Individual Music Scholarships (A-G)

The following scholarship awards are available to undergraduate students in the Ball State School of Music:

A. Earl and Madeline C. Sites Music Scholarship
The recipient must be attending Ball State with a major in an undergraduate music program. Candidates should show promise for outstanding music potential at Ball State. The first preference for granting the scholarship is worthy and/or needy Delaware County students only.

Arthur D. Hill Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Recipients must have--or in the case of an incoming freshman, anticipate having--full-time status at Ball State. Recipients must be accepted to the School of Music and major in or intend to major in music education and must have as his or her major or minor instrument one of the orchestral strings (violin, viola, cello, or double bass). Recipients must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or better. The Arthur Hill Scholar must already be a recipient of another School of Music scholarship. Eligible students must prepare written statements that answer questions about their goals as they pertain to string music education. The scholarship is renewable.

Ball State-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships
Students must have PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test finalist status and indicate Ball State as their first college choice. The scholarship is renewable.

Ball State Young Artists in Music Scholarships
These awards are based on musical quality, leadership potential, and academic promise. Consideration of the School of Music's artistic requirements may be taken into account. At least one recipient shall always be entitled to the Robert Hargreaves Award in recognition of Dr. Hargreaves' years of dedicated and tireless service to the Ball State School of Music and the high musical standards he espoused. Anyone under 25 at the time of application is eligible to apply. Applicants must be eligible for admission to Ball State, and this award may only be used for full-time undergraduate registration in a music major curriculum at Ball State. Awards are made on a year-to-year basis, normally continued for four years; however, recipients are subject to annual review by the director of the School of Music, and renewals are not automatic.

Barbara A. Manford Scholarship
The recipient must be a full-time music major with voice as the primary instrument.

Bernard O. Pressler Memorial
This scholarship is awarded to student trombonists only.

Betty I. Boggs School of Music Fund
The recipient must maintain a 2.75 overall grade point average, continue to make good progress in the studio and ensemble (as determined by the respective applied faculty member), and perform a senior recital (minimum).

Brian Minor Music Scholarship
The recipient must attend Ball State in an applied music program and must have chosen saxophone as the major instrument. Candidates must already be academically outstanding students at Ball State or at another music school (but coming to Ball State), and they should show promise-—exhibiting musical insight as well as the necessary drive-—to develop into an artist-performer. The scholarship is limited to no more than full tuition for the academic year, although it may be renewed yearly until the baccalaureate degree is completed. The student cannot receive another School of Music scholarship award covering the same period.

Carole Herriott (Muncie Symphony League) Scholarship
The recipient must be a piano major, enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at Ball State with at least sophomore standing, and have an overall grade point average of 3.0, with 3.5 in the major. Students must supply two written recommendations from faculty members; one of these must be a Ball State piano instructor. Financial need will be a consideration.

Composition/Theory Scholarship
Students must be majoring in music composition.

Donna Gilkison Music Scholarship
This award provides financial assistance to a music major. Criteria will be determined.

Elizabeth E. Meloy Scholarship
The recipient must attend Ball State full-time. A 3.0 grade point average is required. The student must be a major in organ or church music, or be a member of Mu Phi Epsilon who has rendered outstanding achievement or service to the organization. The scholarship is renewable if criteria are met.

Eugene and Marjorie Fuller Memorial Fund
The recipient must be attending Ball State with a major in an undergraduate music program. Candidates should show promise for outstanding music potential at Ball State.

F. Earl Dunn Senior Band Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a senior member of the Ball State bands who aspires to become a school band director.

Fine Arts Scholarship
The recipient must have and maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

Goodwin Estate Scholarship
This scholarship provides assistance for students of the arts.
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