Auditions & Aid

85 percent of JBU students receive some form of financial aid. Most students receive more than one form of aid. Music major awards range from $500 to $5,000 and are renewable for a total of eight semesters. To retain the scholarship, students must maintain a 2.0 GPA each semester, a 3.0 GPA in the major applied area and a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Scholarships are reviewed and adjusted annually.

Academic and music scholarships, grants, loans and employment in the work-study program may all be included in the final financial aid award. These awards are given based on need and/or merit determined during the University Admission and Music Department Audition process.  

In addition to scholarships for majors in the Music Department, we offer small renewable merit-based ensemble scholarships for all students for satisfactory participation. Ensemble scholarships are awarded on the basis of an audition with the ensemble director.

More about Financial Aid at JBU.

Schedule an audition or, for questions about financial aid, please contact Mr. David Burney at DBurney@jbu.edu or 479-524-7427.