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. The deadline for this is February 15. If you have questions prior to applying contact the Music Office.

UAF Financial Aid


Scholarship Criteria & Procedures


In order to be considered for a Department of Music (all of the below except the Fairbanks Symphony Scholarship) the applicant must be enrolled as a full-time music major or have applied for admission to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, with music as the declared major.

To be considered for a Fairbanks Symphony Scholarship, the applicant must be a full-time student (not necessarily a music major) and must be accepted into the Fairbanks Symphony. Students will be asked to assist with such tasks as orchestra set-up and will be expected to play in all concerts as needed.


Application Requirements

All scholarship applicants are required to submit the following:


Include a performance through a digital upload service such as YouTube or Google Drive, or a DVD if electronic upload is not an option. The performance in the video should include two contrasting works displaying both technical and musical abilities.

Please include a letter of intent that describes what you hope to accomplish by receiving a scholarship from the UAF Music Department.
Two are required; one should be from a music teacher.
High school and college transcripts are required for all incoming freshman and transfer students.




All applications, performance links, transcripts, and letters of recommendation must be submitted by March 1 for Music Department scholarships and April 15 for Fairbanks Symphony awards. Unless all materials are present, the application will not be considered.

Submit using our Google Form linked below. Alternately, complete application materials can be sent to:

Music Department Scholarships
Subject line: Music Scholarship
Scholarship Chairperson
UAF Department of Music
PO Box 755660
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775-5660
Fairbanks Symphony Scholarships
Fairbanks Symphony Association
PO Box 82104
Fairbanks, AK 99708
Student playing a string bass

Department of Music Scholarships


The following scholarships are available to music majors during each academic year. Awards are made in late spring for the following academic year. Read carefully, as the requirements for each award differ.


Eligibility: 2.0 GPA; Promising music student; Full-time only.
Eligibility: 2.0 GPA; Majoring in music, preferably stringed instrument; Full-time only.
Eligibility: 2.0 GPA; Majoring in Music Education; One award to low strings student, one award to upper strings student; May be awarded to Music Performance student if two Music Education awards are available.
Eligibility: 3.0 GPA; Majoring in music; Full or part-time.
Eligibility: 2.0 GPA; Majoring in music.
Eligibility: 2.0 GPA; Majoring in music; Part or full-time; Demonstrating motivation, potential and/or leadership.
Eligibility: 2.0 GPA; Junior or Senior music student; Full time; Preference Music Education; Demonstrating motivation, strong academics and/or leadership.
Eligibility: 2.0 GPA; Soph./Jr./Sr./Grad; Financial need.
Eligibility: 2.0 GPA; Undergrad or grad; Full time; Demonstrating motivation, strong academics and/or leadership.
Eligibility: 2.0 GPA; Incoming Freshman; Audition or live audition required.


There may be other awards available, depending upon funding. Please contact the UAF Music Office, 907-474-7555,


Other Scholarships

The Fairbanks Symphony Association also provides a limited number of awards for participants in the Symphony. Student instrumentalists interested in applying for these awards must be a full-time student, but not necessarily a Music Major, and must be accepted in the Fairbanks Symphony. Please submit a Scholarship Application Form, two letters of recommendation, at least one from a music teacher, and a CD, DVD or online music link that includes two contrasting works to the address below. The application deadline is April 15th:Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra
PO Box 82104
Fairbanks, AK 99708For further information visit,Fairbanks Symphony websiteor call 907-474-5733.
This award is given through the UAF College of Liberal Arts. More information on the grant and how to apply can be found  here.
These loans are restricted to applicants who have been Alaska residents for at least two years immediately prior to applying. For further information and application forms, contact:Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, 907-465-2962 or 800-441-2962.
For more information:UA Scholars website, 907-474-5105.



UAF students

Did you know?


CLA has been the beneficiary of some truly generous gifts from alumni, friends, former professors and staff and other donors. The College of Liberal Arts has many scholarships to offer, from department-specific to college-wide. Why don't you see if there's another here for you?



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