Scholarships Available

A live audition is required for consideration for departmental scholarships listed here. The live auditions are scheduled on the UA Little Rock campus in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall of the Fine Arts Building. Specific audition times will be given to students after a completed application is submitted. You will be contacted upon receipt of your application.

apply for music scholarship

Please email Dr. Vicki Lind or call at (501) 569-8992 to if you have any questions.


Music Department Scholarships

Talent awards are based on musical ability in an audition setting. Renewal is based on the recommendation of the instructor.

Lou Austin Scholarship Fund

To provide a music scholarship for a student with a 2.5 GPA or above.

Nell Cates Remmel Award

Based on need and ability.

George & Stella Smith Scholarship

Awarded to music students with financial need and musical ability.

Stella Boyle Smith Scholarship

Awarded to students majoring in stringed instruments, piano, or voice. Talent awards are based on musical ability in an audition setting.

Dora and Elly Ellsworth Arts Award/Scholarship

Awarded to a full- or part-time UALR undergraduate music major. Priority will be given to students interested in teacher education. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be considered. Students with desire and evidence of participation in service learning and/or partnership programs sponsored by UALR may also be considered.

Eleanor Orts Francis Music Scholarship

The recipients shall be full- or part-time degree seeking students in music. All things being equal, academic accomplishment will be the deciding factor. This scholarship is renewable, provided the students maintain academic excellence.