The award process for prospective undergraduate music majors is unique to the school of music. Your awards will be issued in phases that combine together to form your total award package.

Academic Award

Award Phase 1 (up to $25,000)
Applicants to the Mary Pappert School of Music must first be Provisionally Accepted to Duquesne University before moving on to the music audition (typically, applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or better to receive provisional acceptance). An official letter of provisional acceptance will be issued to the applicant along with an Academic Award that reflects their academic merit.

Audition Award

Award Phase 2 (up to $1,000)
Applicants that pass their music audition and have been fully accepted to the Mary Pappert School of Music automatically receive the Audition Award. An official letter of full acceptance will be issued to the applicant along with notification of the additional award.

Enhancement Award

Award Phase 3 (up to full tuition; faculty nomination required)
Fully accepted students that display outstanding talent and musical potential during the audition process have the opportunity to receive additional support from the school of music in the form of an Enhancement Award. These prestigious honors are reserved for the most deserving students and can cover up to 100% of tuition.

Questions about deadlines and documents?

View the Undergraduate Admission Timeline

Did you know?

As an enrolled student, you can apply and compete for additional funding to support your education.
Check out some of our recent endowed scholarship recipients. Students are also eligible to join the Gig List and be paid for performing through our Hire-a-Musician program.


If you want to learn more about scholarships, contact our Music Admissions team.

Music Admissions

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