• January 31: Audition and application deadline for the undergraduate Dare to Dream scholarship consideration (our full-tuition music scholarship)
  • April 1: Regular audition and application deadline for two other types of scholarships:
    • Ensemble Performance Scholarships (available for members of our choir, band & orchestra -more info on them is below)
    • Graduate Student Scholarships (more info below)


1. Dare to Dream Scholarship

Click here to read more about requirements for the Dare to Dream scholarship available for prospective undergraduate students.

To complete your Dare to Dream application, upload your audition recordings and documents here*** (if you have trouble uploading, please contact Dr. Graves).

The Dare to Dream Scholarship is a full tuition scholarship awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional ability and/or skills that will significantly impact the Andrews University campus community.

2. Ensemble Performance Scholarships

Ensemble Performance Scholarships are available on a selective basis for members (undergraduate or graduate) of the any of the ensembles. To be eligible for a performance scholarship, students must complete an application process, audition and match the needs of the ensemble(s). Recipients do not have to be a music major to receive this scholarship. This scholarship is not part of the Andrews Partnership Scholarship so it can be stacked in addition to an APS scholarship. The deadline for the application is April 1; however, if you miss this date, you may still apply for any remaining funds. Please send all application materials directly to: 

Dr. Denisse Santos (Wind Symphony)

Professor Stephen Zork (University Singers)

Dr. Marc Elysee (Symphony Orchestra)

3. Graduate Student Scholarships

  • Graduate Tuition Reduction

o Available to graduate music majors
o Tuition reductions vary from 10%-50%
o To apply:

  • All graduate music students are required to take the Graduate Entrance Exams in Music
  • Students who score well on the exams are eligible for tuition reduction
  • Students may also earn tuition reduction based on GRE scores (not required). Contact the AU School of Graduate Studies for details.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantships & Graduate Scholarships

o Available to graduate music students
o Assistantships vary up to $5000 per year
o Scholarship amounts vary according to need and availability
o All incoming graduate students who complete admission by April 1 are automatically considered