Scholarship Information

The UT Arlington Keyboard Area offers a variety of scholarships for incoming freshman, transfer students, and continuing keyboard students. All scholarships are competitive and based on musical talent and potential for success.  For incoming applicants, the entrance audition will also serve as the scholarship audition. 

Endowed Keyboard Scholarships
The UT Arlington Keyboard Area offers two endowed scholarships to deserving undergraduate Performance or Performance/Pedagogy majors (piano principals).  Endowed scholarships have specific application requiements in addition to the Keyboard Area admission application and requirements.  Please follow application instructions for each endowed scholarship.

Luna Ruth Tinker Endowed Scholarship
In 1996, the Luna Ruth Tinker Scholarship was established with the goal of awarding an annual scholarhsip to outstanding undergraduate keyboard students majoring in piano, organ, or harpsichord. Luna Ruth Tinker was an ardent advocate for the arts and generous supporter of the UT Arlington Music Department.  She began teaching piano in Arlington in 1941 and served as local chair of the National Piano Guild for 20 years.  She was a member of the Fort Worth Piano Teachers Forum for 46 years and was involved with the Van Cliburn Competition since its inception in 1962.  She also served as pianist for First Christian Church of Arlington for more than 60 years. In 2008, on her 90th birthday, the Luna Ruth Scholarship Endowment was established.  The endowment provides an annual scholarship of $2000 to an outstanding keyboard student and was created through the generous donations of Luna Ruth Tinker and her daughter, Carolyn R. Tinker, a retired Assistant Director of Development for the University of New Mexico. 

Scholarship Information:
$2000 per year award
Available to entering or continuing undergraduate keyboard principal students (piano, organ or harpsichord)
Application   (link here)

Mary Frances Reel Memorial Scholarship Endowment 
The Mary Frances Reel Memorial Scholarship was funded by an endowment established in 1998 by the estate of Dr. Ouilda Piner, a former faculty member of the UT Arlington English Department, to honor her niece, Mary Frances Reel. Mary Frances was a resident of Dallas and a talented jazz pianist.  She was the featured performer at local society functions and at one time performed with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra.  The endowment provides the funds for a $10,000 scholarship, paid over four years in the amount of $2500 per year. 

Scholarship Information:
$10,000 four-year award
Renewal is dependent upon evidence of personal and academic achievement
Available to entering freshman Performance and Performance/Pedagogy (piano only)
Application (link here)

Keyboard Area Scholarships
Each year the UT Arlington Keyboard Area provides funding for scholarships to outstanding undergraduate and graduate keyboard students.  Awards are based on talent and potential.  These keyboard scholarships are open to all keyboard Performance and Performance/Pedagogy majors (principals) and all music majors who choose keyboard as their major instrument (concentrates).  Recipients must be enrolled in applied lessons to receive the award. 

Scholarship Information: 
Awards of up to $1000 per semester for entering or continuing undergraduate and graduate keyboard students

Renewable for up to eight semesters, depending on degree option, academic standing, and progress
Recipients must meet the following requirements:
    Enrolled full-time (12 hours or more)
    Enrolled in applied lessons
    Applied lesson semesters will vary depending on degree option
    Maintain a music GPA of 3.0 or better, and an overall GPA of 2.5 or better

Additional Scholarships and Financial Aid

Music Department and Arlington Community Scholarship Auditions
Each spring semester, the UT Arlington Music Department and various Arlington music organizations hold scholarship auditions for all continuing music students.  Keyboard students are encouraged to apply.

For Scholarship Information Contact:
    Dr. Soo Hong Kim
    Department of Music

University Scholarships

The university offers academic scholarships to deserving students.  For information, please contact the Admissions Office or Honors College. (link here)

Financial Aid
Students are encouraged to complete a FAFSA financial form for financial needs.  Students will find a link to the form at the university Financial Aid Office web page (link to financial aid)

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