At the time the admission decision is made, every incoming full time graduate student is reviewed automatically for merit scholarship. Scholarship amounts range from $2,000 per year up to $12,000 per year and are based on audition results and academics. Scholarships are renewable for two years as long as recipients maintain a 3.0 GPA, are enrolled full time, and are in good academic standing.
Additionally, some academic departments also have named endowed or memorial scholarship and grant opportunities for new incoming students. Students will be notified if they qualify to receive any additional endowed or departmental scholarship.
Graduate Assistantship Awards are available each year for a number of incoming graduate students. The following offices and departments offer assistantships (this list is subject to change):
Academic Support Services
Office of Admission
Alumni and Development Offices
Associate Dean of Students
Continuing Education / Conservatory
Academic Departments: Choral Conducting,
Music Education, Voice, Piano, Sacred Music, Organ, Theory/Composition/Music History
Office of Financial Aid
Library and Performance Collection
Associate Dean/Registrar's Office
Office of Information Technology
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All applicants to Westminster Choir College graduate programs are considered for graduate assistantship assignments at the time of admission. Selection for an assignment will be based on some or all of the following criteria:
Admitted students selected for a Graduate Assistantship will be contacted via email and asked to submit a brief application and work resume.
A Graduate Assistantship Award consists of two parts:
Graduate Scholarship (see above) and a Work Study assignment.
The graduate scholarship amount will vary depending on audition results and previous academic records. Scholarships are renewable for two years (4 semesters) as long as recipients maintain a 3.0 GPA, are enrolled in full time study (9 or more credits), and are in good academic standing. The Graduate Scholarship portion of the award is credited each semester to student accounts (half of the total amount each semester).
Work study assignments are made at the discretion of the Graduate Assistantship Award Committee. The Work Study assignments involve up to 10 - 20 hours per week of service to the college, earnings to be paid directly to the students. Graduate Assistsnts may earn up to approxinately $4,800 per year ($2,400 per semester) with the assignment. The actual amount of earnings will vary up to the maximum, depending on the number of hours worked. Most Graduate Assistants work an average of 10 - 15 hours per week in the assignment. Consideration will be given only to full time students accepted into the graduate program. International students must have a minimum of 80 (internet based test) on the TOEFL and a valid Social Security number to be employed on campus. Assistantships are reviewed at the end of the first year and are not renewable after the second year (4th semester).