In addition to a generous array of academic scholarships and awards based on financial need, the Department of Music annually awards nearly $200,000 in talent scholarships to students in music and dance who show exceptional talent as performers and composers. Department of Music scholarships are awarded on the basis of achievement and potential in music and dance performance (by audition).
For information about academic scholarships and need-based aid scholarships, contact the director of Grand Valley's Office of Financial Aid, (616) 331-3234.
For an overview of music scholarships available, click here.
For more information on dance scholarships, prospective students are invited to contact Professor Shawn Bible at (616) 331-3487, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on the Rebecca Volgesang Memorial Scholarship in Dance, click here.
For a comprehensive university-wide listing of scholarships available to students, please go to www.gvsu.edu/scholarships.
Opportunities for employment through the Department of Music include student aides, ensemble librarians, student supervisors, studio manager, and more. Check with ensemble directors for further information relative to these employment opportunities.
Most of these and additional employment opportunities are available through the Federal Work-Study Program, and the opportunies are generous to those who qualify. (Qualification is based upon need.) The Department of Music engages a number of students under this program, but assignment is made from the Financial Aid Office in the Student Services Building. The Music Department Coordinator, Charlyn Worthem, can provide information about opportunities under this program. (These opportunities are available to dance students and music students.) Phone 616-331-3484 or email email@example.com.
Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Numerous music scholarships are available this year from the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. For more information please click here.
Page last modified November 29, 2011