Music Scholarships

St. Olaf music scholarships are merit-based scholarships that are awarded to students with exceptional musical talent. Students also may qualify for additional need-based aid, in which case the music scholarship becomes part of the student’s financial aid package.

Christiansen Scholarships
$8,00-$11,500
Cassler Scholarships
$5,000-$7,500
Recognition Scholarships
$2,000-$4,500

The Christiansen, Cassler, and Recognition Scholarships are:

  • Open to students of any major
  • Renewable for four years
  • Require the following:
    • continued enrollment in performance studies (private lessons)
    • ensemble participation in an approved St. Olaf College music ensemble on the award instrument (or, for keyboard scholarship recipients, on a secondary instrument/voice)
    • recommendation of the music faculty

Performance Study (Lesson) Scholarships

Available to music majors only, these awards range from $980 to $1960 per year and cover the cost of required lessons on the student’s approved primary instrument or voice. These scholarships may be awarded in addition to a Christiansen, Cassler or Recognition scholarship.