Each year, Schmidt Vocal Arts gives away over $450,000 in cash awards and scholarships.

The information below is for the High School Competition only. Interested in the Undergraduate Awards? Click HERE.

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
Most Promising Sophomore, $100

Matching Scholarships with Host Organizations

Should you place among the top three winners at the competition, whether live or virtual, 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).

If you’re interested in one of our host institutions for your undergraduate education, consider competing at that location for a chance to win our matching scholarship. While you’re there, take a campus tour, enjoy a performance, and discover a new city!

Schmidt Vocal Scholarships