Musicianship Scholarships are available to new and current 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.


  • Available to International Students and US Citizens.
  • May be applied to Certificate or Degree in Guitar, Bass, Vocal, Drum, or Keyboard Performance programs or Degree in Music Composition program. (MI Select and MI Select Express programs are not eligible.)
  • Available to newly enrolled students only.


  • Scholarship applicants must apply to a program at MI and have submitted the Admissions Application to be considered for a scholarship. 
  • 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 a 2.75 GPA.
  • 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.


1. One-Page Essay

  • Describing yourself and why you should be considered for this scholarship.
  • You may include your musical background, aspirations or any other factors that you consider relevant.

2. YouTube Video URL Which must contain

  • 3 performances: 2 songs in 2 different styles in an ensemble setting (i.e. accompanied by at least one other live musician) and 1 solo piece.

3. 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 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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