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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.

The Gala

The Gala benefit concert serves as an annual fundraising event to support student scholarships at Liberty University’s School of Music. Through captivating performances by talented student musicians, The Gala provides an opportunity for donors to contribute to the future of aspiring musicians. Join us in making a difference and empowering the next generation of musical talent by attending The Gala or donating to the scholarship fund.

New Student Scholarship Application

  • Fill out the New Student SOM Scholarships Application. Fall 2024 application is now closed. Application for Fall 2025 will be available in August.
  • 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, 2025.

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.

For the 2024-2025 school year, all current student scholarships available are dependent on worship team/chamber ensemble audition selection.  Scholarship application is not required.

Graduate Assistant/Graduate Scholarship Application

Applications for the Academic Year 2024 are closed at this time.

  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 Assistant/Graduate Scholarship application.

**Priority consideration for SOM scholarships will be given to students who audition and apply prior to January 31, 2024.

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

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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