Berklee Merit-Based Scholarships

In addition to holding auditions in Boston, Berklee travels to more than 50 cities throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America, in search of talented artists who are pursuing a college education in music, theater and dance.

While the vast majority of awards are partial-tuition awards, a limited number of full-tuition awards are available to exceptionally qualified applicants.

Presidential Scholarship

Each year, the college selects 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.

Donor Scholarships and Endowed Funds

We have several scholarships funded by specific donors. These are granted as part of the admissions process.

City Music College Scholarship

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.

Berklee on the Road Clinics

The college also hosts several teaching and performance programs across the United States and throughout the world, including in Los Angeles, California; 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. Learn more about Berklee on the Road.