Thank you for your interest in the Lowcountry Wind Symphony scholarship program. The deadline for the 2021 scholarship has passed, but it's never too early to start thinking about next year! Click here to download the High School Student application. Once you have completed the application sign, scan, and upload the following documents to the form at the bottom of this page:
Application (signed by student applicant and for High School Students a parent or guardian signature),
Letter(s) of recommendation from school director and, if applicable, private lesson instructor,
Statement of how an LWS Scholarship will contribute to your pursuit of a degree in music, and
250-500 word essay on selected topic.
Click here to download the College Student application. Once you have completed the application, sign, scan, and upload the following documents at the bottom of this page:
Application (signed by student applicant)
500-1000 word essay on selected topic
College Transcripts - all collegiate level courses.
Please note that only the scholarship award winner(s) will be notified.
General Information: The Lowcountry Wind Symphony (LWS) scholarship program is for students in instrumental, voice or related music discipline who have chosen music as their college major and have been accepted into an accredited music program at the collegiate level. The scholarship(s) may be awarded based on merit and/or need as determined by a committee. The dollar amount and number of scholarships awarded each year will be at the discretion of the LWS Board of Directors based on the recommendations of the Scholarship Committee. Scholarship funds may be paid directly to the student awardee or the college/university at the Board's discretion.
At the time of application, student applicants must meet the following scholarship selection criteria: High School Students:
Students must be enrolled and in good standing at the senior class level (grade 12) in a Beaufort Public Schools high school or private high school in Beaufort/Jasper County or have graduated from high school and are a resident of Beaufort/Jasper county. Students who attend the Governors School (and whose parents/guardians reside in Beaufort or Jasper county) may be considered for a scholarship aware.
Applicants must have been accepted into a national or international accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university and accepted into an accredited national or international Conservatory and/or School of Music for the purpose of studying Music and/or Music Education as a major.
Students who have applied to a school of music but are awaiting notification of acceptance may apply for an LWS scholarship. A scholarship decision will not be made nor a scholarship awarded until acceptance is confirmed.
Qualified students who are accepted to a school of music AFTER high school graduation may apply for a scholarship. For example, a student who was on a "wait list" but not yet accepted to a school of music at the time of high school graduation may apply. These students must have met the other application deadline requirements to be considered for scholarship.
Scholarship award applicants must meet a minimum 2.5 GPA while in high school.
Student applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
Students who received a scholarship as outlined under high school above may apply for ongoing scholarship consideration during their college years. The maximum limit for scholarship consideration is 5 years.
Beaufort County School District (or Beaufort/Jasper County private school) students who are accepted to a school of music AFTER high school graduation may apply for a music scholarship (e.g. student was not accepted at the time of graduation from high school but after 1 year of college).
Students must meet a minimum 2.5 GPA at the college level.
Scholarships are limited to Undergraduate (Bachelors) Degrees only. No Graduate level (Masters and beyond) applications will receive scholarship consideration.
While a demonstration of musical talent is important, other issues such as musical background, activities, membership in the Lowcountry Wind Symphony, Lowcountry Youth Wind Symphony, and/or involvement in the Beaufort County Public Schools music program, attitude, and preparation are considered. If you have any questions, please e-mail LWSMusic.Scholarship@gmail.com.