Performing Arts 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 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.
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 email@example.com.
Please note: priority for disbursement of scholarships will be given to students who audition by the final audition date each year. However, more funds often become available and are awarded throughout the year. Students may contact their major professor if they have questions regarding further scholarship opportunites.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ensemble options for housing scholarship consideration vary based on audition, student preference, and departmental needs:
- Membership in the Pride of Acadiana Marching Band in the fall, and the Concert Band or Symphonic Winds in the spring
- Membership in the UL Symphony Orchestra plus another ensemble (Wind Ensemble, Chamber Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble or Choir)
- Membership in TWO School of Music ensembles per semester (this option requires a 2.3 GPA)
- Membership in one ensemble, plus assigned work for 5 hours a week for two full semesters*
*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:
- UL Lafayette Bands
- UL Lafayette Symphony Orchestra
- UL Lafayette Choral Ensembles
- UL Lafayette Opera Theater
- Jazz Ensemble (Big Band)
- Jazz Combos
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.