Scholarship Opportunities

The following scholarship programs are devoted to students enrolled in the orchestra. The quartet/quintet scholarships require a special audition process and all orchestra members are eligible for the UW-L Symphony Orchestra Scholarship and the Joseph Cordeiro Scholarship.

For all scholarships apply with this form-  Scholarship Application

UW-L Symphony Orchestra Scholarship Fund

Established for students participating in the UW-L Symphony Orchestra.
Criteria:

  1. freshman, sophomore, junior or senior to be enrolled full time
  2. participant in the UW-L Symphony Orchestra
  3. at least a 2.5 GPA
  4. qualification shall also be based on a personal audition
  5. performance of string instruments include violin, viola, cello and bass only
  6. special application required and available on the Foundation Web site or from the music department

Joseph Cordeiro Scholarship for Students Studying String Instruments

Established by the family and friends of Joseph Cordeiro.
Criteria:

  1. freshman, sophomore, junior or senior to be enrolled full time but does not have to be a music major or minor
  2. member of University Orchestra
  3. proficient in or studying strings (piano or harp are not included in the string category)
  4. good academic standing
  5. entering freshman must submit letter of recommendation from high school orchestra director. Formal application and solo audition tape required; must be willing to give live audition if requested.
  6. special application required and available on the Foundation Web site or from the music department

The following scholarship programs are run by the Music Department which requires a student audition for a major/minor in music. Only those students auditioning for the music department will be considered for these scholarships. The audition application is used for the scholarship eligibility.

Thomas H. Annett Scholarship

Funded through Thomas Annett's estate supporting the music department. Annett was on the music faculty.
Criteria:

  1. sophomore, junior or senior to be enrolled full time with a major in music
  2. good academic standing
  3. special application required and available on the Foundation Web site or from the music department

Stella Trane Jackson Scholarship

Awarded as a memorial to an outstanding music instructor.
Criteria:

  1. outstanding music student to be enrolled full time
  2. special application required and available from the music department

Mewaldt Music Scholarship

Established by David and Harriette Mewaldt. Dave served the music faculty from 1952-1982.
Criteria:

  1. freshman or continuing student to be enrolled full time with a declared major in music
  2. must have mastered the technique of woodwind or brass instruments
  3. audition and/or interview may be required
  4. must be involved in at least one major instrumental organization on the UW-L campus
  5. entering freshman must rank in the top 25% and at least a composite ACT 23
  6. continuing students must be in good academic standing
  7. financial need may be considered
  8. if committee approves, renewal of this scholarship would be for the next year with no more than three renewals
  9. special application required and available on the Foundation Web site or from the music department

Lindy Shannon Music Scholarship

Established through proceeds from the Lindy Shannon concert recognizing Lindy Shannon's contribution to rock and roll music.
Criteria:

  1. freshman, sophomore, junior or senior to be enrolled full time with a major in music
  2. above average grade point average
  3. financial need should be considered
  4. special application required and available on the Foundation Web site or from the music department

Paul Stry Music Memorial Scholarship

Established to recognize demonstrated superior performance in classical music.
Criteria:

  1. freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or first year transfers to be enrolled full time with a major in music, except entering freshmen or first year transfer students may be either music majors or minors
  2. must be enrolled in one of the university's music organizations and also must be taking applied lessons
  3. demonstrated superior performance in classical music
  4. live auditions will be required by applicants, unless waived by committee, or other alternatives such as audio or videotape required
  5. special application required and available on the Foundation Web site or from the music department

Robert A. Wessler General Music Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established by Sandra Blaney Sullivan Alderman to recognize and honor Dr. Wessler. Dr. Wessler was a member of the music department from 1972 and retired in 2000. He was an excellent role model for future teachers as he showed his dedication to the field of music education.
Criteria:

  1. at least a junior to be enrolled full time at UW-L with a major in music education with a general music emphasis
  2. at least a 3.0 GPA
  3. financial need shall not be considered except as a tie breaker
  4. special application required and available on the Foundation Web site or from the music department

Paul C. and Martha M. Witzke Fund in Music

Established by Paul and Winnifred Witzke in memory of Paul's parents in support of students in music at UW-L.
Criteria:

  1. freshman, sophomore, junior or senior to be enrolled full time with a major in music
  2. show enthusiasm for music and a desire to complete the full music curriculum
  3. above average grade point average
  4. special application required and available on the Foundation Web site or from the music department

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