audition and apply prior to January 31, 2023.

Graduate Student Assistant/Scholarship Application

Questions? Email: somscholarships@liberty.edu


SOM Scholarship Renewal Information

Unless otherwise noted, all SOM Scholarships are one-year awards. Students may re-apply for available SOM scholarships each academic year.


How SOM Scholarships Work with Financial Aid

How SOM Scholarships Work with Financial Aid

Liberty University School of Music scholarships are considered financial aid, just as grants, work-study, and loans. Federal and state financial aid programs require that students not receive financial aid in excess of one’s cost of education, which includes living expenses as outlined in the General Scholarship Rule. Scholarships are factored into financial need assessments.

Liberty University Scholarships/Financial Aid

Information about University-wide scholarships (scholarships that are not specifically for music students) and other types of financial assistance is available through the following links:


Marching Band & Spirit Band Scholarships

Liberty University Marching Band Scholarship

Liberty University Spirit Band Scholarship

  • $1,200 scholarship awarded to each member of the Spirit Band.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a School of Music Major to be eligible to receive School of Music scholarships?

  • With the exception of certain auditioned scholarship groups, all SOM Scholarship recipients must be a declared SOM Major.

As a current student, do I have to complete an audition or submit an audition video?

  • No, current students only need to submit a scholarship application.

I plan to visit Liberty at some point, but I cannot attend one of the College For A Weekend (CFAW) events. Can I set up another time to audition?

  • Yes, you may set up a time to audition outside of the CFAW events. Please contact the appropriate Faculty Area Coordinator to set up an audition time.

I am not a School of Music Major, but I would like information about other scholarships.


If you have any further questions, please contact us at somscholarships@liberty.edu.

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