In order to be automatically considered for a music department scholarship, ALL incoming students (first-time freshmen and transfers) must audition OR submit materials by Saturday, January 25, 2019.
Please make sure to complete the CSUEB application process by November 30th, 2018. For more information about our application process, please visit our Apply Now page.
Every year, the Department of Music offers scholarships to incoming and continuing music undergraduate majors. Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional skills in their field.
There is no formal application for these scholarships:
The Robert Bornfield Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student (incoming or continuing) majoring in Music with a declared principal medium voice.
The Bruce H. Hughes Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an incoming music major. To qualify for this opportunity, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
The Eugene Tucker Scholarship is awarded to an incoming undergraduate freshman or undergraduate transfer student admitted to the degree program in Music. To qualify for this
opportunity, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
The Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation Scholarship is awarded to incoming undergraduate freshman or undergraduate transfer students admitted to the degree program in Music. To qualify for this opportunity, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
The Glasow Undergraduate Commission Award provides for the commission and performance of a new composition by an undergraduate composer in the Music Department.
The Lawrence G. Granger and Timothy M. Smith Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students studying Music. Preference will be given to undergraduate students, however graduate students may apply. To qualify for this opportunity, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Teaching Associate assignments primarily involve classroom and laboratory instruction. Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to: classroom or laboratory instruction, making assignments to students, preparing course materials, administering examinations, assessing student performance, tutoring students and determining course grades. Duties can also include assisting faculty with field experience, supervision, simulation exercises and/or research projects.
GTAs (considered G1 CSUEB employees) get paid per course-unit assigned.
Instructional Student Assistant (ISAs) assignments primarily involve teaching, grading and/or tutoring duties.
ISAs are allowed to work a maximum of twenty (20) hours per week. Rates (per hour) vary depending on ISA employment level (1-3).
The Glenn Glasow Graduate Fellowship in Composition is awarded annually to a graduate student who shows outstanding potential as a music composer. Recipients of the fellowship receive financial support for one year of graduate study and are expected to premiere an original composition at the annual Glenn Glasow Memorial Concert in the Spring Semester. This concert, now a longstanding tradition, began during Glasow's lifetime. In 2009, his family established The Glenn Glasow and Yoshiko Kakudo Endowment in Music Composition to ensure that the annual memorial concert continues providing a showcase for works by Cal State East Bay alumni, faculty, and students.
Glasow was a professor of music and Asian studies from 1961 to 1995. Born in Minnesota, he attended Hamline University, studied music in Germany on a Fulbright grant and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. Before joining the faculty at Cal State East Bay, Glasow was the music director at radio station KPFA. In addition to teaching, he was also an active composer and an expert in world music, particularly the music of Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu
There is no formal application for this fellowship. Recipients are selected on the basis of scores submitted through the program application process and through student accomplishments in their private composition lessons.
The California State University system provides graduate students with a number of financial aid
options, including the following:
Graduate Equity Fellowship - provides fellowships for economically disadvantaged Cal State East Bay students who have had success in overcoming educational disadvantages and promotes faculty mentoring and research opportunities. Awards range from $500 to $2,000. Applications are due in June.
Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive (Forgivable Loan) Program - provides financial assistance in the form of a student loan (up to $10,000 a year) to a limited number of individuals pursuing doctoral degrees. The program seeks to provide loans to doctoral students who are interested in applying and competing for CSU instructional faculty positions after completion of the doctoral degree. Applications are due in February.
California Pre-Doctoral Program - provides students with $3,000 to explore and prepare to succeed in doctoral studies through faculty mentoring, scholarly and research opportunities, travel to visit doctoral-granting institutions, membership in professional associations, and attendance at professional conferences. Applications are due in February.
CSU Student Research Competition - annual competition that provides undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to showcase a recently completed research project and to represent Cal State East Bay. Cash prizes are awarded for the most outstanding presentations.
Graduate Student Research Grant - available to promote excellence in graduate scholarly research and creative activity
Scholarships, federal work study, loans, and grants (including those for veterans and those over 60-years of age) are available for graduate study at Cal State East Bay.