Thrive Scholarship: Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Berklee College of Music students, learn more about the Thrive Scholarship for college students.

The Thrive Scholarship is an initiative designed to invest in continuing students who have demonstrated academic achievement and financial need, and are on track to graduate on time. We know that students who maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA or better, consistently attempt and complete at least 15 credits each semester, and have good plans in place to manage their financial and academic requirements are more likely to graduate and are well positioned to reach their full creative and career potential. Therefore, the goal of this program is to help alleviate some of the financial strain that continuing students face and assist them through graduation with scholarship support.

Thrive Scholarship Program Conditions

  • The scholarship is valid for Boston Conservatory at Berklee undergraduate study at the Boston or Valencia campuses.
  • The student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • The student must maintain at least a 94 percent completion percentage (completed credits divided by attempted credits).
  • The student must enroll in a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester (exceptions may be requested).
  • The student must participate in ongoing financial and academic advising, as well as relevant career planning programs, to ensure they are on track to graduate on time.
  • The student must submit the FAFSA each year of enrollment by May 1 to show continued financial need.
  • The student must be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant and/or be a participant in the Berklee Summer Initiative program.
  • Scholarships are limited for the remainder of a student’s degree, which is not to exceed eight semesters of full-time enrollment. Semester enrollment begins accumulating from a student’s first semester of enrollment at the Conservatory.
  • Scholarships are renewable for the following academic year provided that the above conditions are met and recipients are in good academic and disciplinary standing.
  • The student must earn sufficient credits to advance to sophomore standing.
  • The total Berklee scholarship funding can range up to, but not exceed, the cost of tuition.

Please note that this is a select program. Scholarships are limited and dependent on available funds. Berklee reserves the right to use its discretion when determining student financial need.