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Scholarships, Fellowships and Work-Study

Music Scholarships

The Music Department awards various undergraduate scholarships each year, usually in amounts ranging from $800 to $1500. Some scholarships are designated for students in particular areas, academic years, or majors, but all music students (majors, minors, and non-majors) are encouraged to apply: you will be considered for all scholarships for which you are eligible. NOTE: If you currently hold a renewable scholarship you are still required to submit an application to confirm your continuing eligibility. 

Scholarships available for the 2014-2015 year:

Betty & Harry Lincoln Music Scholarship (for excellence in music history; awarded to a junior)
Glenn Gardner/Slam Stewart Memorial Scholarship
John M. and Marcella M. Keeler Scholarships in Music (preference for students in voice or conducting)
Link Organ Scholarship
Neilsen Music Scholarships (for academic merit and/or exceptional ability in performance)
Neilsen Scholarship in Honor of Professor Mary Burgess (for performance in voice)
Professor Janet Brady Memorial Scholarship (for string students)
Samuel Reiser Scholarship (preference for students in piano or composition)

If you are interested in applying, fill out the application form and return it to the Music Office by Friday, March 7, 2014 by 4:00 p.m. (you can drop it off in person, fax it to (607) 777-4425 or mail it to the Music Department, Binghamton University, PO Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902). 

Click here for the 2014 - 2015 application form

**Fill-in only what applies to you if you are an incoming student and please write "Incoming Student" at the top of the application. 

Under represented Minority Fellowships

Binghamton University has provided graduate fellowships for outstanding minority students from groups historically under represented in the University's graduate and professional programs. For the 1996-97 academic year, these fellowships carried stipends of $7,500 for students entering master's and doctoral degree programs, $3,000 for summer plus a full tuition scholarship. Candidates for the fellowships must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status; be a Native American, African American, or Hispanic American; and be newly admitted to a graduate program for the fall semester.

Work-Study Graduate Assistantships

Approximately 20 Work-Study Graduate Assistantships are available on a competitive basis to continuing matriculated graduate students who demonstrate financial need. Applicants should submit a Financial Aid Form to the Student Financial Aid and Employment Office. A resume and completed Application for Graduate Work-Study should be submitted to the Graduate School Office. The amount awarded depends on the individual student's financial need, the amount of funds made available to the University, and the amount of aid the student may be receiving from other sources. Applications must be submitted in early May. Contact the Graduate Studies Office at (607) 777-2239 for additional information.

The Office of External Scholarships and Fellowships

The Office of External Scholarships and Fellowships invites students to check out its new website, The site contains information for undergraduates on scholarships, funded summer experiences (i.e. research opportunities and positions with nonprofit groups), and post graduation opportunities.

Current University Costs and Fees

Detailed information about total costs and fees can be found on the Graduate Finances page . You will also find information about aid sources such as loans, tuition assistance, and University jobs.
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Last Updated: 2/25/14