The Scott Bennett Memorial Guitar Scholarship was created to honor the memory, multiple talents and dedication of former MI student (GIT 1986) Scott Bennett. The scholarship will be awarded in Fall 2022 to a newly enrolling or currently enrolled student in the Associate of Arts in Performance (Guitar) program or Bachelor of Music in Performance (Guitar) program who demonstrates overall passion and stylistic diversity on the guitar in any genre(s).


For programs beginning SPRING 2023
Deadline is March 3rd, 2023


  • Award is $5,000.00 tuition credit applied to the first two quarters (or next contiguous quarter for current students) of the program ($2,500 per quarter).


    • Available to international students and U.S. citizens.
    • May only be applied to the Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Music in Performance (Guitar) Program. Other programs are not eligible.
    • Newly enrolling and currently enrolled/returning students are eligible.


  • Scholarship applicants must have submitted the Application for Admissions by the scholarship application deadline.
  • Awardee must maintain enrollment at 12 units (full time status) during the full length of award period. Failure to maintain enrollment and satisfactory academic progress in the program for the full duration of the scholarship will result in withdrawal of the award.
  • 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.


  • YouTube video URL: YouTube video of you performing three (3) songs in any genre on the electric and/or acoustic guitar. It is required that this include two (2) ensemble performances (live band or duo, and/or pre-recorded play-along tracks, or looper format); and one (1) unaccompanied guitar performance (No play-along tracks will be accepted for the solo piece).

Application Deadline
For programs beginning: SPRING 2023
Deadline is: March 3rd, 2023

Application Deadline
For programs beginning: SPRING 2023
Deadline is: March 3rd, 2023

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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