Music Merit Scholarship 2022-2023

The Women’s Symphony League of Tyler is honored to announce the Music Merit Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually by the Women’s Symphony League of Tyler and the Junior Symphony League of Tyler.

The Music Merit Scholarship is comprised of a $1,500 first place and a $1,000 second place scholarships to be awarded to declared music majors; a well-rounded, full-time student enrolled and currently attending a college or university. The music major student may be academically classified as an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral student. A $500 scholarship to be awarded to a twelfth (12th ) grade high school student participating in a high school level music program.

The selection committee for the Music Merit Scholarship is comprised of select members of the Women’s Symphony League of Tyler. All applicants must meet all the Rules, Guidelines, and Criteria to be considered, as the items required in the Application Packet are weighted equally and the awarding of the scholarship is based only on these components.

The Music Merit Scholarship winner will be announced in Spring 2023.


Please include the following in your completed packet:

  • Completed and Signed Music Merit application
  • Three letters of recommendation.  Please download the Music Merit Letter of Recommendation
  • Sealed official transcript(s)
  • Video performance submission, preferably a link to YouTube or Vimeo
  • Personal essay describing how you would use this scholarship to further your music education
  • Recent school type photograph
  • Non-refundable $10.00 administration fee payable to the Women’s Symphony League of Tyler

Your application Packet must be complete to be considered for the Scholarship.

Please mail your Application Packet to:

Women’s Symphony League of Tyler
Music Merit Scholarship
P.O. Box 6823
Tyler, TX 75711

Submissions may be hand-delivered to:

East Texas Symphony Office
Music Merit Scholarship
107 E. Erwin St.
Tyler, TX 75702

(If the $10.00 administrative fee presents a financial hardship, please contact the WSL office.)


You may also complete and email the application electronically.  Note:  if the application opens in your browser and does not allow you to fill out the fields, please download the application to your computer first, and then you will be able to fill it out and use the email button in the form to submit it.

To pay scholarship application fees or make a donation to the scholarship fund, please click below.

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