New students accepted at Augustana University are eligible to apply for a music, theater or art scholarship. Students can have any academic major and still receive talent scholarships in these areas. Arts scholarships are annual allocations and automatically renewable. Criteria for maintaining a scholarship varies by department and generally requires participation in departmental ensembles, performances or activities.
Our Pro Musica Scholarship is our most competitive award, totaling $8,000 per year. Any student is eligible for this scholarship, regardless of their chosen major, through completing an application and audition. Successful awardees have typically been a principal/section leader in their high school ensemble and have had multiple years of private instruction. Selections for your Pro Musica Scholarship audition should demonstrate technique and musicality. The level should be suitable for solo and ensemble contests. The duration of your repertoire should be approximately 3-6 minutes. Instrumentalists should perform one or two selections that are contrasting in style. Vocalists should sing two selections that are contrasting in style. One or both of the pieces may be in a foreign language, but is not required.