Mr. Paul F. Brown had a great love of music. He showed his love of music by supporting local music organizations such as the Baton Rouge Opera, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and the LSU School of Music and sharing that love with his family and closest friends. The purpose of this scholarship, named in his honor, is to support students that also have a demonstrated love of music.

Each year, subject to availability of funds, up to two scholarships are awarded to first year students planning to major in Arts in Music, Music and/or Music Education at Louisiana State University College of Music.

Each scholarship award is $1,500 per semester (Fall and Spring only) for a maximum of two consecutive semesters. Scholarship awards shall be used toward tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and other educational expenses such as the purchase of a musical instrument or musical equipment.

In addition to submitting the Common Application, applicants must submit the following:

  • Transcript
  • Academic resume
  • Letter of recommendation from a music teacher or someone that can speak about your musical talents, aspirations and/or accomplishments.
  • Personal Statement: Your personal statement should reflect your demonstrated love of music. Please provide a personal statement, approximately 350-500 words that incorporate the following:
  1. What instrument(s) do you play?
  2. List your high school musical activities and describe your involvement in each.
  3. List your music honors and achievements.
  4. What do you consider your most rewarding musical experience?
  5. What are your career plans and goals for the future?
  6. Please state your reasons for applying for this scholarship.

Applications must be submitted by May 1. All applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decisions within two months of the due date.

To maintain the scholarship, each recipient must maintain fulltime status as an undergraduate, as defined by Louisiana State University and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA Students must provide the Foundation with an official transcript and proof of fulltime enrollment to receive the second semester payment.

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