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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.Auditions page to learn more about our scholarship audition process.
Music Department Contact Information
Searcy, AR 72149-0767