Wayne State University

Scholarships

New Student Scholarships 
The Department of Music awards talent-based scholarships to undergraduate and graduate music majors with superior academic records and high musical achievement. These scholarships require recipients to maintain a 3.0 grade point average, participate in a major ensemble as assigned by the Department of Music, and enroll for a minimum of twelve undergraduate credit hours per term (nine graduate hours per term). Talent-based scholarships are renewable up to four years for undergraduate students and up to two years for graduate students.

All incoming students are considered for a talent-based scholarship during their audition. 

Students will be notified by mail in April if they have been selected for a talent-based scholarship for the following academic year.
 
 

Gretchen Valade Graduate Teaching Assistantship in Jazz

The Gretchen Valade Graduate Teaching Assistantship will be awarded to an outstanding graduate student pursuing the Masters of Music in Jazz Performance at Wayne State University. Candidates will be identified through an application, audition, interview, and review of scores/recordings as appropriate. The Assistantship will be awarded to the candidate who displays exceptional artistry, academic excellence, professionalism, and potential for growth. More information can be found on the Gretchen Valade Graduate Teaching Assistantship in Jazz page.

 
More information about scholarships for graduate study can be found on the Graduate Programs page.
 
General information about financial aid at Wayne State University