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

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).

HINT
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