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Caudill College Scholarships

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List of scholarships:

The A. Frank and Bethel C. Gallaher Memorial Music Award provides music competition awards to full-time junior students. Candidates must be nominated to audition by an applied instructor.

AMOUNT
$1,000

DEADLINE
January 15

CONTACT
Dept. of Music, Theatre and Dance
606-783-2473

 

For returning theatre majors.

The Art Leadership Scholarship is offered to entering freshman art majors. Applicants must submit a portfolio of work to be reviewed at the annual High School Art Day event.
 
Required Application Portfolio:

  • Portfolio of 8 to 10 art pieces completed within the last 2 years (include examples of more than one medium; Digital portfolios must include a list of artworks and media)
  • Two Letters of recommendation, one of which should be from an art teacher or other teacher familiar with your work
  • Written statement of your reasons for wanting to major in art at MSU (attach to application)
  • High school transcript
  • Completed application form

Applicants must bring their portfolio, completed application and required materials to High School Art Day at Claypool-Young Art Building. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

AMOUNT
$250 per semester

DEADLINE 
March 1

Byrd H. Perry Memorial Scholarship 

 

Overview

To be eligible students must be incoming freshmen from Bath County, Kentucky with preference given to those living in Salt Lick. Students majoring in music, history, government or political science related fields will be given first preference. Students must demonstrate strong participation in community service.

Qualifications

  • Applicant must be from Bath County
  • Applicant must be an incoming freshman.

Amount
$1,000

Deadline
April 15

 

Clyde I. James Endowment 

 

Overview
Recipients of the Clyde I. James Scholarship shall be full-time students seeking a degree in music education or music performance. Recipients must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are eligible to receive the scholarship. The recipient shall be a current member of the Phi Mu Alpha organization.   This scholarship is renewable, pending the recipient continues to meet all eligibility criteria.

Qualifications

  • Student must be majoring in Music Education or Performance
  • Student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • What will your academic classification be during the Fall semester that begins in August 2021?

Amount
$2,000

Deadline
Sep. 30

Donald F. Holloway Scholarship

 

Overview
The Donald Holloway Scholarship is for juniors or seniors majoring in communication.

Qualifications

  • Applicant must be a communication major.
  • Applicant must be a junior or senior.

Amount
$625

Deadline
April 16

 

A scholarship for the outstanding junior or senior in music education.

Edwa P. and Allie W. Young Memorial Award - History 

 

Overview
The Edwa P. Young and Allie W. Young Memorial Scholarship is for an outstanding student who is majoring in history at Morehead State University.

Qualifications

  • Applicant must be a history major.

Amount
$500

Deadline
Mar. 15

Edwa P. and Allie W. Young Memorial Award - Music 

 

Overview
The Edwa P. Young and Allie W. Young Memorial Scholarship is for an outstanding student who is majoring in music at Morehead State University.

Qualifications

  • Applicant must be a music major.
  • Do you play a musical instrument?
  • Please indicate your primary instrument

Amount
$500

Deadline
Mar. 16

For students with an interest in creative writing and the fine arts (preference given to students from MSU’s primary service region). Recipients must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and maintain overall satisfactory scholastic standing.

F. S. Brown Scholarship 

 

Overview
The F. S. Brown Scholarship is for juniors or seniors majoring in Strategic Communication. Recipients shall be enrolled as a full-time student.

Qualifications

  • Applicant must be a strategic communication major.
  • Applicant must be junior or senior.
  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time.

Amount
$500

Deadline
Mar. 16

Frances Edmundson Scholarship 

 

Overview
The Frances Edmundson Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate full-time students majoring in the Department of Music. Recipients shall maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. The scholarship may be renewed up to three times if the criteria is met.


Qualifications

  • Applicant must be full-time.
  • Applicant must be a music major.
  • Applicant must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Amount
$1000

Deadline
Jun. 16

George T. Young Memorial Fund Award 

 

Overview
Outstanding student in the Department of History, Philosophy, Religion and Legal Studies. Preference is given to students who have a particular interest in Kentucky History.

Qualifications

  • Applicant must be majoring in history, philosophy, religion or legal studies.
  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time.

Deadline
Jun. 15

Harlan Hamm Scholarship 

 

Overview
The Harlan Hamm Scholarship is for juniors or seniors majoring in strategic communication. Recipients must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.


Qualifications

  • Applicant must be a strategic communication major.
  • Applicant must be junior or senior.
  • Applicant must have a 2.75 GPA or higher.

Amount
$500

Deadline
Mar. 16

Jamey Aebersold Jazz Scholarship 

 

Overview
The Jamey Aebersold Jazz Scholarship is awarded to jazz studies majors who are from the University's primary service region. Preference will be given to Bachelor of Music Jazz Studies students. Recipients shall maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in music and a 2.5 GPA overall and have unmet financial needs as determined by the University's Office of Financial Aid.

Qualifications

  • Applicant must be a Jazz Studies major.
  • Applicant must have a 2.50 GPA overall.

Amount
$500

Deadline
Mar. 16

Joyce Brown and James C. LeMaster Scholarship 

 

Overview

The Joyce Brown and James C. LeMaster Scholarship is for full-time undergraduate students who are majoring in English or Industrial and Engineering Technology.

Qualifications

  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time.
  • Applicant must be an undergraduate student
  • Applicant must be an English or Industrial Technology major.

Amount
$750

Deadline
Jun. 16

Lola Crosthwaite Memorial Scholarship 

 

Overview
The Lola Crosthwaite Memorial Scholarship is for a full-time junior majoring in sociology, social work, or criminology. The recipient shall have a minimum GPA of 3.3. Preference will be given to students who are single parents. The scholarship may be renewed one time as long as a 3.3 GPA is maintained.

Qualifications

  • Applicant must be a junior.
  • Applicant must be a sociology, social work, or criminology major.
  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time.
  • Applicant must have a 3.3 GPA or higher.

Amount
$1,000

Deadline
Mar. 16

The Major Wayne D. Isham Award for ROTC Excellence is awarded to top freshman and sophomore candidates in the MSU ROTC program as determined by GPA and Army Physical Fitness Test scores.

Amount
Varies

Deadline
Contact the Dept. of Military Science at 606-783-2106 or 606-783-5225 for more information.

Mary Lynn Albers Scholarship 

 

Overview
Awarded to a music student with preference given to an oboist.

Qualifications

  • Major
  • Do you play a musical instrument?
  • Please indicate your primary instrument

Amount
$1,000

Deadline
Mar. 16

Melody Trosper Memorial Scholarship 

 

Overview
Scholarship for full-time students majoring in theatre. 

Qualifications

  • Major

Amount
$500

Deadline
Mar. 16

Music Scholarship 

 

The music scholarship awards are available to qualified students (incoming freshman and transfer students only) as determined through a scholarship audition. These awards serve numerous students annually. All awards are contingent upon admission to the University.

For new or returning Theatre majors.

Noal F. Oney Memorial Endowment Fund 

 

Overview
Scholarships for theatre students with a 2.5 or above GPA.

Qualifications

  • Major
  • Current GPA: 2.5 or above

Amount
$750

Deadline
Mar. 16

The ROTC Campus-Based Scholarship is offered to full-time undergraduate and graduate students (2-4 years remaining to complete degree) who maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher and meet the qualifications to commission as an Officer in the U.S. Army. 

Amount
Full tuition and fees; $1,200 per year book allowance; $300 - $500 per month stipend

Deadline
Dec. 1

Contact
Dept. of Military Science
606-783-2106 or 606-783-5225

The ROTC High School Nursing Scholarship is offered to nursing majors with an ACT score of 19 or higher and who maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Amount
Full tuition and fees; $1,200 per year book allowance; $300 - $500 per month stipend

Deadline
Dec. 1

Contact
Dept. of Military Science
606-783-2106 or 606-783-5225

Qualifications

  • Score 19 or higher ACT
  • 2.5 or higher GPA

The ROTC Nursing Scholarship is offered to students who have applied to and/or been accepted into the BSN Program with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and who meet the qualifications to commission as an Officer in the U.S. Army. 

Amount
Full tuition and fees; $1,200 per year book allowance; $300 - $500 per month stipend

Deadline
Contact the Dept. of Military Science at 606-783-2106 or 606-783-5225 for more information.

Contact
Dept. of Military Science
606-783-2106 or 606-783-5225

For the senior music major with the highest grade point average.

For a minority student who shows good scholarship, promise and commitment to his or her discipline and to concerns of social justice.

Studebaker-Mueller Endowed Scholarship Fund 

 

Overview
Scholarship for full-time Music Education majors with Bassoon as their primary instrument

Qualifications

  • Major
  • Do you play a musical instrument?
  • Please indicate your primary instrument

Amount
$1500

Deadline
Jun. 15

Theatre Alumni Scholarship 

 

Overview
Scholarships to support scholarships for full-time students with a major, minor or area of concentration emphasis in theatre with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the major. The recipient must have completed at least 12 semester hours in the previous semester and be involved with theatre production through the school year.


Qualifications

  • Major
  • Current GPA:

Amount
$1200

Deadline
Mar. 15

Theatre Scholarships 

 

For full-time theatre majors.

Theodore Presser Scholarship Award

The Theodore Presser Scholarship Award is available annually to a junior or senior, outstanding music major. The recipient must be nominated by the faculty. The recipient is named MSU's undergraduate Presser Scholar. Applicants must also complete the online scholarship application: https://moreheadstate.awardspring.com. 


Amount
$4,500

Deadline
Contact the Dept. of Music, Theatre and Dance at 606-783-2473 for more information.


Contact
Dept. of Music, Theatre and Dance
606-783-2473

For returning theatre students.

Virginia and Evelyn Harpham Music Scholarship for String Players

 

Overview
The Virginia and Evelyn Harpham Music Scholarship for String Players is for students pursing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education Teacher Certification (P-12) or Music Performance. Recipients shall play a string instrument. Preference will be given to students who have participated in or shown interest in Symphony Performance. Selection shall be conducted by the University Scholarship Committee based on recommendations provided by the Department of Music Faculty.

Qualifications

  • Applicant must be pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree.
  • Applicant must be a Music major.
  • What will your academic classification be during the Fall 2023 semester?

Amount
$2000

Deadline
June 15

W. David Brown, Sr. Scholarship

 

Overview
The W. David Brown Scholarship is for juniors or seniors majoring in communication. Preference is given to students majoring in journalism. Recipients must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5

Qualifications

  • Applicant must be a communication major.
  • Applicant must be a junior or senior.
  • Applicant must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Amount
$1000

Deadline
Mar. 15

Art - W. Paul and Lucille Caudill Little Endowment Study of Arts

 

Overview
Scholarships to obtain a BA degree in Art. Preference will be given to students who reside in the following areas: (in order of preference) 1. Rowan and Elliott 2. Fayette 3. Commonwealth of Kentucky

Qualifications

  • Major
  • State of residence
  • What will your academic classification be during the Fall semester that begins in August?
  • Current GPA

Amount
$7000

Deadline
May 1

Music - W. Paul and Lucille Caudill Little Endowment Study of Arts

 

Overview
Scholarships to obtain a BA degree in Music, Preference will be given to students who reside in the following areas: (in order of preference) 1. Rowan and Elliott 2. Fayette 3. Commonwealth of Kentucky

Qualifications

  • Major
  • State of residence
  • What will your academic classification be during the Fall semester that begins in August 2023?
  • Current GPA

Amount
$7000

Deadline
Jun. 16

Overview
Scholarships to obtain a BA degree in Theatre (includes Dance). Preference will be given to students who reside in the following areas: (in order of preference) 1. Rowan and Elliott 2. Fayette 3. Commonwealth of Kentucky

Qualifications

  • Major
  • State of residence
  • What will your academic classification be during the Fall semester that begins in August 2023?
  • Current GPA

Amount
$7000

Deadline
Jun. 15

Walter Hannibal Smith Scholarship

 

Overview
The Walter Hannibal Smith Scholarship is for full-time students who are graduates of accredited high schools. Preference shall be given to graduates of Russell High School in Russell, KY. These recipients shall be seeking a degree in music.


Qualifications

  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time.
  • Applicant must be a Music major.
  • Kentucky County, Non-KY residents choose "Other"
  • What will your academic classification be during the Fall semester that begins in August 2023?

Amount
$1000

Deadline
Jun. 15

Yang Scholarship

 

Overview
The Yang Scholarship is for full-time students majoring in Art and Design.  Preference is given to students who have an emphasis on graphic design and second preference for students with an emphasis on painting. Recipients must have a GPA of 3.0 or above.  The Scholarship is a one-year award and is not renewable. 

Qualifications

  • Applicant must be an Art and Design major.
  • Current GPA

Amount
$400

Deadline
Jun. 16

Contact Information

Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

212 Rader Hall

Morehead, KY 40351

EMAIL: ccahss@moreheadstate.edu
PHONE: 606-783-2650
FAX: 606-783-5046