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The Clara Freshour Nelson Music Scholarship

$6000 per year, renewable for up to 4 years. Open to Freshman Music Majors* enrolled full-time at UTEP. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need.

To Apply (due Friday, March 31, 2017): 
  • Completed Application Form (CLICK HERE for form)
  • Write a brief essay addressing your educational & professional goals (PDF)
  • Submit a 2-8 minute audio recording (MP3)
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a current faculty member
*(For this scholarship, the definition of "Freshman Music Major" is a student who was in high school last year and is now in their second semester of study as a music major.)

The Dr. Donald G. Wilkinson Music Education Scholarship

This $1,000 non-renewable scholarship is for a Junior or Senior Music Education Student who demonstrates excellence in music education, performance and service.

Students must
• have a 3.0 or higher GPA
• play one of the following: flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, or saxophone
• be a music education major
• be enrolled in upper level lessons at the time the scholarship is awarded

To Apply (due Friday, May 5, 2017):
• Interested students should submit an essay to the Chair addressing their success in the music program including course work and performance, their service to the department and the university, and their career goals and aspirations.