Graduate Scholarships and Assistantships

Graduate Scholarships

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 Assistantships

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

Dean's Office

Academic Departments: Choral Conducting,
Music Education, Voice, Piano, Sacred Music, Organ, Theory/Composition/Music History

External Affairs

Office of Financial Aid

Library and Performance Collection

Performance Management

Piano Accompanying

Associate Dean/Registrar's Office

Office of Information Technology

To Apply
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:

  • Academic Record
  • Audition Results
  • Previous Work History
    Please indicate all previous work history on the application or submit a professional (not performance) resume with the application.

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. Work study assignments are made at the discretion of the Graduate Assistantship Award Committee. The Graduate Scholarship portion of the award is credited each semester to student accounts (half of the total amount each semester). The Work Study assignments involve up to 20 hours per week of service to the college, earnings to be paid directly to the students.  Consideration will be given only to full time students accepted into the graduate program.  International students must have a minimum of 550 (paper based test) or an 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.