Linfield Music Scholarship

$2,000–$6,000Award Amount
2Number of Awards
2/15/2023Submission Deadline

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The Music Department of Linfield University created two scholarships, the Music Participation Awards of $2,000 and the Music Achievement Awards for music majors and minors, ranging from $5,000 to $6,000 to recognize and provide financial assistance to students who show outstanding promise in music annually. Applicants must have applied for admission to Linfield University.

Applicants, whether majoring in music or not, are welcome to apply for any of the two available scholarships as long as they demonstrate an interest in music by participating in performances, show talent, and receive the department’s recommendation. Interested students are asked to either audition in person or send a CD/DVD by February 15, each year.

Those majoring or minoring in music will be considered for any of the two available scholarships, whereas those from other fields that show music talent will only be considered for the Music Participation Awards. Linfield University is a private university founded in 1858 and located in McMinnville, Oregon. The school provides a variety of academic programs across business, arts, and sciences to prepare students for a successful life in the world.

Key Information of Linfield Music Scholarship

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Linfield University

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Linfield Music Scholarship Timeline

December 2022

Application Opening Date

Applications open on December 1.

February 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on February 15.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: Undergraduate – Postgraduate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: Any
  • Geographic Eligibility: Oregon
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Special Project
  • Video Submission
  • Recommendation letters

How to ace the Linfield Music Scholarship


Prepare for an in-person audition

All Linfield Music Scholarships require an in-person audition or a submission (in some cases) to determine the winner of the scholarship. Start early to prepare for the audition so you can give your best performance.


Fill out the online application form

To be considered for any of the scholarships, you have to fill out and submit an online scholarship application form. Submit the form before the deadline day.


Make use of your laptop

If you’re recommended for a virtual audition, you should use your laptop and not your smartphone for the event. Ensure your device’s screen is large enough for you to discern music notation.


Email all necessary materials

For your application to be complete, you’re to email copies of music, scores, recordings, résumé, and recommendation letters to the email provided by the university department.

How the Linfield Music Scholarship is Judged

Eligible applicants will be judged based on their performance in their in-person audition or the contents of their audio/video submissions.

Why We Love the Linfield Music Scholarship


The scholarship is renewable

The scholarship recognizes the musical talent of students and rewards the most outstanding with educational assistance for the first eight semesters of their program.


Students in non-music programs can apply

Students, not intending to major or minor in music, can apply for a Linfield Music Scholarship.


Other awards available to the first year

As a first-year student at Linfield University, you can apply for the Linfield Scholarship Visit Weekend Awards, the Music Achievement Awards, or the Music Participation Awards.

5 Facts About Linfield Music Scholarship


Applicants’ financial situation is not considered

The Linfield Music Scholarship is given irrespective of an applicant’s financial situation. You don't need a FAFSA report.


The scholarships provide financial assistance

These scholarships provided by the music department support the students’ dream of enrolling in a music program.


Indications for special awards

The Linfield Scholarship Visit Weekend Awards are strictly by invitation only. Only those selected for the exam are to fill out the application form. To be considered, submit a Common Application and all other required materials once the scholarship applications open.


Condition for the Music Achievement Awards

The Music Achievement Awards are available only to students on the McMinnville campus. The scholarship will not be replaced if a student moves to the Portland campus.


Condition for non-music students

Students, who are neither music majors nor minors, can apply for the Music Participation Awards only. Other scholarships are for students in music programs.

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