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Scholarships

The following scholarships are available to music students.

Department of Music Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded to talented students who have an entering ACT of 20 or higher. Awards may range from $800 to $6400 over the four years depending upon academic and musical progress of the student. The awarding of a scholarship depends upon a student’s eligibility to enter all courses at the freshman level. In the event that more than one three-hour academic course numbered below 100 (pre-college level) is required, a service award not to exceed $200 annually will be granted in lieu of the scholarship. To remain eligible for this scholarship, the student must complete course work of twelve or more hours each semester to include one primary ensemble, private studio lesson and maintain an overall GPA of 2.83. If at the end of any semester the overall GPA should fall below 2.83, a service award shall be granted in lieu of the scholarship for the following semester. Should the GPA fall below 2.0, the service award will be terminated.

Eugenia S. Churchill Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded to full-time music students majoring in vocal/choral music. Recipients are selected by the Department of Music Scholarship Committee. The number of scholarships and amounts may vary from semester to semester depending on the funds available. Recipients must have a 3.0 (or above) GPA in all music courses and a 2.0 (or above) GPA in other courses. Attitude, leadership and service to the music program will be considered.

E. R. Marquette Piano Scholarship
These scholarships are awarded to full-time students from Lafourche, Terrebonne, or Assumption Parishes who are majoring in piano with an overall 3.0 (or above) GPA. Recipients are selected by the Department of Music Scholarship Committee. The number of scholarships and amounts may vary from semester to semester. This scholarship is renewable for additional semesters as long as the student maintains a 3.0 GPA and meets the above requirements.

Thibodaux Music Club Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded each semester to an outstanding full-time music major who is a sophomore or above and who has an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher. The recipient is selected by the Department of Music Scholarship Committee. The selection is based on academic achievement, financial need, and services to the school. The scholarship is for $750 per semester and is renewable for additional semesters as long as the student meets the above requirements. Recipients of other academic scholarships are not eligible to receive this scholarship.

Donaldsonville Music Club Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding full-time music major. Preference is given to students from Ascension, Assumption, or St. James parishes. Amounts may vary from semester to semester depending upon the total amount available. The recipient is selected by the Department of Music Scholarship Committee. The scholarship is based on academic achievement, financial need, and service to the department. The student must have a 2.5 or above GPA to be eligible. This scholarship is renewable for additional semesters as long as the student meets the above requirements.

Timothy R. Lindsley, Jr. Music Scholarship is awarded to an Instrumental Music Education major of a sophomore status or above. The applicant must have completed at least 12 or more hours each semester to include at least one primary ensemble and private studio study. The recipient must maintain a minimum overall grade-point average of 2.5 for all courses and display positive attitude towards studies, display leadership, and be of service to the music program.

The Department of Music also presents the following awards:

  • Outstanding Piano Major
  • Outstanding Vocal Music Major

  • Outstanding Instrumental Music Major

  • American Choral Directors Association Student Award

Students are encouraged to apply for a variety of other local, state and national scholarships through the Financial Aid Office.

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