The Department is able to award scholarships to outstanding students each year through the generosity of retired faculty, alums and lovers of our music programs. Scholarships require an audition and have an expectation of maintaining good academic standing as well as performing in ensembles.  The University Foundation also has an application process for numerous scholarships. For more information on Scholarships awarded by the foundation go to


The following scholarships are offered to students that are music majors.

The new student auditions serve as your scholarship audition. Continuing students are also eligible for scholarships and can audition in the spring semester.

UWL Alumni Band Scholarship Fund in Memory of Dr. John L. Alexander
Thomas H. Annett Scholarship
Thomas & Margaret Annett Scholarship for the Arts
Laura and Joe Bowers UWL Concert Bands Scholarship Endowment Fund
William Estes Choral Music Award
Stella Trane Jackson Scholarship
Mewaldt Music Scholarship
Student Chapter #361 Music Educators National Conference (M.E.N.C.) Scholarship
Lindy Shannon Music Scholarship
Paul Stry Music Memorial Scholarship
Robert A. Wessler General Music Scholarship Endowment Fund
Paul C. and Martha M. Witzke Fund in Music

Jazz Scholarships are available for any student
wishing to participate in the Jazz Ensembles.


Scholarships are devoted to students that are participating or enrolled in the Orchestra.

Joseph Cordeiro Scholarship for Students Studying String Instruments
Hoeschler Music Quartet
UWL Symphony Orchestra Scholarship Fund
Symphonic Brass Quintet Scholarship


To contribute to our Scholarship Fund right now, 

click on this link: The UW-L Foundation 

Select "College of Liberal Arts" and make sure you put "MUSIC " in the note area.

For information on other ways to contribute to our Scholarship Fund and support our student musicians, please contact the Music Department office at 608-785-8409.