Guitar in itself is a mesmerizing instrument that helps elevate the mood of those around. It creates a different level of emotion and mood. Personally, I feel envious of the talented ones in guitar. Any kind of talent should be appreciated and supported. Scientifically, it augments the volume of the gray matter of the brain together with making the long-range connections even more powerful. The brain starts to function sharper to protect against mental disorders in the older age by listening to musical instruments. Guitar playing helps increase the quality of language, general life situations, and even management of stress and anxiety. It can help escape from serious issues in the mind and lead the mind through positive ways to personal achievement. When students who aspire to become guitarists are unable to move forward with their education, they have to be supported financially. Monetary help is provided as scholarships by various organizations.
1. ESP Rock Guitar Scholarship
The educational development of Rock guitar students at Musicians Institute at the AA or B.M. level is aimed at the ESP Rock Guitar Scholarship sponsored together by ESP Guitars. The aspiring students have to be an intermediate or advanced students enrolled in the Associate of Arts or Bachelor of Music in Performance (Guitar) program. They can be U.S. or non-U.S. citizens but should possess a stupendous musicianship quality with an intense passion towards the instrument and the prospective for developing their own individual sound or unique voice on the instrument in the Rock genre. The students who belong to the international category also can apply along with U.S. citizens. The amount can be taken towards the tuition credit of the initial two quarters and is complemented with a new ESP guitar.
Provided by: MI College of Contemporary Music
Eligibility: Associate of Arts or Bachelor of Music in Performance (Guitar)
Deadline: March 4, 2022
2. Rick Courtemanche Scholarship Award
The Rick Courtemanche Scholarship Award is dedicated to Rick Courtemanche, who had been a well-known faculty member of the GWP (Guitar Workshop Plus) family. He had been a kind-hearted soul with complete positivity and pleasant nature. He is being remembered with love and gratitude, and the award is to honor him. The award is provided every year to deserving applicants. The scholarship program is made possible with the help of other generous hearts like Fishman, LR Baggs, Roland, along with Guitar Workshop Plus. They give importance to music and related backgrounds. The students of all ages and backdrops get the opportunity to attend the program to know more about the finest musicians and educators in the music industry. Awards are selected depending on musicianship, reference letters, and financial need. Along with a completed application, they should also submit a Letter of intent affirming musical interests, musical goals, and motives for looking for a scholarship.
Provided by: The Guitar Workshop Plus
Deadline: Yet to be decided
3. Endowed Music Scholarship for Guitar
Several scholarships are provided for music lovers depending on their talent and abilities in music and related sectors confirmed through auditions. The details and features of these auditions are available on the website of the scholarship provider. Financial aid is extended by UTRGV, which takes place on the campus during the Spring semester. In order to apply for the scholarship, one should be enrolled in a full-time course related to music or should be a Music Major.
Provided by: UTRGV School of Music
Eligibility: Music major/ related sectors
4. Jim Altman Annual Guitar Scholarship
The guitar scholarship is in honor of Jim Altman, who was the younger brother of Michael Altman. He had been attending San Jose State University and loved music as his soul. The scholarship is a remembrance of Jim, which supports the students learning guitar who are in need of financial assistance. The applicant has to be a declared guitar performance major during the time of application. He /she should be an outstanding guitar performer and wish to continue studying. They have to be under the category of Junior or senior class status and should be ready to add classical in their programming. The GPA should be 2.5 in the fall and spring semesters.
Provided by: Metropolitan State University of Denver
Deadline: Yet to be decided
5. Joe Negri Jazz Guitar Award
The Duquesne University students who had been enrolled as an undergraduate or a graduate seeking a degree in the Mary Pappert School of Music to study jazz guitar together with possessing extraordinary musical and academic merit to get the eligibility for the Joe Negri Jazz Guitar Award, which is an endowment.
Provided by: Duquesne University
Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate
6. Ronald C. and Elizabeth-Ann Purcell Memorial Guitar Scholarship
The fellowship, which is a one-year student award along with a position of student assistant in the Library’s International Guitar Research Archives (IGRA), is what is detailed by Ronald C. and Elizabeth-Ann Purcell Memorial Guitar Scholarship. The Fellows are selected by the Purcell IGRA Fellowship Endowment Committee, which has members from the Library and Department of Music. The student assistant will have to collect materials in IGRA. The students to apply to have to be juniors, seniors, or graduate students in the Guitar program with at least a 3.0 GPA. The application should accompany an essay (the topic will be provided in the website link), employment history, and transcripts from CSUN and any other post-secondary schools. The students should also be full-time enrolled at CSUN and be committed to working at the library for an academic year. They should also be ready to work all through IGRA’s regular hours of functioning.
Provided by: California State University, Northridge (CSUN)
Eligibility: Juniors, seniors, and graduate
Deadline: Yet to be decided
7. Eurostrings Scholarships
Young and vibrant guitarists who are students and willing to continue with international education are identified and supported by Euro Strings. It helps them to facilitate participation in guitar competitions held internationally and masterclasses which mostly need a payment fee. This is intended to contribute towards the providing of international opportunities for young classical guitar players and to develop them to an international standard via vivid educational and training programs. The students who fall between the age group of 18 and 25 with lower financial backgrounds are mostly considered. Interested candidates have to be at a music school and should have undergone professional education for a minimum of 2 years, and a candidate can win only one scholarship.
Provided by: Euro Strings Co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of The European Union
8. The GMBS Music Scholarship Competition
The competition is scheduled in honor of Glenn Miller and the memory of music. High school seniors and college freshmen planning to take music seriously and continue with it in life for a career are the ones apt for the scholarship. The Glenn Miller festival conducted during the year 2022 welcomes 10 semi-finalists in vocal and instruments for the competition. Three persons get selected for the finals.
Provided by: Glenn Miller Birthplace Society
Eligibility: High school seniors and college freshmen
Deadline: Not yet decided
9. Affinity Plus Scholarship
The Affinity Plus Foundation has established support to aid students from Minnesota or members from Affinity Plus who are interested and related to the music domain. The field of study should be music business management, music education, customer service, or hospitality, along with the mainstream, including live event operations, production, and music engineering. The applicants have to be full-time Junior, or Senior admitted to an accredited college or university in the state of Minnesota. Those who are Affinity Plus member and is studying out-of-the-state in the fall semester also can apply. The students should be residing in the U.S. permanently and should maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Provided by: Music Forward Foundation
Eligibility: Full-time Junior or Senior,
Deadline: Applications open on Jan 17, 2022
10. Melodic Soloing Guitar Scholarship
The innovative and creative skills, talents, tone, and taste are recognized and acknowledged for providing the Melodic Soloing Scholarship. It motivates to play the improvised melodic guitar solos in any style. A student who is pursuing education based on AA or B.M. or M.M. Performance (Guitar) program is funded with educational support. The scholarship is delivered two times a year to those who are enrolled fresh and those who are currently studying guitar with exceptional musicianship. The students need to be allied with the Associate of Arts in Performance (Guitar) Program and who are international or U.S. citizens. There are certain rules and conditions to be taken care of after receiving the award, and it seems that the amount is non-transferable.
Provided by: Musicians Institute/ MI Guitar Program alumnus (GIT class of 1980)
Eligibility: AA, B.M., or M.M. (Guitar) students
Deadline: March 4th, 2022
11. Joe Bonamassa Blues Guitar Scholarship
The scholarship is an honorary one to the legendary Blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa in order to aid the students who are dreaming of growing as a Blues guitar student at MI. The Keeping, the Blues Alive Foundation, encourages the students in the sector to raise further. An intermediate or advanced student of AA or B.M. or M.M. Performance (Guitar) program will be provided with the scholarship in Spring 2022. They may be a student from the United States or maybe an international one.
The applicants must display a dazzling passion for turning into a musician on the whole, together with an ultimate enthusiasm for the instrument and the prospective for budding one’s personalized sound or inimitable voice on the instrument in the Blues genre. The amount provided as a scholarship can be used as a tuition credit for the initial section of the program. The specialization must be Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Performance (Guitar) Program. The Foundation has the sole responsibility of withdrawing the award amount if the academic progress of the winner does not seem to be satisfactory. The amount cannot be transferred and is not applied to a particular person or program but only for the specific program for which it is awarded. There is a checklist to be followed during the application, which includes a YouTube video URL of a YouTube video of the performance of three songs in the Blues genre on the electric and/or acoustic guitar. Certain other specific requirements are also needed, which are all briefed in the website link.
Provided by: MI College of Contemporary Music
Eligibility: Bachelor or Master of Music in Performance (Guitar) Program
Deadline is: March 4, 2022