Music and Drama Scholarships

Scholarships are available every year to students enrolled in music and drama courses. The student will first need to login to myLonestar and complete the Scholarship Application.

Scholarship Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for scholarships:
  • You must be a high school graduate or have earned a GED.
  • You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 to be considered (we will use your high school GPA if you are a new student).
  • You must be enrolled in at least 6 hours at LSC-CyFair, the LSC-Fairbanks Center, and/or the LSC-Cypress Center.
  • You must meet Satisfactory Academic Policy.
    1. You must have declare an academic program other than “undecided” and must be taking courses that apply to that degree/certificate (it does not need to be in music or drama).
    2. You must have successfully completed at least 67% of your cumulative attempted hours. Grades of W, F, I, N, NP, and NR are not considered to be adequate grades for completion.
    3. You may not receive financial assistance beyond 150% of degree requirements (90 hours for an Associate's Degree).
    4. For more information on SAP, click here.
  • You must demonstrate a commitment to the profession by participating in campus activities related to the profession, such as music concerts, plays, and/or musicals.
  • See additional requirements for specific scholarships below.

Scholarships Available

All scholarships are merit based, not need based.
The following named scholarships are available for performers:
  1. Clarence Krueger Memorial Endowment: one scholarship for $1,000
    Criteria: Must attend LSC-CyFair; minimum 2.0 GPA; academic disciplines are Music, Theatre, or Performing Arts; funds to be used for all education related expenses.
    Recipients: Can be a performer or drama technician. Those awarded this scholarship must provide Dr. Brian Herrington with a letter detailing their background and accomplishments.

  2. Susan J. Caldwell Endowments for the Arts: five scholarships for $1,000 (split evenly between fall and spring semester); Awarded to one drama student, one instrumental music student, one vocal music student, one art student, and one best additional applicant.
    Criteria: Must attend LSC-CyFair; minimum 2.0 GPA; must be enrolled in two courses in the Arts, Music, Drama or a combination; funds to be used for tuition, fees, books, and class supplies
    Recipients: Can be a performer, drama technician, or artist. Those awarded these scholarships must send letters to Mrs. Caldwell detailing their background and accomplishments.

LSC-CyFair also provides additional scholarship funding of varying amounts to students, based on fund availability and demonstrated merit.

Audition/Interview Requirements


Instrumentalists should be prepared to play a one-minute excerpt from an etude, a solo, or from the band literature. Please choose an excerpt that effectively showcases your skills at an appropriate level.

Classical/Operatic Singers

Classical/operatic singers should prepare a memorized solo of no more than 2-3 minutes in length. Prepared solos may be art songs (lieder), folk songs, hymns, pop songs, or musical theatre songs that best highlight their singing levels and styles. Singers should provide sheet music for an accompanist whom the department will provide.

Pop Singers

Pop singers should prepare two memorized, contrasting excerpts from songs. Singers are asked for each to be at least 32 bars long, though they will likely be cut short during the audition process. Singers should provide sheet music for an accompanist (pianist) whom the department will provide.


Actors should prepare two contrasting, short monologues not to exceed two minutes in combined length. Please prepare one contemporary comedic monologue and one dramatic monologue, each from a different modern (written within the last 25 years) published play. Singing actors may prepare a short excerpt (16-32 bars). They should provide sheet music for an accompanist (we will provide a pianist) or be prepared to sing it a cappella (without accompaniment). It is encouraged, though not required, to also send a letter of recommendation from a high school drama faculty and/or community theatre director.

Theatre Technicians

Please create a portfolio that includes production photos of designs or builds and sample technical paperwork (set construction drawings, cue or lighting paperwork, stage management prompt book, etc.). A resume may be submitted in lieu of a portfolio. It is encouraged, though not required, to also send a letter of recommendation from a high school drama faculty and/or community theatre director.

Audition/Interview Dates

Auditions/Interviews for Music and Drama will be announced very soon, here and on our social media. Stay tuned!

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