Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Incoming Student Scholarships

Incoming Student Scholarships are available for incoming students (freshman, transfer and graduate) from partial to full-tuition. The Prospective Student Audition serves as the scholarship audition for Incoming Student Scholarship awards. Scholarships are offered to outstanding students following the students' individual audition. The awards are renewable for four years (eight semesters) during study as a music major in the CSULB Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, in accordance with the following requirements:

  • Remain a full-time matriculated student with a minimum of 12 units completed per semester.
  • Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5
  • Enroll and participate in assigned performing ensembles
  • Maintain satisfactory progress toward completion of the degree

Scholarship checks come at the conclusion of each semester.

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Endowed Foundation Scholarships

Endowed scholarships are available to all full-time students who are currently enrolled as music majors in the Bob Cole Conservatory. Auditions for endowed scholarships are held during the Spring Semester of each year. First year full-time students (freshman, transfers and graduate) become eligible during their first semester in attendance.

Many students benefit from the support of our generous benefactors. Endowed scholarship awards come in addition to any departmental scholarship awards and are one-year only awards.

The following endowed scholarships are among those granted for outstanding musical achievement:

1. Bob Cole Scholarships

Offered to incoming undergraduate and graduate students, up to full-tuition for four years.

2. Alfred H. Caplan

Student must have a financial need and use the money with the expectation of continuing an opera singing career beyond graduation.

3. Gerald R. Daniel Memorial

General scholarship requirements.

4. Dramatic Allied Arts Guild Scholarship

Sophomore, junior or senior majoring in Art, Design, Dance, Music or Theatre Arts and enrolled in 12 units during the following year.

5. Fine Arts Affiliates Scholarships

Full-time undergraduate students (12 or more units); five awards each year to the School of Fine Arts—one each to Art, Design, Dance, Music and Theater Arts.

6. Leonard Hirschberg

This fund is to assure flexibility to assist students in the process of educational research.

7. Mary E. Israel Music Scholarship

For undergraduate and graduate music students; funds to be used for educational expenses.

8. Lillian Newman Komaroff

For outstanding full-time student majoring in Performance. Will rotate among the Dance, Music, and Theatre Arts departments.

9. Virginia Mountney Memorial Scholarship

For one women continuing with piano major; undergraduate with 3.0 G.P.A.

10. Fred Ohlendorf

Continuing, undergraduate music students

11. Opera Scholarships

Music students with a concentration in opera are eligible; must have financial need; funds to be used for educational expenses.

12. KKJZ Scholarships

Awarded to undergraduate and graduate jazz major.

13. Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation Scholarship

Full and partial tuition awarded annually to selected undergraduate and graduate jazz voice majors.

14. Beau and Jo France Graduate Jazz Studies Scholarship

Awarded to one graduate jazz studies major for two years of study.

15. Presser Foundation Scholarship

Outstanding second semester junior music students are eligible; minimum GPA 3.5; funds used for educational expenses—$2,500.

16. J. Raymond and Dorothy Siegfreid

Awarded to undergraduate vocal or instrumental music major.

17. Sigma Alpha Iota

Music students; funds to be used for educational expenses.

18. Gerald Strang

Upper division or graduate students; funds to be used for educational expenses. Awarded to a composition student during odd years and a string student or pianist during even years.

19. Women's Music Club of Long Beach Scholarship

General scholarship requirements.

20. Howard Still Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to upper-division undergraduate choral/vocal music majors—$1,000.

21. Patricia Catalan Cinco Scholarship

Awarded by audition for student in the field of piano—$1,000.

22. Tom Talbert Jazz Scholarship

$4,000 for one year awarded to two Jazz Studies majors by the Tom Talbert estate; selection by Director of Jazz Studies and Director of Bob Cole Conservatory.

23. Paul C. Lindsey III Memorial Scholarship

$2,000 per year for a continuing student who shows exceptional achievement and promise in music composition.

24. Donald Andrus Composition Prize

One award per year for a composer who demonstrates creative achievement in electronic music.

25. Yamaha Corporation of America

Scholarship for an outstanding undergraduate instrumental student—$2,500.

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