Loyola University Chicago

Music

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Financial Aid & Scholarships

To help make college affordable, Loyola offers a number of scholarships and assistance in applying for financial aid. We highly encourage our students to check out Loyola scholarship opportunities as well as outside scholarship sites. Loyola also offers resources for navigating grantsstudent loans, and tuition & fees.

In addition to the financial aid packages that come directly from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Music Program of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts offers the following music scholarships.

Scholarships for Incoming Music Majors

The Boshart & Lawrence Fellowship Award in Music

This four-year scholarship, generally in the amount of $2,000 per year, is awarded on the basis of a student’s Music Major audition and academic and musical achievement. To be eligible, students must audition before March 1st, preferably in person. Please note that this scholarship is tuition restricted, meaning that students who receive a full tuition scholarship from Loyola cannot also receive this award.

  • Eligibility: Incoming Music Majors are eligible to receive this award. See above.
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Requirements: Successful audition before March 1st, preferably in person. 

DFPA Instrumental Music Ensemble Scholarships

These awards provide annual financial assistance to talented students who play in Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra or Wind Ensemble. Please see below.

Recipients of the Boshart & Lawrence Fellowship Award in Music are not eligible for this scholarship.

Scholarships for Continuing Music Majors and Minors

The Helmuth Fuchs Scholarship in Music

This award is given to a full-time Music Major or Minor in recognition of outstanding academic and musical achievement. Special consideration will be given to students who have made exceptional contributions to the music program and who display a commitment to service and leadership. It is a one-year scholarship that is announced at the annual Department of Fine and Performing Arts Awards Ceremony held at the end of the spring semester.

The amount is to be determined and students do not need to apply nor audition in order to be considered.

Walter W. Zanozik Award

This award is given to a full-time Music Major or Minor in recognition of outstanding academic and musical achievement. Special consideration will be given to students who have made exceptional contributions to the music program and who display a commitment to service and leadership. It is a one-year scholarship that is announced at the annual Department of Fine and Performing Arts Awards Ceremony held at the end of the spring semester.

The amount is to be determined and students do not need to apply nor audition in order to be considered.

DFPA Instrumental Music Ensemble Scholarships

DFPA Instrumental Music Ensemble Scholarships

These awards provide annual financial assistance to talented students who play in Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra or Wind Ensemble.

  • Eligibility: Must be enrolled in one or more of the ensembles listed for fall and spring semester, be a member in good standing, and maintain full-time student status at Loyola University Chicago. Any scholarship awards are based on the assumption that the money being given is not in conflict with any other grants or scholarships from other sources. 
  • Amount: $750 - 1,000
  • Requirements: Successful audition. You do not need to be a music major/minor to receive this scholarship. 
    • For All Ensembles: Winds/Brass/Percussion: Chromatic scale, ascending/descending, full instrument range or at least 2 octaves as well as one other major scale of choice. Strings: 3-octave scales of choice. 
    • For Orchestra & Wind Ensemble (strings, winds, brass, and percussion): Two short, contrasting (lyrical/technical) pieces or excerpts, no more than 4-5 minutes total. 
    • For Jazz Ensemble: Prepare a jazz etude or a selection of big band music. Contact Scott Burns at sburns5@luc.edu for more info. Optional: improvise over F or B-flat blues.
  • Applications and Auditions: Application is by audition and is open to all instruments. Special consideration will be given to students who enroll in two or more ensembles, as well as those who play oboe, bassoon, horn, string bass, saxophone, and drum set. Incoming students who successfully audition to be a Music Major before March 1st will automatically be considered for this scholarship. For all other students, please contact Dr. Frederick Lowe at flowe@luc.edu.
  • Terms of Renewal: Maintenance of full-time student status with minimum GPA of 3.0.

For more information, please contact Dr. Frederick Lowe at flowe@luc.edu.