Music for All Scholarships

Music for All’s efforts to create, provide, and expand positively life-changing experiences include awarding a number of scholarships each year. For more information about MFA’s scholarships, follow the links below or contact the MFA Development Department at 317-636-2263 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Scholarships for the Summer Symposium:

L.J. Hancock Summer Symposium Scholarships – Honoring the life and work of L.J. Hancock (1952-2002), these scholarships benefit individual students with financial need who are interested in attending the Music for All Summer Symposium. It is the intent of The Music for All Foundation to provide scholarships of at least $100, but not more than $270.

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Indianapolis Public Schools Summer Symposium Scholarships - Each year the generosity of individual and corporate donors allows MFA to extend the opportunity to attend MFA’s Summer Symposium to IPS students through full scholarships. Recipients are chosen by the staff and faculty of IPS Instrumental Music Programs. Contact David Newman, Indianapolis Public Schools, for more information.

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Mark Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund for Educators - The Music for All Foundation is grateful to the family of Mark Williams (1955-2008), educator, composer and beloved friend, for their generous gift to endow five (5) scholarships each year for the Music for All Summer Symposium. The scholarships were created to honor Mark's life and legacy and to provide a positively life-changing opportunity to educators who demonstrate financial need and wish to attend the Symposium to gain valuable professional development experiences.

The scholarships cover the tuition and fees as well as a travel stipend. Applications are due to Music for All by May 1, 2015.

  • One scholarship will be awarded to a collegiate, who plans to become a music educator. Click here to download the application.

  • Four scholarships will be awarded to current music educators interested in attending the Symposium. Click here to download the application.

Scholarships for students interested in becoming a music educator:

Marching Band Scholarships - The MFA Marching Band Scholarships honor graduating seniors who intend to major in music education in college. All applicants must be nominated by the directors of bands performing at the MFA Bands of America Grand National Championships. These one-time awards are made possible through generous gifts from the following MFA friends and sponsors:

  • Fred J. Miller Family ($1,000 Fred J. Miller Family Scholarship)
  • Yamaha Corporation of America ($1,000 Yamaha Scholarship)

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William D. Revelli Scholarship - This $1,000 one-time scholarship honors a graduating senior nominated by the directors of invited ensembles and the directors of students invited to participate in the MFA Honor Ensembles performing at the Music for All National Festival. Recipients must intend to pursue a degree in music education.

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Other Scholarship Opportunities and Resources

The following scholarship opportunities are not sponsored or administered by Music for All. The opportunities are listed as a resource to aid in your own research. Students interested in any of the scholarships listed below should consult each organization directly. Music for All cannot provide application support to students for these awards and cannot confirm the availability of funding for any of these awards.

Students who wish to major in music or music education in college are also encouraged to pursue scholarship support from Music for All’s partners, university music departments, and other music education organizations. See below for a list of scholarship opportunities.

Butler University School of Music – Dean's Scholarship

Butler University and Music for All are proud to announce the development of a new and exciting strategic partnership. As part of this partnership, the Butler University School of Music is pleased to announce the opportunity for current high school juniors, who participate in the Music for All National Festival in March 2015, to audition for two woodwind Dean’s Scholarships. Scholarships will be half to full tuition!

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Other Resources

ASCAP Foundation

Children’s Music Workshop – Music Education Online


Percussive Arts Society

Winter Guard International

Indiana Colleges and Universities

Ball State University

Bethel College

Butler University

DePauw University

Franklin College

Goshen College

Hanover College

Huntington University

Indiana State University

Indiana University-Bloomington

Indiana Wesleyan University

Manchester College

Marian University

Saint Joseph’s College

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

Saint Mary’s College

Taylor University

Trine University

University of Evansville

University of Indianapolis

University of Notre Dame

University of Saint Francis

University of Southern Indiana

Valparaiso University

Wabash College