Berklee College of Music Merit-Based Scholarships
Berklee College of Music travels to more than 50 cities throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America in search of talented instrumentalists and vocalists who are pursuing a college education in music. All applicants to the college's full-time degree or diploma programs are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships through our audition and interview process (this applies to auditions in Boston and on the Berklee World Tour).
While the vast majority of awards are partial-tuition awards, a limited number of full-tuition awards are available to exceptionally gifted musicians who participate in a live audition and interview.
All applicants to the college's full-time degree or diploma programs are automatically considered for scholarships through our audition and interview process. Applicants may also submit materials within their application to have their songwriting and composition abilities factored into their admission and scholarship decisions. The majority of the scholarships awarded are partial-tuition awards, with a limited number of full-tuition scholarships available.
Each year, the college selects seven top entering musicians to receive this scholarship. It covers tuition, on-campus housing, and the required laptop. Students demonstrating the highest musical merit and the highest financial need are nominated for this exclusive award.
This scholarship is awarded annually to a talented Canadian musician with demonstrated financial need. The award covers tuition, on-campus housing, and the required laptop.
This full-tuition scholarship is awarded annually to one outstanding rock musician from the United States who demonstrates financial need.
Grammy-winning guitarist and producer Lee Ritenour hosts the biennial Six String Theory Competition for rhythm section instrumentalists with a prize package that includes one full-tuition scholarship to the undergraduate program at Berklee College of Music.
One outstanding jazz musician from the West Coast region of the United States receives this full-tuition scholarship award annually.
A limited number of full-tuition scholarships are awarded each year to participants in the Berklee City Music Program. Students must demonstrate merit and financial need to be considered for this award.
These scholarship funds are established by donors to assist talented students. You become eligible for these funds when you apply for scholarship consideration as an entering student.
The college also hosts several teaching and performance programs across the United States and throughout the world, including in Los Angeles, Puerto Rico, Ireland, Italy, and Japan, at various times throughout the year. Students are selected to receive scholarships based upon their performance during these programs.