Admitted students who meet the minimum criteria for scholarship consideration are sent a letter from the Office of Admissions informing them of application procedures for meritorious scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to resident and non-resident students who meet the minimum academic credentials. Criteria for consideration: combined SAT score of at least 1250 with minimum verbal score 600 or a minimum ACT of 29; and at least a 3.25 high school GPA. Additional students whose profiles warrant selection, but who lack one of the criteria will be documented and approved by the Dean of Admissions.
Transfer students from Maryland community Colleges may also be eligible to compete for academic scholarships. These individuals normally enter with junior standing, have attained at least a 3.5 GPA, and must enter Salisbury University during a fall semester.
Students receiving meritorious awards must maintain a 3.3 GPA for continuance.
Admitted Fine Arts students specializing in either music, theater, art or dance who demonstrate an exemplary talent, who meet all academic criteria, or who may lack one or more criteria, or those who demonstrate leadership qualities may also be eligible for scholarship opportunities.
Procedure: Admitted Fine Arts students wishing to be considered for meritorious scholarship opportunities must also audition or present portfolios prior to March 1st. Based on an exemplar audition/portfolio review, the department chair will notify the Dean of Admissions in writing prior to the March 1st deadline of individuals who may be candidates in the Fine Arts.
For further information regarding meritorious scholarships contact: The Office of Admissions, Salisbury University, 1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury MD 21801-6860, (410) 543-6161.
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Established in 1992 as a performance-based scholarship, the Nettie C. Bentley Scholarship is awarded to admitted students who are enrolled as candidates for the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree and are maintaining all course sequences in music. Criteria for consideration: Exemplar audition or jury performance, evidence of academic achievement, a 500 word essay of career goals, and two letters of recommendation. Students may reapply annually. Materials must be submitted to the Office of the Department of Music prior to January 13, 2012.
For further information regarding the Nettie C. Bentley Music Scholarship, contact the Department of Music, Salisbury University, 1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury MD, 21801-6860, (410) 543-6385.
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The Music Department Award is presented to honor a Music or Music Education senior degree candidate who demonstrates his or her musicianship through some outstanding performance contribution, superior academic achievement, and exemplification of superior personality and character traits in his or her campus conduct. The award will consist of placing the students name on a permanent plaque displayed in the Department of Music, a cash award, and a copy of The Harvard Dictionary of Music.
The following criteria will assist the faculty of the Department of Music in making the annual selection:
The candidate must be a senior degree candidate to graduate at either mid-year or Spring commencement.
The candidate must be recognized for outstanding musicianship.
The candidate must have made some outstanding contribution in either ensemble or solo performance.
The candidate must have maintained an over-all grade point average of 3.0 or better.
The candidate must have made contributions to the life and activities of the Department of Music.
The candidate must exemplify desirable personality and character traits in his/her campus conduct.
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Presented to honor a degree candidate music major who has demonstrated outstanding musicianship by outstanding recital performance and academic achievement.
The award will consist of a check in the amount of $150.00 and a copy of The Harvard Dictionary of Music.
The following criteria will be used in selecting the candidate for this award:
A minimum of 3.0 GPA after three (3) semesters is required.
Demonstrated outstanding musicianship in either solo or ensemble performance.
Each February the University Center Director and the Chair of the Department of Music will appoint a committee of three (3) faculty members to determine the recipient of this award.
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Join a music ensemble, have some fun and perhaps win a scholarship!
The Fulton School of Liberal Arts is offering as many as fifteen $200 scholarships each semester to students wanting to have some fun singing or playing their instrument in a music ensemble. The Department of Music currently has five large ensembles to choose from and they are open to any student with prior musical experience. What better way can you continue your music studies than by joining one of these groups, receiving University credit and perhaps winning a scholarship all at the same time?
Vocal ensembles include the University Chorale (MUSA 100), an ensemble of mixed voices who meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. and the Musical Theatre Workshop (MUSA 104) that meets every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Instrumental ensembles include the Symphony Orchestra (MUSA 105) that meets every Sunday evening from 7:00 – 9:45 p.m., the Wind Ensemble (MUSA 107) that meets every Monday evening from 7:00 – 9:45 p.m. and the Jazz Ensemble & Improvisation (MUSA 102) that meets every Wednesday evening from 7:00 – 9:45 p.m.
All majors from any discipline are eligible for these scholarships provided they agree to remain enrolled in the course and complete all requirements for the duration of the semester. Winners will be decided based on an audition. Students interested in applying should contact the Department of Music at 410-543-6385.
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The Thomas G. Elliot Scholarship will be awarded to students who are accepted or previously enrolled at Salisbury University. The awards are made on the basis of talent and are renewable for up to four years. All students must audition with the conductor of the orchestra and the orchestra player’s committee. Students from all majors are invited to apply.
All students accepting this scholarship award must meet the following criteria:
Be a full time student at Salisbury University
Play and be enrolled in the orchestra for credit each semester
Maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0
Incoming freshman should have an overall grade point average of 3.0 in their senior year of high school
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The criteria for the William M. Folger Scholarship Program are as follows:
At present the amount awarded each semester is $500.
The William M. Folger Scholarship was created in the name of the current Director of Choral Studies at Salisbury University. An anonymous donor made the initial endowment to start the scholarship program to recognize Dr. Folger’s effort and dedication in bettering the music programs at Salisbury University. At present, the Folger Scholarship, instituted in June 2005, awards $500 each semester to a student participating in the University Chorale, one of five major performing ensembles in the Department of Music. The scholarship is awarded by audition by the Director of Choral Studies and with the approval of the Dean of the Fulton School of Liberal Arts. Eligible students must be from any major of study, participate in the University Chorale during the semester of the award, and complete the audition process.
The William M. Folger Scholarship Program continues to grow with donor contributions annually. The first two recipients of the Folger Scholarship are Jordan Nichols, fall 2005 and Ruth Glagola, spring 2006.
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