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Department of Music
1660 Foster-Tanner
316 Foster Tanner Music Bldg.
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
 
 
Scholarships

Grants, scholarships, loans and employment opportunities are available to help families meet the cost of investing in a FAMU education.  Students begin the financial aid process by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at your high school and on the internet at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  For additional information please call the Office of Financial Aid at (850) 599-3730 or access finaid@famu.edu.

The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Department of Music offers a limited number of music scholarships to students based on musical skill and knowledge. All students applying for music scholarships must complete a departmental audition and theory placement examination (music majors/minors only) to be considered for funding. Students are eligible to receive music scholarship funding for a maximum of four years. If needed, an accompanist will be provided for on-campus auditions.

Voice students must provide the accompanist with the music for all pieces in the proper keys.

Piano majors receiving a scholarship will be required to accompany instrumental and/or voice students for recitals and department programs.
 
Talent Based Award
 
Scholarships are granted on a year-to-year basis (based on the availability of funds) and may be renewed on the following student academic and performance progress guidelines:
 
  1. Maintain good standing with the university; and
  2. Maintain full-time enrollment (minimum of 12 hours) status each semester of award with no incompletes, withdrawals, or failing grades; and
  3. Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5; and
  4. Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 in all music courses; and
  5. Successfully complete the Department of Music scholarship renewal audition each year of eligibility.
 
Upon completion of a music audition and theory placement examination (music majors/minors only), candidates may be recommended for one the following annual scholarships:
  • LEVEL I           
  • LEVEL II          
  • LEVEL III         
 
Student of Excellence (Music Honors Award)
 
The student of excellence is award is granted to music majors who achieve the highest level of academic and musical performance skill. First-Time-In-College students are eligible with a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and Departmental Audition. Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA to keep scholarship.
 
Continuing college student, transfer student, or community college graduate with an AA or AS degree are eligible with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0, and Departmental Audition. Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA to keep this scholarship.
 
Upon completion of a music audition and theory placement examination, candidates may be recommended for the following annual scholarship:
 
  • LEVEL IV        
Student of Excellence scholarships are granted on a year-to-year basis (based on the availability of funds) and may be renewed on the following student academic and performance progress guidelines:
 
  1. Maintain good standing with the university; and
  2. Maintain full-time enrollment (minimum of 12 hours) status each semester of award with no incompletes, withdrawals, or failing grades; and
  3. Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0; and
  4. Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in all music courses; and
  5. Successfully complete the Department of Music scholarship renewal audition each year of eligibility.
Click HERE to view scholarship audition performance criteria.