SCHOLARSHIPS

MUSIC ARTIST SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Seymour Duncan Bass Scholarship

    The Seymour Duncan Bass Scholarship was created to honor innovative music legend Seymour Duncan and will be awarded in Fall 2017 to an intermediate or advanced student (U.S. or non-U.S. citizens) enrolling in the Associate of Arts in Performance (Bass) program who demonstrates overall outstanding musicianship, passion for the instrument and the potential for developing their own individual sound or unique voice on the instrument in any style or genre. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need.

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    President’s Award Bass Scholarship

    The President’s Award Bass Scholarship, was created to honor and acknowledge exceptional students (newly enrolling AA Bass Program students) who excel in any style or genre on their instrument and can clearly articulate their professional goals in the music industry.

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  • President’s Award Drum Scholarship

    The President’s Award Drum Scholarship, was created to honor and acknowledge exceptional students (newly enrolling AA Drum Program students) who excel in any style or genre on their instrument and can clearly articulate their professional goals in the music industry.

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    Evans Drum Scholarship

    Musicians Institute and Evans Drumheads have created the Evans Drum Scholarship to assist advanced, stylistically diverse drummers with their educational development.

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  • President’s Award DJ Program Scholarship

    The President’s Award DJ Program Scholarship, was created to acknowledge and support students (newly enrolling DJ Program students) who demonstrate the ability successfully blend and transition between tracks, and can clearly articulate their professional goals in the music industry as a DJ.

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  • Steve Vai Guitar Scholarship

    The Steve Vai Guitar Scholarship was created to honor innovative guitar legend Steve Vai and will be awarded to an intermediate or advanced student (US or non-US citizens) newly enrolling in the Associate of Arts in Performance (Guitar) program who demonstrates overall outstanding musicianship, and the potential for developing their own individual sound or unique voice on the instrument in any style or genre.

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    Seymour Duncan Guitar Scholarship

    The Seymour Duncan Guitar Scholarship was created to honor innovative music legend Seymour Duncan and will be awarded in Fall 2017 to an intermediate or advanced student (U.S. or non-U.S. citizens) enrolling in the Associate of Arts in Performance (Guitar) program who demonstrates overall outstanding musicianship, passion for the instrument and the potential for developing their own individual sound or unique voice on the instrument in any style or genre. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need.

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    Paul Reed Smith (PRS) Guitar Scholarship

    The PRS Guitar Scholarship was created to honor and exemplify innovative guitar legend Paul Reed Smith and will be awarded to an intermediate or advanced student who demonstrates (and embodies) innovation, experimentation and a high degree of sophistication on the instrument in any style or genre

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    D’Addario Guitar Scholarship

    The D’Addario Guitar Scholarship, sponsored by The D’Addario Music Foundation, is awarded each Fall and Spring to students to assist advanced, stylistically diverse guitarists with their educational development.

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    Melodic Soloing Scholarship

    The Melodic Soloing Scholarship was created to recognize and support the creative skills, talent, tone and taste required to play improvised melodic guitar solos in any style. The scholarship is generously funded by an MI Guitar Program alumnus (GIT class of 1980) and is provided to encourage and support the educational growth of a newly enrolling Associate of Arts (Guitar) program student. The scholarship is awarded every spring and fall to a newly enrolling student who demonstrates outstanding musicianship, and expresses their own unique melodic voice as a soloist on the instrument in any musical style.

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    Steve Robinson Metal of Honor Veterans Scholarship

    The Steve Robinson Metal of Honor Veterans Scholarship (sponsored by The Rockstar Mayhem Festival’s Metal of Honor Program) was created to directly encourage and support the educational growth of a newly enrolling US Military veteran (all branches) in the Associate of Arts in Performance (Guitar) Program at Musicians Institute.

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  • President's Award Keyboard Scholarship

    The President’s Award Keyboard Scholarship was created to honor and acknowledge exceptional students (newly enrolling AA Keyboard Program students) who excel in any style or genre on their instrument and can clearly articulate their professional goals in the music industry.

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  • President's Award Vocal Scholarship

    The President’s Award Vocal Scholarship, was created to honor and acknowledge exceptional students (newly enrolling AA Vocal Program students) who excel in any style or genre on their instrument and can clearly articulate their professional goals in the music industry.

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BACHELOR OF MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS

  • LA Breakfast Club Foundation Bachelor of Music Performance Scholarship

    The Bachelor of Music Performance Scholarship is sponsored by the LA Breakfast Club Foundation and will be awarded to an intermediate or advanced student newly enrolling in the Bachelor of Music in Performance Program (Contemporary Styles) who demonstrates outstanding skills in any genre.

    This scholarship is open to all instruments.

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  • Bachelor of Music Composition Scholarship

    The Bachelor of Music Composition Scholarship will be awarded to an intermediate or advanced student newly enrolling in the Bachelor of Music Composition Program who demonstrates the potential for developing outstanding skills as a composer in any genre.

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PRODUCTION SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Hosa Technology Audio Engineering Scholarship

    The Hosa Technology Audio Engineering Program Scholarship is provided to encourage and support the educational growth of a newly enrolling Audio Engineering Program student. The scholarship will be awarded to a new student enrolling in the MI Audio Engineering Program who clearly articulates their career goals in the music industry, as well as why they should be considered for the scholarship in a 500 word written essay.

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  • President’s Award IAP Scholarship

    The President’s Award IAP Scholarship, was created to honor and acknowledge exceptional students (newly enrolling IAP Program students) who can clearly articulate their professional goals in the music industry, and submit two songs that you have composed, produced, and arranged.

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INDUSTRY SCHOLARSHIPS

  • City National Bank Music Business Scholarship

    The City National Music Business Scholarship was created to recognize and support the professional aspirations of a newly enrolling Music Business Certificate Program student who can articulate their professional goals and demonstrates outstanding dedication to achieving a position in the music industry.

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    Universal Citywalk Hollywood Music Business Entrepreneur Scholarship

    The Universal Citywalk Hollywood Music Business Entrepreneur Scholarship was created to recognize and support the professional aspirations of a newly enrolling student who can articulate their professional goals and possesses outstanding dedication to achieving a position in the music industry.

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MI SCHOLARSHIPS

Development Scholarship

Development Scholarships are provided to encourage the educational growth of new students enrolled in a degree or certificate program. A minimum of twenty Development Scholarships are awarded each year.

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Hardship Scholarship

The MI Hardship Scholarship is awarded to qualified applicants who are currently enrolled in MI Certificate, AA Degree, or BM Degree programs and is based on verifiable financial need, current academic standing, and essay submission.

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Independent Artist Scholarship

Independent Artist Certificate Scholarships are available to applicants enrolling in the Independent Artist Certificate Program who demonstrate outstanding talent.

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International Musicians Merit Scholarship

International Musicians Merit Scholarships are available to new students enrolling in the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Composition, Associate of Arts, or Certificate in Performance Programs.

The scholarship is applicable for students enrolled in instrumental performance programs and composition only, and may not be transferred to a non-performance program emphases (Audio Engineering, Music Business, Independent Artist, Guitar Craft, or Film) within an AA or Bachelor degree.

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MI Alumni Scholarship

MI Alumni Scholarships are available to all students who have previously attended MI, have graduated or completed their course of study, and are enrolling in another program.

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Musicianship Scholarship

Musicianship Scholarships are available to new instrumental students enrolling in the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Composition, Associate of Arts, or Certificate in Performance Programs.

The scholarship is applicable for students enrolled in instrumental performance programs and composition only, and may not be transferred to a non-performance program emphases (Audio Engineering, Music Business, Independent Artist, Guitar Craft, or Film) within an AA or Bachelor degree.

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General Information for all MI Scholarships

1. Scholarship Amounts and Method of Award

  • Scholarships are awarded in the form of tuition credit only.
  • The total award amount will be determined after a review of your application.
  • The total award amount is divided by the number of quarters in your program and credited equally toward each quarter’s tuition (except MI Hardship Scholarship; which is a one-time award).

2. Application and Notification

  • MI Scholarships are available only to students enrolling in a new program. Before you may submit a scholarship application, you must have a Letter of Acceptance from MI’s Admission Department.
  • Scholarship applications are available from the Financial Aid Office or Admissions Department or by download from this site.
  • Completed applications submitted by the appropriate deadline will be reviewed and applicants will be notified of the results within two weeks after the deadline.

3. Other Information

  • All scholarships are non-transferable and may not be applied to any person, program, or start date other than those for which they were originally awarded.
  • Scholarship recipients who fail to meet minimum academic requirements during their enrollment will forfeit any remaining award balance (see scholarship applications for specific requirements).
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