School of Music Scholarships
All students must fill out an application, whether for renewal or for a new scholarship, in order to be considered for support. Failure to comply may result in forfeiture of scholarship support. The appropriate applications are available at the Music Office and must be completed by the posted deadlines. Scholarship support for each music student is reviewed each semester of the year.
All forms of financial aid are intended primarily to underwrite the education of the student. Criteria followed in awarding a School of Music Scholarship include academic excellence and musicianship. Students requiring additional financial underwriting and assistance due to serious financial need should apply at the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid.
Students awarded a School of Music Scholarship should expect half the amount of the total annual award to be applied to the tuition for each academic semester. Exceptions to this procedure are rare and are authorized by the Director of the School of Music on a case-by-case basis.
As policy, the UNL School of Music typically provides music scholarship support for not more than 8 semesters for first-time-in-college (FTIC) BA and BM students and not more than 10 semesters for FTIC BME majors. UNL music students who cannot complete their degrees in 8 (or 10) semesters are encouraged strongly to inquire with the UNL Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for additional financial help. The deadline for application is March 1 of any academic year. The Office website is located at http://www.unl.edu/scholfa/.
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