Department of Music

Scholarships

The question of how to pay for college is one of concern to every parent and student. The general information provided below may be of help to you.

Departmental Scholarships
Ensemble Scholarships (for all students)
University Scholarships
Frequently Asked Questions

Departmental Scholarships

The Department of Music gives annual scholarship awards to music majors. These scholarships are based on performance ability and professional promise. Departmental scholarship award contracts are for up to four years and may impose specific requirements regarding continuance of the major, academic progress, and ensemble participation. 

Lois Durbin Enochs Endowed Scholarships (for freshmen and transfer music majors)

This scholarship fund was established by Jacquelin Emogene Enochs in memory of her mother, Lois Durbin Enochs. If you are a freshman or transfer student entering Harding for the first time this coming fall and majoring in music, we invite and encourage you to audition for a music scholarship.

Need more information? See Frequently Asked Questions below. Also see our Auditions page to learn more about our scholarship audition process. If you don't find the answer, call or e-mail us. We want to help you earn a music scholarship!

Other Endowed Scholarships (for upperclass music majors)

Through the generosity of alumni and friends, the department also awards endowed scholarships in music — the Baggett, Dell, Moore, Richardson, Sanderson, Shearin and Thomas scholarships. These are reserved for upperclassmen who have demonstrated excellence in the work of the department.

Ensemble Scholarships (for all students)

Additional scholarship monies are available to members of the Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, String Quartet, Belles and Beaux, and Good News Singers. These awards are available to non-majors as well as majors. The ensemble directors have discretion in the administration of these funds; address inquiries to them directly.

University Scholarships

Be sure to avail yourself of Harding's general scholarship information. Contact the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible in order to obtain vital information about federal, state, and university scholarships, grants and loan funds.

Music scholarships may be combined with other forms of financial aid in an amount not to exceed the cost of full tuition.

Full-tuition scholarships awarded by the university (the National Merit and Trustee awards) take precedence over music scholarships. The students receiving these awards may not also claim music department scholarships.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the sizes of the scholarships and how many are there?
Can academic scholarships be combined with music scholarships?
Are there other scholarships besides the Enochs awards?
Can I lose my Enochs scholarship?
How do I audition for an Enochs scholarship?

What are the sizes of the scholarships and how many are there?

Scholarships range from $4,000 to a maximum of $16,000 and are divided equally over four years (eight semesters). The number of recipients varies from year to year according to the pool of applicants. The number of recipients will also affect the amount of money we can award to each recipient. The greater your performance ability and musical preparation, the higher the award.

Can academic scholarships be combined with music scholarships?

Academic scholarships may be combined with music scholarships. However, university policy states that the total value of your music and academic scholarships may not exceed full tuition.

Are there other scholarships besides the Enochs awards?

Yes. Departmental performance scholarships are available to members of these ensembles in varying amounts: Belles and Beaux, Chorus, Concert Choir, Good News Singers, Marching Band, Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Other endowed scholarships, described in the university catalog, are awarded to upperclassmen as they demonstrate academic and musical growth. These are added to any Enochs Scholarships they already receive as long as the total value of your music scholarships do not exceed full tuition.

Can I lose my Enochs scholarship?

Yes. The Enochs scholarship is awarded in equal parts each semester for a period of four years. To benefit from the entire award amount, you must enroll and continue as a music major for eight consecutive semesters. Should your cumulative GPA fall below 3.0, or should you have excessive music forum or class absences, your scholarship will be forfeited for the following semester. If you, during that next semester, correct the deficiencies, you may reapply for the remainder of your scholarship award, but the forfeited semester counts as one of the eight semesters of your award. If you do not correct the deficiencies, the remaining scholarship is forfeited.

How do I audition for an Enochs scholarship?

Visit our Auditions page to learn more about our scholarship audition process.

Music Department Contact Information

Music Department
Harding University
Box 10767
Searcy, AR  72149-0767

501-279-4343 (Office)
501-279-4086 (Fax)
music@harding.edu

Music Department
HU Box 10767
Searcy, AR 72149-0767

PHONE
501-279-4343

EMAIL
music@harding.edu

FAX
501-279-4086

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