Let us prove just how much we believe in you.

You’ve worked hard. We’d hate for a little thing like money to be the roadblock between you and your dreams. Schmidt Vocal Competition winners who choose to pursue a career in music may be eligible for need-based scholarship assistance to their college or university of choice.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Singers who are first-, second-, or third-place winners of our national competitions
  • A committee reviews need by evaluating a family’s ability to pay

  • Students are expected to major in Vocal Performance and maintain a 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale

  • Schmidt prefers to provide “last-in” funding. In other words, the student has secured nearly all the necessary tuition through other sources.

Where are our Schmidt Vocal Scholarship recipients?

We are thrilled to provide the boost to help so many worthy singers attend their chosen school and provide support and counseling to secure their college financing. Numerous national conservatories and universities are represented by Schmidt Vocal Scholarship recipients, including: Juilliard School, Mannes School of Music, San Francisco Conservatory, Belmont University, Stetson University, University of Cincinnati, Oberlin College, Miami University, Oklahoma City University, University of Michigan, University of Nevada Las Vegas, and North Carolina School for the Arts.