About our Scholarships

About our scholarships!

The School of Music and Dance annually provides over $400,000 in scholarship assistance to talented music majors. Scholarships are awarded at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Undergraduate scholarships range from small awards to full tuition.  Graduate assistantships are awarded to qualified students

For more information on undergraduate Scholarships, please contact Liza Rentschler in the School of Music and Dance.  Office (408) 924-4673.

For more information on graduate scholarships, please contact the Graduate Adviser Dr. Gordon Haramaki.

The Scholarship Application Form [pdf] can be filled out and returned to the School of Music and Dance. The Scholarship Application Form [pdf] can be mailed to the address at the bottom of the form or email the form to music@sjsu.edu.


Qualifications for Scholarships

  1. Applicants must be regularly enrolled undergraduate students (current or transfer) or graduate students.
  2. Applicants must be enrolled at least half-time (6 undergraduate or 4 graduate units per semester).
  3. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
  4. The recipient of the scholarship must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above each semester in order to retain the award.
  5. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding musical and technical ability and high academic achievement.

 A complete list of the available sponsored scholarships can be found here.