Scholarships are awarded to students primarily on the basis of musical ability and artistic talent as demonstrated in their auditions. To be considered, domestic students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form in order to be considered. Applicants are encouraged to apply by the priority deadline of March 1 for entrance the following academic year. The scholarship is renewable if the student maintains the minimum cumulative grade point average each semester; earns a B or better in their Applied Major Instrument lessons; and attends classes, lessons, rehearsals, master classes, performance forum, outreach performances, juries, mock auditions and other conservatory performances and activities as required. An evaluation of each student will take place at the end of each academic year by the dean of the Conservatory of Music with the recommendation of the major instrument instructor.