Musicians Institute offers the MI Development Scholarship to newly enrolling students in order to encourage the educational development of musicians and music industry professionals.


  • Available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.
  • Based on demonstrated financial need as well as academic history.
  • May be applied to any Musicians Institute Certificate or Degree program (MI Select and Select Express are not eligible).
  • Applicant must be accepted into a qualified program.


  • Scholarship applicants must apply to a program at MI and have submitted the Admissions Application to be considered for a scholarship.
  • Complete applications must be received by scholarship due date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • The total scholarship amount will be divided by the total number of quarters in the particular program and credited toward each quarter’s tuition in equal amounts for as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress.
  • Scholarships are non-transferable, and may not be applied to any person, program or start date other than the one for which it was awarded.
  • Applicant must have completed federal financial aid application by the appropriate due date.


1. One-Page Essay

  • Explaining why you should be considered for the MI Development Scholarship.
  • You may include your musical background, aspirations, financial situation, or any other factors that you consider relevant.

2. Copy of Official Transcript

  • A copy of your official high school or college transcript.
  • A minimum of 24 semester units or 36 quarter credits is required for college transcripts.

3. Copy of Tax Return

  • A copy of your tax return or other income verification for the previous year.
  • If 24 years of age or younger, a copy of parents’ tax return is also required.

4. Musicians Institute Acceptance Letter

  • Welcome Letter or Acceptance Letter from the Musicians Institute Admissions Department 


  • Scholarship Amount: $1000 – $2000 Per Term
  • Length: Length of Program
  • Contact your admissions advisor or email admissions@mi.edu for more details and assistance.
  • Please apply with the link below. Scholarship applications will only be accepted through this page.


  • First round of review: Thursday week 6 (11/17/2022)
  • Second round of review: Thursday, Week 11 (12/22/2022)
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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