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College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships

Music Scholarships

Applied Music Scholarship

This scholarship may be applied for after the first semester of study in applied music at Saint Xavier. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in applied music courses and a 3.0 GPA in all music courses while maintaining an overall 2.0 GPA. The applicant must also be actively involved and demonstrate positive leadership in music department activities.

Edwin J. and Mildred B. Keene Scholarship in Art and Music

(Rotates between the Art and Design and Music Departments)

Established in 1997 by Dr. Carol A. Keene '61 to honor her parents, Edwin J. and Mildred B. Keene, this scholarship will be awarded on a rotating basis to a student enrolled in the Saint Xavier University Department of Art & Design or Music.  In the Department of Music, the Keene Scholarship will be awarded to an entering freshman who should have an overall high school GPA of 2.5 in a 4.0 system and who has declared Music as a major.  The scholarship will be awarded upon a departmental audtiotn with the music faculty (or a tape for an out-of-state student). 

The recipient will be eligible to renew the scholarship during his/her college career by maintaining a 3.0 GPA in music classes and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in a 4.0 system.  If the recipient changes his/her major from music, he/she shall forfeit the scholarship.

Daniel Lawrence Music Award

The Daniel Lawrence Music Award is an annual award that benefits a declared music major at Saint Xavier. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and submit a written essay on why he/she wants to major in music, and what he/she intends to do with the degree. This award was established through the generosity of Mr. Otis and Mrs. Janis '97 Lawrence.

McShane Scholarship

This scholarship is available to incoming students majoring in music with a minimum GPA of 2.5 upon their admission to Saint Xavier University.

Sinon and Catherine O'Donohue Scholarship

This scholarship is available to freshmen students who are declared music majors. Applicants must also demonstrate a talent for piano and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. This award was established through the generosity and vision of the late-Sister Mary Simeon O'Donohue '52 in memory of her parents. Additional donors to the scholarship fund are the friends and family of Sinon and Catherine O'Donohue.