Show us your talent in music

Do you play an instrument or participate in a music ensemble? Hamline’s Music Scholarship is designed to support students who have a demonstrated interest in and aptitude for music performance. This scholarship provides up to $5,000 and can be renewed for three years if you meet the eligibility requirements. You don’t need to be a music major to apply—we’re looking for talented musicians from diverse backgrounds. Read on to find out how to get a music scholarship at Hamline.

That said, if you’re hoping to study music at Hamline University, we’re excited to tell you more. The Department of Music is dedicated to educating the future generation of musicians and performers. From theory and composition to improvisation, you’ll develop a musical foundation for life.

Music scholarship application

  • To apply for the scholarship, you’ll log in using the same email address and password that you used for your admission application account. 
  • If you have forgotten your password, select “Forgot your password?” and follow the instructions.

Apply for the scholarship

Music scholarship criteria

Wondering how to get a music scholarship if you’re eligible to apply? Students have to submit their admission materials and receive an offer of admission to Hamline before applying for any departmental scholarships. The Music Scholarship is open to any student who participates in a musical ensemble, regardless of major.

Applicants will be reviewed based on their ensemble work, music-related coursework, and history of performing and taking private lessons. Scholarship finalists will then be invited to audition for music faculty.

To maintain Hamline's music scholarship annually, students must:

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Participate in a music ensemble
  • Enroll in either private music lessons or music classes

For answers to any questions, call the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 800-753-9753 or 651-523-2207, or email

Music scholarship: application deadlines


Time frame Student type Deadline
Spring  Transfer January 15
February audition First year February 1
Fall  Transfer July 1