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Performance Scholarships

Application Deadline

The application deadline for Performance Scholarships is March 8, 2024.

The University of La Verne will offer one or two $29,000 per year scholarships in each of the academic programs listed below for the 2024-25 academic year. Scholarships are for incoming freshmen, international, and transfer students only (must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0).  Applicants may not be enrolled in any La Verne course prior to Fall 2024.

Scholarships are renewable annually up to four years of undergraduate study based on the student’s academic progress and participation in their performance scholarship area. Students are strongly encouraged to apply for state and federal financial aid in addition to this scholarship.

Select applicants will be invited to attend Performance Scholarship Day on Friday, April 5, 2024. Scholarship winners will be announced between mid-March to mid-AprilScholarship recipients will have until April 26, 2024 to accept the Performance Scholarship.

One or two scholarships are available in each of the eight areas of visual and performing arts:

Application Requirements

  1. Complete and submit the following application materials by midnight, March 8, 2024.
    • University of La Verne Application (You may use either the La Verne application or the Common Application)
    • Performance Scholarship Supplemental Application (You will need to submit your La Verne application first and set up your admission portal before having access to the Supplemental Application)
    • Performance Scholarship Recommendation (You may upload this to your application portal after application submission or request your recommender to email it to
    • Area Specific Requirements (You may upload these to your application portal after application submission)
    • Resume: Please prepare and submit your one-page resume detailing your work related to the performance scholarship area for which you are applying and upload to your application portal.
  2. Please note: If you choose to submit a test score for admission consideration, the December ACT/SAT will be the last test date that will be honored to be reviewed for admission into the university for performance scholarship applicants.
  3. Each department and/or the Dean’s Office will notify applicants of the interview and selection process by mid-March to mid-April.
  4. Applicants are required to major or minor in the performance area. Please refer to Area Specific Requirements.
  5. Applicants may only apply under one performance area.
  6. Recipients must enroll full-time at the University of La Verne and continuously attend while maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  7. Applicants are required to be fully admitted graduating high school seniors, eligible transfer students, or international students.
  8. Applications and paperwork received after March 8, 2024 will not be accepted.

Any combination of institutional gift (University of La Verne Scholarships, awards, and grants) cannot exceed the total of yearly cost of tuition and fees. The Performance Scholarship is considered a merit scholarship and as such  may not be combined with any other university merit scholarships.