Delta State University offers several types of scholarships as a way to recognize students who have achieved academic excellance. More information and application forms are available from the Office of Admissions.
Delta Music Institute Scholarships
The Delta Music Institute recognizes students through its scholarship and awards programs. In addition to general university scholarships a number of scholarships are offered specifically to students who are pursuing a music industry stuides degree (BSMIS). Some DMI scholarships have specific additonal requirements described below. Most of these scholarships are offered every year, but some are not. The dollar value of each award also varies somewhat from year to year. Eligible students must be enrolled full-time at DSU and be a declared Music Industry Studies (BSMIS) major with an overall GPA of 3.0 or above. Scholarships and awards are available for undergraduate study up to the completion of 124 earned hours. In the event that a recipient’s overall GPA falls below the scholarhip requirements, the scholarship will be revoked and the former recipient will be responsible for any and all fees incurred as a result of the revocation. Dismissal from the University for any reason will result in forfeiture of all scholarships and awards. In-State residents are required to complete the Mississippi Office of Financial Aid application. All scholarship applications are reviewed by the DMI scholarship committee. Applicants are notifed of their award status by the start of the fall semester for March 1st applications and within two weeks for all other applications.
To apply for a DMI scholarship, download and print the scholarship application form, complete it, and return it to the Delta Music Institute, 1003 W. Sunflower Rd, DSU Box 3114, Cleveland, MS 38733. In general, you need only submit one application to be considered for any DMI scholarship that you may be eligible for with the exception of the Morris Scholarship (click here for Morris Scholarship application). Applications must be submitted by the designated deadline to be considered for the upcoming fall semester. Contact the DMI office for any additional information.
Funds for BSMIS scholarships are provided by the support and generosity of the Friends of DMI. This scholarship is designated for incoming freshmen who declare music industry studies as their major.
Funds for BSMIS scholarships are provided by the support and generosity of the Friends of DMI. This scholarship is designated for incoming transfers who have successfully completed a minimum of 60 hours of work and declared music industry studies as their major.
Funds for BSMIS scholarships are provided by the support and generosity of the Friends of DMI. This scholarship is designated for music industry majors seeking additional financial assistance. Students must have completed FASFA application requirements through the DSU Financial Aid Office and must qualify for Pell Grant.
This scholarship is designated for a music industry studies major who is enrolled in DMI 361/362 as a bass guitarist. This scholarship was established in memory of legendary Delta musician George Allen by his many fans and friends. Click here for George Allen bio.
Through the generosity of recording artist Steve Azar and his St. Cecilia Foundation, scholarships are available to first time freshman students from the 18-county Delta region who are declaring a major in music industry studies (BS-MIS), or interdisciplinary studies (BSIS with 1-2 DMI concentrations). Full time music industry majors in good academic standing may apply yearly for this scholarship, providing funds are available. Steve is a native of Greenville, Mississippi and serves as artist-in-residence for the Delta Music Institute program. For information on Steve Azar, visit www.steveazar.com.
In 2013, this scholarship was established by fans, friends, and family to honor the memory of legendary Delta musician and bandleader Duff Dorrough. This scholarship is designated for a music industry studies major and requires participation in DMI leadership activities. For look at the life of this talented artist and musician, click here.
Through the generosity of Jutta Karnstedt Ferretti, the BSMIS program is able to offer an annual scholarship to a qualifying student. This scholarship is designated for a music industry studies major and requires participation in DMI leadership activities.
Established in 2007 by Jason and Lori Morris to support student musicians, these scholarships are awarded to students who meet scholarship requirements and who audition and participate in one of the DMI performing ensembles. Preference is given to music industry studies majors. Morris Band Scholarship applicants must hold an overall GPA of 2.75 and the Morris Scholar applicants must hold an overall GPA of 3.0.
Established in 2013 by physician Dr. Bennie Wright to offer support to undergraduate students, this scholarship is available to music industry studies majors and requires participation in DMI leadership activities.
Through the generosity of the Annenburg Foundation, the DMI Mobile Lab program is able to offer scholarships to eligible students enrolled in one of the following degree programs: BSMIS, BSIS, and BA of Music. In addition, applicants must be a current or former Mobile Lab team member in good standing. Mobile Lab Scholarship applicants must submit a resume and recommendation letter from DSU faculty member.