You are here

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Performing Arts Scholarships

Dance Scholarships

Dance scholarships are available to current Performing Arts majors in the Dance concentration.  Endowed scholarships include the Evelyn Elizabeth Lochman Endowed Scholarship and the Marc Breaux Endowed Scholarship.  Students may apply for these awards in the Spring.  Additionally, at the start of each Fall semester, students may apply for scholarships awarded directly by the Dance program.  Please contact Kenneth Jenkins, the Performing Arts Scholarship coordinator, if you have questions about the application process for any of these awards.

Theatre Scholarships

Theatre scholarships are available to current Performing Arts majors in the Theatre concentration. Endowed scholarships include the Ronald G. Kern Endowed Scholarship, which eligible students may apply for in the Spring.  Additionally, at the start of each Fall semester, students may apply for scholarships awarded directly by the Theatre program.  Please contact Sara Birk, the Theatre coordinator, if you have questions about the application process for any of these awards.

 


Music Scholarships

School of Music scholarships are available for music majors in keyboard, guitar, voice, strings, and wind, brass and percussion instruments. These are awarded through competitive auditions. Composition majors may submit a portfolio of their work. Audition requirements vary by area so be sure to check the list for your instrument/voice. For more information, contact the Chair of the Scholarship Committee, Dr. Jeffrey George at (337) 482-5210 or email jlgeorge@louisiana.edu for more information.

Please fill out the scholarship/audition application form for incoming freshmen, transfer students and continuing students.

On-Campus Housing Scholarships

Partial Housing Scholarships that cover the basic cost of a dorm room are available for eligible students. The Scholarships can be applied toward traditional dorms and the Legacy Park Apartments. Consult the University Housing Office for current pricing of these residences. Contact any ensemble director or the Chair of the Scholarship Committee, Dr. Jeffrey George, at (337) 482-5210 or email jlgeorge@louisiana.edu for more information.

Ensemble options for housing scholarship consideration vary based on audition, student preference, and departmental needs:

*This option is reserved only for students for whom two ensembles are not appropriate, as determined by their primary instrument and applied teacher. For example, a pianist or guitarist might not have two ensembles available to them.

Ensemble Participation Scholarships

Scholarships are available for students in any major participating in the School of Music ensembles listed below. In most cases, an audition is required. Music majors may perform in multiple ensembles based on their GPA and their progress towards graduation. (See eligibility requirements.)

Find out more about scholarships and participating in each ensemble:

Theory/Composition

Scholarship awards are available for students who demonstrate outstanding achievement in Theory/Composition. To be considered for a scholarship in this area, portfolios (scores and recordings) comprising at least two contrasting pieces should be submitted to Dr. Wesley Bradford. For more information email wbradford@louisiana.edu.

Graduate Assistantships

The School of Music currently offers graduate teaching assistantships in brass, woodwinds, percussion, guitar, piano, strings/orchestra, band, choral/ vocal, jazz studies, music media, and theory/composition. Assistantships provide a stipend currently valued at $9,500 per year. Assistantships are awarded for two academic years. On-Campus Housing awards and Ensemble Participation Scholarships (described above) are also available. The deadline for application is usually early May. Contact the Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Andrea Loewy, at (337) 482-5214 or email loewy@louisiana.edu for more information.


Other Financial Aid

The Louisiana TOPS Program is a program of state scholarships for Louisiana residents who attend a Louisiana College or University. Information may be accessed at Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Academic Scholarships: Information on additional university sponsored academic scholarships for incoming freshmen, current, out of state, international, TOPS, and transfer students is available from the UL Lafayette Scholarship Office.

Out-of-State Scholarships: Non-resident scholarships can be granted to new students from other states if they meet the eligibility requirements. Contact the UL Lafayette Scholarship Office for more information.