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 high school regional 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 Vocal Arts scholarships are typically used to close gaps left by other sources of funding, also known as “last dollar” scholarships.

  • SVA offers some merit-based college scholarships if the applicant has no “unmet” need.

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: Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Carnegie Mellon University, Curtis Institute of Music, Eastman School of Music, Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School of Music, Miami University, New England Conservatory of Music, Northwestern University, Oklahoma City University, Peabody Institute, Stetson University, University of Cincinnati, Oberlin College, University of Michigan, University of Nevada Las Vegas, and University of North Carolina School for the Arts.