Music Scholarships

Department Scholarships

Scholarships are available through the Music Program at Seminole State. To be considered for music scholarships, students must:

  1. Complete the FAFSA and be in good standing with Seminole State College
  2. Complete the scholarship application available from the building office supervisor
  3. Audition for the full-time music faculty.

Music Scholarship auditions are held in April of each Spring Term. Audition requirements and details are available from the Music Program coordinator, full-time music faculty or online. Please adhere to all published information. Returning students can also use their jury as a scholarship audition.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for department scholarships, students must:

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA in the music program sequence, which includes:
    1. Music Theory
    2. Class Piano (not required for piano focus)
    3. Applied Lesson
    4. An ensemble (Four ensemble credits may be paid for by scholarship over the time you attend the program.)
  • Show adequate progress in their General Education course requirements
  • Maintain a 2.5 overall college GPA
  • Remain in good standing with the college and the department.

Foundation Scholarships

The Foundation for Seminole State College awards scholarships every semester for students based on a wide variety of qualifications and situations. Visit the Foundation Scholarship Application page each semester to apply. Below is a listing of the current music-specific Foundation Scholarships.

Dr. Burt H. Perinchief Endowed Scholarship in Choral Music

Established to honor the professor’s legacy upon his retirement, the Dr. Burt H. Perinchief Endowed Scholarship in Choral Music provides assistance to graduates and residents of Seminole County who participate in the Choral Music program and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.

The Norm Lewis Musical Theatre Scholarship (musical theatre student)

Mr. Lewis, from Eatonville, is a Broadway star, solo performer and television actor. At the 50th anniversary celebration for Seminole State, an endowed scholarship was established in his name.

Laurel Ellmore Memorial Scholarship (vocal student)

Mrs. Ellmore was a Seminole County Music Teacher and charter member of the Seminole Community Chorus. The scholarship was established by the music community in her memory.

Jack Longfellow Family Endowed Band Scholarship (instrumental student)

Mr. Longfellow played trumpet in the Community Symphonic Band for 36 years.  At the time of his passing, the music community, along with his family, established this scholarship.

For more information on these scholarships, email Robin Parker, Music Program coordinator, or call her at 407.708.2038.

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