Music Scholarships

The MTSU School of Music provides merit scholarships to musically gifted and academically talented students. All auditioning students are considered for music scholarships. Those who audition by February 24, 2024 receive priority consideration for music scholarships for Fall 2024 admission. Scholarship offers are based on a successful audition, academic acceptance to MTSU, recommendation by the appropriate faculty, and recommendation by the Scholarship Committee. Students must meet continuing eligibility requirements to maintain the School of Music award.

  • Students must be academically admitted to MTSU before a music scholarship may be offered.
  • MTSU requires completion and submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for full consideration of need‐based financial aid and merit awards.
  • Out‐of‐state students may qualify for one of several tuition assistance programs, each of which require acceptance to the School of Music and academic admission to MTSU with a specific grade point average and ACT score.

Music majors and non-music majors are eligible to receive a music scholarship. Please complete your application here. APPLY

ACADEMIC AWARDS: MTSU offers significant aid based on academic skills. The firm application deadline for most MTSU academic awards is December 1, including guaranteed academic scholarships. Please visit for more information.

REGIONAL SCHOLARS: MTSU’s Regional Scholars program allows select non-Tennessee resident students seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree who live within approximately 250 miles OR in a contiguous state and meet specific academic requirements to attend MTSU at a greatly reduced rate. Students must have a 25 on the ACT to qualify and attend full time (at least 12 hours).

ACADEMIC COMMON MARKET: Students from Arkansas and Delaware seeking to major in MUSIC INDUSTRY may qualify for in‐state tuition if accepted to MTSU and the School of Music. Contact

MTSU SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH: This website lists all of the scholarships available to MTSU students, including how to apply for each scholarship.

For more information, contact The School of music office at (615) 898-2469 or email