Financial Aid

Music Scholarships

Award Amount

Amounts vary by instrument and ensemble at the discretion of Music Department faculty. There will be approximately 25 scholarships awarded each year.

Music scholarships are provided for a maximum of eight semesters.

Available To

Undergraduate Kirkland Campus First-Year and Running Start Students
Undergraduate Kirkland Campus Transfer Students


Recognized instrumental or vocal talent with active participation in a music ensemble as determined by Music Department faculty.

Audition Deadline

Music Scholarship auditions for new students enrolling in the Fall Term must be completed by the annual audition deadline. Learn more and sign up here.

Application and Audition

A submitted Northwest University application is required for audition. Auditions are held on-campus. Learn more and sign up for a live audition with Music Department faculty.


Recipient must be registered and participate in at least one music ensemble (Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, Northwest Choralons, Wind Ensemble, or Jazz Band) while enrolled at NU. Failure to meet these requirements results in loss of music scholarship. In addition, recipients must meet satisfactory academic progress standards.