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Music Scholarships

The Music Department is pleased to offer several distinct scholarships for students pursuing a degree in music. 


Stutzman Family Foundation Music Scholarship(S)

Students applying for the Bachelor's degree in Music at Southern will be considered for a Stutzman Family Foundation Scholarship on the basis of their musical audition and review of their application materials. Award amounts vary and are awarded each semester (up to an aggregate total of eight semesters) provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criterion.

Eligibility Criterion

  • Declared Music Major
  • Minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA
  • Enrolled in a department-based music ensemble every semester
  • Enrolled in a department-based applied lesson (primary instrument) every semester

Application Process


Students who wish to be considered for a Stutzman Family Foundation music scholarship must:

  • Complete an online application
  • Complete an on-campus audition and/or interview
  • Successfully apply and gain acceptance into Southern Connecticut State University (New/Transfer students)

Scholarship applications must be submitted by February 1, 2018. Upon receipt of your application, you will be scheduled for an audition and notified via email.

All scholarship applicants will be notified of their scholarship status by Monday, April 2, 2018.

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Bellmore family scholarship*

Established by Mr. Roger Bellmore, a graduate of Southern and an avid musician, the Bellmore Family Scholarship is available to assist music majors as they prepare themselves for careers in the arts.


Jack and Anne Litten Memorial Scholarship*

The Jack and Anne Litten Memorial Scholarship Fund was first established in 1995 by Jack Litten in honor of his late wife, Anne. Dr. Litten passed away in 1999 and the scholarship was renamed to honor them both for their lifelong dedication to children, teaching, music and the arts.


Edward and Jean Mack Art & Music Endowed Scholarship*

The Edward and Jean Mack Art & Music Endowed Scholarship was established in 2000 to assist Southern students who are majoring in either Music or Art.