The College of Musical Arts is proud to provide scholarship support for students. These scholarships are provided through the generosity of alumni and friends of BGSU. Awarding of the scholarships is based on a competitive process. The amount awarded reflects the wishes of the donor(s) and is dependent upon current and projected market conditions. Please email questions or concerns to CMAScholar@bgsu.edu.

  • This form must be completed electronically and submitted via email. Printed copies will not be accepted.
  • Please review the scholarship list carefully. There is one application for all scholarships.
  • If you are required to submit a paper, make sure that you attach it to the email submission with your application. Printed copies will not be accepted. Your paper must be sent electronically along with your completed scholarship application.
  • If you are required to submit a CD or video recording, please label it with your name and the name of the scholarship that the CD or video is for.
  • If financial aid is a requirement you must complete a FAFSA application to be considered for the scholarship.
  • You must be enrolled for the applicable academic year to be eligible for these awards.


Bernice R. Shanklin Music ScholarshipAny
Heidi Fern Clausius Master’s in Music ScholarshipAny
Paul F. and Thelma I. Leedy Senior ScholarshipAny
Dr. Barbara Allyen Lockard-Zimmerman Memorial ScholarshipVoice
Diane Inbody Pepple ScholarshipMuEd/Voice
Presser ScholarshipAny
Pro Musica Undergraduate Music ScholarshipAny
Pro Musica Graduate Music ScholarshipAny
Dr. Richard Kennell Music ScholarshipAny
Robert and Leona Fellers ScholarshipAny
Seann Flynn Lives Memorial ScholarshipPercussion
Richard S. James Memorial ScholarshipMuCT
E. Printy Arthur Jazz Studies AwardJazz
Bob Sebo Endowed Jazz Studies ScholarshipJazz
David “Dak” Melle Jazz FundJazz
Dorothy Robertson Christensen ScholarshipMuEd
Elfreda M. Rusher Music Education ScholarshipMuEd
Keith and Helene Dearborn ScholarshipMuEd
Misamore Marching Band ScholarshipMuEd
Sternberg Music Education ScholarshipMuEd
Otis and Lois Sonnenberg Vocal Music Education ScholarshipMuEd
Dr. Richard and Annette S. Ecker Award in Instrumental Music EducationMuEd
Warren Allen Vocal Talent AwardVoice
C. Elizabeth Cobb Memorial FundPiano
Cathy McCambridge Memorial ScholarshipVoice
Joseph C. and Zola R. Buford Music Endowed ScholarshipVoice
Noe Family ScholarshipVoice
Robert and Catherine Mitman Percussion AwardPercussion
Edwin R. and Karolynn Betts Performance AwardTrumpet or Brass
Bushong Trumpet ScholarshipTrumpet
Herb Spencer Horn Students FundHorn
Dr. Paul Makara ScholarshipViolin

Applications for the 2016-2017 AY are now closed.

Scholarship Checklist

Click any area to go to a page listing detailed information on that area’s scholarships. Please review the detailed information carefully and make sure you meet all the criteria before applying for any scholarships. Remember: You must be enrolled for both fall and spring in the next academic year to be eligible for any scholarship.