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Named Music Scholarships

In order to be considered for a named music scholarship, students must be music majors and they must apply through the online APSU scholarship application system The recipients will announced at the department's annual Honors and Awards Ceremony held during the month of April.

*This scholarship is not automatically renewed, previous recipients may be considered if they reapply.

The Joey Ansbury Scholarship

For students preferably from Montgomery County. Ansbury Scholarships are renewable but must be re-applied for each year. The student must have least a 3.0 GPA and 23 ACT.

Byrom/Wood Music Scholarship*

The Byrom/Wood Music Scholarship was established in 2007 by APSU Alumni Ben Troxler. The scholarship is currently funded by Mr. and Mrs. Bill Byrom.

Clarksville Women's Club Music Education Scholarship

The Clarksville Women's Club Music Education Scholarship is available to current and incoming students from Clarksville-Montgomery County. In order to qualify for this scholarship, the following must be met: student must be from Clarksville-Montgomery County; student must be majoring in Music with a concentration in Music Education at the undergraduate level; incoming freshman must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA and a minimum ACT score of 22; Current APSU students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and must be registered and active members of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).

The Thomas Cowan Endowed Music Scholarship

Established by Mary Louise Cowan in memory of her husband, former chair of the music department, and is awarded to a deserving music student.

Crist Memorial Scholarship*

The Crist Memorial Scholarship was established in 2014. Prospective recipients must be music majors with a 3.0 GPA or higher. They must be full-time students with demonstrated financial need. The student can only receive $500.00 per semester regardless of their graduation date.

Marlon and Linda Crow Music Endowment

The Marlon and Linda Crow Music Scholarship is available to a music student with a concentration in either music education, music performance, or liberal studies whose primary instrument is the French Horn. Recipients may be incoming or current APSU students at either the undergraduate or graduate level.

Incoming freshman must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 and a minimum ACT score of 21. Incoming graduate students must have a minimum college GPA of 3.0 and a minimum ACT score of 21.

All recipients incoming or current must maintain a minimum APSU GPA of 3.0 in order to hold the scholarship for up to four years at the undergraduate level or up to two years at the graduate level.

Edington Family Scholarship in Music

The Edington Family Scholarship was established to provide assistance to a student, preferably female, studying music or drama in theatre. The recipient should not be a resident of Montgomery County, Tennessee. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA with normal progress toward graduation, at least a score of 21 on the ACT, and must maintain full-time enrollment status.

This scholarship will be automatically renewed if you meet the renewal criteria. You must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA and keep full-time status each semester.

The Solie I. Fott Music Scholarship

Given in honor of Dr. Solie I. Fott, professor emeritus, long-time chair of the Department of Music, Director of the Orchestra and teacher of upper-strings. His family contributes this scholarship each year as a merit award to a violin or viola student, preferably an undergraduate.

The Freeman/Meise Music Scholarship

Established in 1988 by Perkins and Ruth Freeman in honor of their daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Michael Meise, who are both APSU alumni. It is awarded on an annual basis to a music major and is subject to renewal provided successful progress toward completion of a degree is maintained.

Friends of Music Scholarship*

This scholarship award varies depending on funding and is at the discretion of the Music Department. Recipient must be majoring in Music with a 3.0 GPA while being enrolled full-time. This is a nonrenewable scholarship.

Evan M. Hurt Memorial in Music

The family of Evan M. Hurt established this scholarship to provide assistance to a student seeking a Music degree. The recipient must be a full-time (12 or more hours) junior or senior who is majoring in Music. All recipients must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.

The Sarah Kershner Lisenbee Music Scholarship

Given by Mr. William Kershner and his sisters, Mrs. Sarah Jane Grant and Mrs. Molly Cook, in memory of their mother. This one-year scholarship provides support to promising music majors, with preference given to piano students. Preference is also given to students from Montgomery, Stewart or Houston counties, but the award is not limited to residents of those counties.

The Mabry Legacy Endowment Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Drs. George and Sharon Mabry. It is to be awarded to full-time students with a Music Education major with a Vocal Emphasis or Music Performance with a Vocal Emphasis concentration. The recipient must have a 3.0 high school or APSU GPA.

The scholarship can be renewed for up to three years if the student reapplies, completes an essay yearly, maintains a 3.0 GPA, and remains a full time student.

The Mabry Music Scholarship

Established by Drs. George and Sharon Mabry to be awarded to a vocal music major. The scholarship is renewable provided acceptable standards are maintained.

The Meise Orchestral String Scholarship

Established in 2004 by Mr. Michael Meise in honor of his father. This scholarship is presented to an outstanding string player, with preference given to students who play orchestral string instruments.

The Monday Evening Music Club Scholarship

Awarded to a piano major who makes the most significant contribution to the department and demonstrates notable improvement in musical development and performance.

The Phi Mu Alpha Theta Tau Scholarships

Given to rising junior music majors, one female and one male, who exhibit excellence in their music studies and contribute service to the music department.

The Presser Scholarship

Given to an outstanding music major at, or after, the end of his or her junior year. The student is to be designated a "Presser Scholar" The award is a prestigious one, recognizing excellence. The scholarship is awarded for one year only and is not renewable.

The LaRue V. Pryor Music Scholarship

Given to a qualified graduate from Clarksville High School who plans to major in Choral Music and/or Music Education. The student must be full-time at Austin Peay and the scholarship is renewable for up to five years provided a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA is maintained.

Louis and Florence Robinson

This scholarship was created in honor of Louis and Florence Robinson. It will be awarded to an international full-time student who is a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in music. The recipient must have a solid work ethic earning a minimum 2.85 GPA and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship committee of the Music Department at Austin Peay State University will select the recipient. Priority will go to a diversity selection.

We encourage you to apply each year through our APSU Scholarship Application. Although this scholarship is not automatically renewed, you could be considered if you reapply

The Aaron Schmidt Scholarship

Endowed in 2005, was created in honor of longtime university Director of Bands Dr. Aaron Schmidt. It is presented to an outstanding instrumentalist, either majoring or minoring in music, who agrees to participate in the university’s band program.

The Ann Silverberg Outstanding Service Award

Awarded to students who exhibit outstanding service to the music department above and beyond the call of duty.

Benjamin E Troxler Music Comp Scholarship*

This scholarship award varies depending on funding and is at the discretion of the Music Department. Recipient must be majoring in Music with a 3.0 GPA while being enrolled full-time. This is a nonrenewable scholarship.

Vocal Alumni Scholarship*

This scholarship award varies depending on funding and is at the discretion of the Music Department. Recipient must be majoring in Vocal Music with a 3.0 GPA while being enrolled full-time. This is a nonrenewable scholarship.