Music Merrit

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 may be awarded to a twelfth (12th) grade high school student participating in a high school level music program and planning to major in music in college.

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 the Spring.


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, 3-5 minute video linked to YouTube or Vimeo
  • Personal essay describing how you would use this scholarship to further your music education
  • Recent school type photograph

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

Please email your Application Packet to or mail physical copy to:

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


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 submit it.

To make a donation to the scholarship fund, please click below.