Each year, Schmidt Vocal Arts gives away over $250,000 in cash awards and scholarships.

Program Changes due to COVID-19

Winners in the competition receive the following cash awards:

Cash Awards

First Place, $2,500
Second Place, $2,000
Third Place, $1,500
Finalists, $250
Encouragement, $100
Best Sophomore, $100

Matching Scholarships with Host Organizations

Should you place among the top three winners at the competition, you may also qualify for a $4,000 matching scholarship to the host institution where you compete. Applicants must apply and meet university requirements, and a matching scholarship must be provided by the host institution. Scholarships will be dispersed over four years of study ($1,000 per year).

Schmidt Vocal Scholarships