Department of Music
Scholarships awarded through the University Foundation are identified with an (F) following the description. Information and applications for Foundation scholarships may be obtained from the Office of Institutional Advancement (Burton House). All other scholarships and awards are administered by organizations, academic departments, and schools. Contact the department chair for additional information.
Dick Coy Memorial Music Scholarship
A memorial to Richard Coy, former band director of SWOSU. The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Instrumental Music Education major. (F)
Instrumental Music Alumni Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by various donors in memory of alumni who were outstanding Instrumental Music educators. Recipients are outstanding majors in Instrumental Music Education. (F)
James Jurrens Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship established in honor of Dr. James Jurrens, is to be awarded to a music major who is a U. S. citizen. It will be funded on the basis of academic merit and need. (F)
Kappa Kappa Psi Scholarship
Awarded annually to a member of one of the University bands who has made outstanding contributions to the organization and the department.
Ladd Memorial Music Scholarship
A memorial to Steve and Diana Ladd, graduates of SWOSU’s Department of Music. The scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding Instrumental Music Education majors. (F)
Malloy Memorial Music Scholarship
A memorial to Pat Malloy, a former band director from this region. The scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding Instrumental Music Education major. (F)
Marion R. Dawson Memorial Music Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Marion R. Dawson estate. It will be awarded to a Music major who is a U. S. citizen with home residence in Oklahoma. It will be funded on the basis of academic merit and need. (F)
Mary Griffin Music Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student in good academic standing. (F)
Merle Taff Memorial Music Scholarship
A memorial to Merle Taff, former choral director of SWOSU. The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Vocal Music major. (F)
Music Performance Scholarships
Music Performance Scholarships are available from the Department of Music. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA, complete at least 12 hours toward their degree each semester, and participate in a Department of Music performance ensemble.
Orchestra Scholarship Fund
Established by friends and supporters of the Music department for scholarships to full-time students that are U.S. citizens with home residence in Oklahoma. Award based on financial need. (F)
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Scholarship
Awarded annually to an outstanding music major.
Ruth Nichols Memorial Scholarship
Established by the family of Ruth Nichols for a student majoring in Vocal/Keyboard Music Education. (F)
Tau Beta Sigma Award
Marching band award given each fall to the outstanding member of the University Marching Band.
Other SWOSU Scholarships
For more scholarships available at SWOSU, visit the Student Financial Services site.