BS-MIS Scholarships

The Delta Music Institute awards a limited numbers of music industry scholarships each year to incoming freshmen and incoming transfer students from community colleges.

 Guidelines (for incoming freshmen):

• Student must be an incoming freshman declaring music industry studies as the major
• Student must have earned a minimum 3.0 overall GPA in high school
• BS-MIS scholarship recipients must have a minimum semester GPA of 2.75 each semester they are receiving the scholarship. In the event that a recipient’s semester GPA is less than 2.75, the scholarship will be revoked for that semester and the former scholarship recipient will be responsible for any and all fees incurred as a result of the revocation.

Application Process (for incoming freshmen): 

• Students must submit an application form (Click here)
• Students must submit a 500 word essay highlighting
(a) accomplishments and extracurricular activities
(b) student areas of interest in the music industry
• Students must submit one letter of recommendation from a high school faculty member familiar with the student’s academic work
• All material must be sent to the Director of the Delta Music Institute (DSU Box 3114)

• Deadline for submission of scholarship application materials must be postmarked on or before March 1

Guidelines (for transfer students): 

• Student must be an incoming music industry studies student, declaring music industry studies as the major
• Student must have earned a minimum 2.5 overall GPA on 60 hours of work
• BS-MIS scholarship recipients must have a minimum semester GPA of 2.50 each semester they are receiving the scholarship. In the event that a recipient’s semester GPA is less than 2.50, the scholarship will be revoked for that semester and the former scholarship recipient will be responsible for any and all fees incurred as a result of the revocation. 

Application Process (for transfer students): 

• Students must submit an application form (Click Here)
• Students must submit a 500 word essay highlighting
(a) accomplishments and extracurricular activities while attending community college
(b) student goals and objectives in the music industry
• Students must submit one letter of recommendation from an instructor familiar with the student’s academic work
• All material must be sent to the Director of the Delta Music Institute (DSU Box 3114)

• Deadline for submission of scholarship application materials must be postmarked on or before March 1

As funds are available, In The Pocket Scholarships are offered to students meeting the criteria below seeking additional financial assistance.

Guidelines (for students): 

• Student must be a declared music industry studies major
• Student must have earned a minimum 2.5 overall GPA at the time of scholarship application
• Student must have completed FASFA application requirements through the DSU Financial Aid Office
• Student must qualify for Pell Grant
• BS-MIS scholarship recipients must have a minimum semester GPA of 2.50 each semester they are receiving the scholarship. In the event that a recipient’s semester GPA is less than 2.50, the scholarship will be revoked for that semester and the former scholarship recipient will be responsible for any and all fees incurred as a result of the revocation.

Application Process (for students): 

• Students must submit an application form (Click Here)
• Students must submit a 250 word essay describing the greatest area of need while a student at Delta State
• Students must submit one letter of recommendation from an instructor familiar with the students’ academic work
• All material must be sent to the Director of the Delta Music Institute (DSU Box 3114)

• Contact the DMI office for further information.

 

Selection Process For All Scholarships:

• The Delta Music Institute Scholarship Committee will review applications and notify each applicant their award status.