Indiana University Music Scholarships

The Rasmussen Awards are funded by an endowment given to Indiana University Southeast by Mrs. Naomi K. Rasmussen of New Albany, Indiana.

The Indiana University Foundation holds the fund in trust, and a percentage of the fund’s earnings are awarded annually to exceptional students in the performing arts.

Purpose of the Awards : The Rasmussen Awards are intended to strengthen and support the performing arts at Indiana University.

Southeast by offering talented students monetary assistance for full participation in musical, theatrical, or dance performing groups.

Award Amounts :  Award amounts vary with each student. Students who qualify will be awarded funds which may cover tuition and fees for up to 30 credit hours per academic year.

The amount of the award is credited to the student’s account when fees are calculated during the registration periods. The IUS Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid supervises these student award accounts.

Awards are given on a year-to-year basis. A student in good standing who has fulfilled previous award obligations may apply each year for the award. Please be aware, however, that these awards are competitive.

Qualifications Rasmussen Awards in Music are made with consideration to the following criteria :

CPT Online Practice Test
  • the quality of the audition performance
  • the student’s record of experience and success in musical performance
  • the student’s academic record (a minimum GPA of 2.5 is required)
  • letters of recommendation from the student’s primary instructor(s)
  • the potential for the applicant to contribute to the performing group(s)

Obligations: Students receiving Rasmussen Awards will be expected to participate fully in at least one appropriate IU Southeast performing group. A vocalist, for example, will be expected participate in Concert Choir or The IU Southeast Choral Arts Society.

An oboist will be expected to participate in Concert Band or Orchestra. A pianist will be expected to participate in a chamber ensemble and/or to accompany student ensembles or performers.

The level and area of participation will be determined by the award committee and be specified in the award letter.

In cases where the recipient has not fulfilled the prescribed obligations of the award, the Award Committee reserves the right to rescind the full amount of the award.

Application deadline for Indiana University Music Scholarships :

Saturday, November 13, 2010
9:30AM – 3:30PM

Saturday, February 5, 2011
1:00PM – 5:00PM

Saturday, March 12, 2011
9:30AM – 4:00PM

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