Department of Music

Financial Aid

There are many scholarship opportunities for music students at UAF. The first step in the scholarship process is to visit the UAF Financial Aid website and begin the paperwork process. If you have questions prior to applying contact the Music Office.

Financial aid for music students

The following scholarships are available to music majors during each academic year. Awards are made in late spring for the following academic year. Students who are recipients of these awards are required to be registered as a full-time student majoring in music, maintain at least a 3.00 GPA. and participate in ensembles at the discretion of the music faculty.

Fejes Music Scholarship Award

Eligibility: open to all music majors with a preference given to string players

Stipend: varies from a $500 minimum

Criteria: UAF music majors both incoming and returning (in good standing), with exceptional performance ability and achievement. Recipients must complete the full year of study as a music major. Scholarship is renewable.

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Glenmede String Scholarships

Eligibility: for music majors, performing on stringed instruments (available for other instruments, but on lower priority)

Stipend: $500 to $1,000

Criteria: UAF music majors both incoming and returning (in good standing); exceptional performance ability and achievement. Recipients must complete the full year of study as a music major. Scholarship is renewable.

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UAF String Scholarships

Eligibility: principally for string music majors, but occasionally available for other instruments, but on a lower priority.

Stipend: varies from a $500 minimum

Criteria: UAF music majors, playing stringed instruments and in good standing are eligible to apply

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University Tuition Waiver

Eligibility: for incoming freshman or transfer music major

Stipend: first year tuition waiver (amount varies depending on number of credit hours taken)

Criteria: demonstrated talent in performance and in academics. Recipients must complete the full year of study as a music major. Grant is not renewable.

Deadline: students must submit completed Talent Award application to the Admissions Counseling Office by March 1.

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Music Department Friends of Music Scholarships

Eligibility: for outstanding music majors

Stipend: variable

Criteria: UAF music majors both incoming and returning (in good standing); exceptional performance ability and achievement. Recipients must complete the full year of study as a music major. Scholarship is renewable.

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Pearl Berry Boyd Fellowship

Eligibility: full-Time UAF undergraduate or graduate student in good standing

Stipend: $2,000

Criteria: demonstrated motivation and academic and leadership potential. Fellowship is not renewable.

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Recipients of Music Department scholarships, fee waivers, and grants must maintain full-time academic loads as music majors for the term of the awards. The deadline for application is March 15 for those applications made through the Music Department.

The Fejes, Glenmede, Pearl Berry Boyd, and String Scholarship applications are made through the UAF Foundation, and their deadline for application must be met.

For an application to be considered complete, the following items are required:

  1. a completed application form (available from the Department of Music).
  2. two letters of recommendation, with at least one from a music teacher.
  3. a cassette audition tape to include at least two contrasting works which display applicant's technical and musical abilities.
  4. all previous high school and college transcripts.

Applicants for the other awards described above must send each of the following items to:

Chair, Scholarship Committee,
Department of Music,
University of Alaska Fairbanks ,
Fairbanks AK 99775-5660 .

The Fairbanks Symphony Association also provides a limited number of awards for participants in the Symphony. Student instrumentalists interested in applying for these awards should write to:

President of the Board
Fairbanks Symphony Association
PO Box 82104
Fairbanks AK 99708 .

There are a number of other types of financial aid available to eligible UAF students. One of the most significant is the Alaska Student Loan program. These loans are restricted to applicants who have been Alaska residents for at least two years immediately prior to applying. Undergraduates may borrow up to $6,000 per year and graduates up to $7,000. For further information and application forms, application must be made to

The Division of Student Financial Aid
Alaska Post-Secondary Commission
Pouch FP
Juneau , AK 99811