AVAILABLE GUITAR SCHOLARSHIPS
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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