Scholarships and Opportunities

Each year the Music Department offers several scholarships and stipends (listed below) to music students in various programs. To determine your eligibility, please review the Scholarship Qualification and Retention Policy in the Undergraduate Student Handbook.

Prior to submitting your scholarship application, please be advised that an entrance audition is required for all prospective music major and minors. Information and the application are available at this link.

All applicants for any scholarships must complete the on-line University Scholarship application and must demonstrate financial need.

Scholarship Application
Can be completed online

Available Scholarships and Stipends

Melvin Baddin Memorial Grant
Preference given to a string player.

Roland P. Beiden Memorial Scholarship
Preference given to a pianist.

Charlotte Chilpigian Memorial Fund Scholarship
For a full time undergraduate vocal or part time graduate choral/vocal student.

Clendenin Scholarship for Brass Quintet
Special award to five brass students.

Bud Easton Scholarship
For students participating in the Fresno State Jazz program.

Richard L. Grauel Memorial Woodwind Scholarship
For woodwind players.

Martha Hagan Memorial Scholarship in Music
For a sophomore, junior, or senior music major who shows excellent promise and has demonstrated financial need

Russell & Maxine Howland Memorial Scholarship
Any music major studying clarinet.

Arthur E. Huff Scholarship
For a full time undergraduate or graduate choral music student.

Amparo Iturbi Memorial Scholarship
For a piano student.

Philip Lorenz Piano Scholarship
For a piano student.

Music Department Endowment Fund Scholarships
Any music major.

Music Teacher Association of California
Fresno County Branch Scholarship.

President’s Quintet
Open to undergraduate and graduate students by audition.

Loretta Ann Price Awards
Any music major and a graduate who is in the credential program.

Allen Skei Musicology Scholarship
Preference given to music majors with a special interest in musicology.

Soroptomist Music Scholarship in Memory of Evelyn Berg
For an undergraduate in their junior year and one graduate student.

Tokalon Scholarship
Open to all Fresno State upper division women students.

Friends of Gary Unruh Scholarship
For undergraduate and graduate students in choral conducting, preference given to graduate students.

Vern D. Delaney Endowed Vocal Music Scholarship
Preference given to a student in vocal or choral music.

Arthur C. Wahlberg Family Scholarship
Preference given to a student in vocal or choral music.

Frank Wells Memorial Scholarship
For students in the Fresno State Marching Band.

Pearl B. Winter Memorial Scholarship
For studies in Early Music.

Miriam Fox Withrow Scholarship in Piano
For a piano student.

Marching Band Stipends

The Marching Band offers a number of stipends as payment for playing in either the full band or the Bulldog Beat. Band stipends range from $100 per semester and up; stipends for playing in the Bulldog Beat can be as high as $2000 per academic year. For information about applying, contractual obligations, and the like, see the Director of the Marching Band or the Marching Band secretary.