Music Scholarships

Dorothy McKay Anderson Scholarship. For students in fine arts (art, music, speech) or English letters, preferably a graduate of a Superior or Duluth high school.

Pacey Beers Scholarship. For students who are at least in their junior year but no further advanced academically than the first semester of their senior year, and who have completed at least two years of enrollment at UW-Superior. Students must major in theatre or music or both; have a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.5, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 in their theatre or music major. Students shall have participated actively in any phase of the public performance activities of the theatre or music programs at UW-Superior.

Big Time Jazz Orchestra Scholarship. For music student(s) who exhibit excellence in jazz studies.

Eugenia Dorman Davidson Vocal Music Scholarship. For a female student majoring in music. Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and financial need.

Mary Elizabeth Driessen Scholarship. For a student of merit who is pursuing a degree in music with a vocal emphasis.

Richard and Virginia Erickson Music Scholarship. For a music major in good academic standing, must be a sophomore or higher.

Rudolph and Clarice Erkkila Memorial Scholarship. For undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior students majoring in music with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 and financial need.

Foltz-Schliep Scholarship. For students majoring in music with an emphasis on voice.

Laura and Bill Fuller Music Education Scholarship. For a junior or senior with financial need, and majoring in music with a preference given to music education students.

Dr. Beth Gilbert Academic Excellence Music Scholarship. For a student with a 3.6 or higher GPA and who has completed all the freshman core courses in music (theory and ear training).

Dr. Beth Gilbert Music Theory Scholarship. For the top student academically in the sophomore theory class, with at least a ninety percent average.

Kenneth Johnson Music Scholarship. For students majoring in music.

William Keller Music Scholarship. For a full-time music strings student with financial need. Preference given to students considering a career in teaching.

Ann Kimmes Memorial Scholarship. For students majoring in music with an emphasis on voice or violin.

Milton D. McLean Piano/Violin Scholarship. For students majoring in music with emphasis on piano or violin.

Betty Musolf Scholarship. For new or continuing students majoring in music with emphasis on piano.

Dr. Dale A. Newman Scholarship in honor of Marie Bergmann Mattson. For a student studying violin or string instrument (preference) or voice, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and financial need. Preference is given to students from northern Wisconsin, with northern Minnesota and northern Michigan students receiving second preference.

Rev. Dr. Robert A. and Pauline L. Olson-Koenig Music Scholarship in honor and memory of Marjorie Rusch. For a student of academic merit who is pursuing a degree in music. The student must demonstrate a past work history or experience working as a volunteer in their community. The student must also demonstrate financial need.

Rock/Kaziukewicz Keyboard Scholarship. For a full-time undergraduate junior or senior music major with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. First priority should be given to students whose principal instrument is keyboard (piano, organ or harpsichord), and who have demonstrated outstanding performance skills.

Superior Voices Scholarship. For a voice student who demonstrates extraordinary dedication, leadership, growth and/or skillful performance within the voice/opera program.

Barbie Thompson Scholarship. For a student of academic merit with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 who is majoring in music. Preference will be given to a student from Wisconsin or Minnesota.

Paul and Amy Tychsen Scholarship. For students of academic merit majoring in music, preferably incoming freshmen.

UW-Superior String Music Scholarship. For students who meet these criteria:

  1. Must have achieved at least sophomore standing at the time the scholarship is awarded.

  2. Must play one of the following instruments: violin, viola, cello or double bass.

  3. Must study privately with a member of the UW-Superior music faculty.

  4. Must be a member of the UW-Superior Chamber Orchestra.

  5. Must be a teacher education major, except that in the case there is no teacher education major who meets all other criteria, the scholarship may be awarded to a music performance major who meets the other criteria.

Wisconsin Music Teachers Association Scholarship. For a music student.

Anthony Yano String Music Scholarship. For students in string music.


Current students: Each winter, you will receive notification to your UW-Superior email account when it is time to apply for Foundation scholarships. Applications are typically due in early March and scholarships are awarded for the following academic year, beginning with the fall semester.

Incoming freshmen and transfer students: Your application to the university is also your scholarship application. You will be notified by mail and email if you have been awarded a Foundation scholarship.