Music Scholarships

How to Apply for Music Scholarship

Music Scholarship Application Deadline: March 2, 2017

The first round of applicants will be notified by March 2, 2017. If there are still scholarships available after the first round, the department will review additional applicants until all scholarships are awarded.

You will need:

  1. A scholarship interest essay explaining your interest in music and why you should receive a scholarship from the Music Department.
  2. The names of 2 people we may contact for references. This would include your most recent music teacher and someone who knows your musical skills, such as a church music director or band director. Your references should not be anyone related to you.
  3. Record an audition. Be prepared to perform two or three pieces from the standard literature for your instrument or voice that demonstrates your musicality and technical skill. Please select works that have contrasting styles - fast and technical; slow and lyrical. Each piece should generally be by memory and be between 3 and 10 minutes each, with preference given to memorized works (accompanist may use music). You may submit your recorded auction as MP4 (video).
  4. The Scholarship application. Download and fill out. Please include your full mailing address on the address line.

All documents and recording must be returned at the same time via e-mail to

Or send hardcopy to:
Music Department
Pacific Union College
1 Angwin Avenue
Angwin, CA 94058

Expectations of Recipient: It is understood that if you receive a scholarship you expected to be in a PUC Music Department ensemble that includes your area of musical expertise and to support the Music Department programs. Additional service of scholarship recipients (such as participation in recruiting activities, church presentations, etc.) may be requested by the college from time to time. The scholarship is for the entire year, so one third of it will be applied to your bill each quarter. If you accept financial aid from PUC, it is understood that there is a mutual commitment on the part of the recipient and PUC, which is bound as a member of the National Association of Schools of Music to its Code of Ethics. Therefore, you agree that after May 1 of the calendar year of matriculation you will not consider any other offer from an institutional member of the NASM for the 2017-2018 academic year except with the express written consent of the PUC Music Department Chair.