Wheeling Jesuit University offers several scholarships for students involved in campus music activities. Students may qualify for additional financial aid beyond the scholarships named below. For more scholarships and financial aid, see www.wju.edu/admissions/finaid.
Band Scholarships Scholarships (renewable for four years) are available for both the Symphonic Band ($1,000 per semester) and Pep Band ($500 per semester). If a student chooses to participate in both the Pep Band and Symphonic Band, up to $1,500 per semester, or $3,000for the academic year, can be earned. Symphonic Band Scholarships are available to woodwind, brass, string and percussion players. Pep Band scholarship are available to woodwind, brass and percussion players.
Given over a four-year period, the Choral Award is based on competitive auditions and interviews that take place early in the spring. Auditions are open to entering freshmen with choral experience. Recipients must participate in the University's choral groups each year to receive the entire award.
Music Ministry Award
Given over a four-year period, the Music Ministry Award is based on competitive auditions and interviews that take place early in the spring. Auditions are open to freshmen with liturgical music experience. Recipients must actively participate in the chapel music programs, including four concerts per year.
Mount de Chantal Music Scholarship
A one-year renewable scholarship of $10,000 is awarded annually to an incoming freshman female student who maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and participates actively in music performance on campus in a conducted ensemble. Made possible by the Sisters of the Visitation, who for 160 years operated Mount de Chantal Visitation Academy in Wheeling, the scholarship continues their legacy of nurturing musical talent in an exemplary educational setting. Applicants must be faith-filled high school seniors with a record of Christian service, a minimum high school GPA of 3.5, and a minimum score of 1100 on the SAT and/or 24 on the ACT. An essay is required for consideration, and finalists will be invited to campus for an audition and interview.