Siena Heights University awards scholarships and grants for students who enroll full-time (12 or more hours) in undergraduate courses on the Adrian campus.
For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at 517-264-7180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic Scholarship Competition Days 2014
First-time freshmen who apply, are accepted to Siena Heights University and who have a 3.5 cumulative high school GPA or higher are eligible to compete during SHU's Academic Scholarship Competition Days 2014. Scholarships available are:
- Trustee Full-Tuition Scholarship
- Presidential Scholarship
- Dean’s Scholarship
Students must attend an Academic Scholarship Competition Day to be considered. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. each day with the program beginning at 9 a.m. Dates for this year’s competitions are:
- Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014
- Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014
To Register for an Academic Scholarship Competition Day, click on the button below.
IMPORTANT: Students must be applied and accepted to Siena Heights University to compete. To apply to SHU, click on the button below.
• The Trustee Full-Tuition Scholarship is Siena Heights University’s most prestigious scholarship. It is awarded annually to three, high-achieving high school seniors whose academic record demonstrates excellence. Recipients are selected on the basis of interviews conducted on the day of the Academic Scholarship Competition, as well as on the strength of the secondary school academic record. The scholarship covers the cost of full-time tuition at Siena Heights University and is renewable over the four years of a student’s undergraduate enrollment at SHU. (Recipients must maintain a 3.2 minimum college GPA at Siena for renewal. NOTE: Trustee Scholarship recipients are not eligible for other SHU scholarships.)
• The Presidential and Dean’s Scholarships are awarded to well-qualified high school seniors who have earned a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher in secondary school work. Recipients are selected on the basis of interviews conducted on the day of the Academic Scholarship Competition. The Presidential and Dean’s Scholarships range in value from $7,500 to $16,000, and are renewable over the four years of a student’s undergraduate enrollment at Siena. (Recipients must maintain a 3.0 minimum college GPA at SHU for renewal.)
For more information about Academic Scholarship Competition Days, contact the SHU Admissions Office at 264-7180 or email@example.com.
Arts Scholarship Days 2014
High school juniors, seniors or transfer students who would like to major in music or perform in the choir, band, marching band, orchestra, or jazz band can schedule a music audition and campus visit during our Arts Scholarships Days @ Siena. Scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students! Students will have the opportunity to meet with current scholarship recipients, have an individual meeting with their admissions representative and audition with SHU music, art and theater faculty.
Visitors are also encouraged to enhance their visit to SHU with a campus tour and complementary lunch in SHU's new McLaughlin University Center.
Arts Scholarship Days will be conducted on the following remaining dates:
- Friday, February 14, 2014 (seniors and transfer students only)
- Friday, March 14, 2014 (juniors and transfer students only)
- Friday, April 11, 2014 (juniors and transfer students only)
Please contact the Admissions Office if these dates don’t work with your schedule. Alternative dates and times can be discussed for your audition. (Note: First-time freshmen entering in Fall 2014 need to complete their audition by March 1, 2014.).
Art Portfolio Reviews begin @ 11 a.m.
Theater Auditions begin @ 11 a.m.
Music, Choir and Band Auditions begin @ 1 p.m.
Pre-registration is required. Contact the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-264-7180 for more information.
What to Bring/How to Prepare
Prospective Music Major Audition
Your audition should demonstrate a high level of preparation. Please bring a résumé (a list of your musical experience) to your audition, as well as your most recent transcript and ACT scores. Also please prepare the following:
Vocal (choirs) Audition
- Solo performance of two contrasting pieces (preferably from different time periods). Vocalists should perform one piece in a foreign language, if possible.
- Students will also be tested on their proficiency in scales, as well as sight-reading abilities. A music theory placement exam will also be conducted.
Vocalists, your audition/interview will include the following:
Instrumental (bands) Audition
- Perform a solo of your choice
- Check of sight-reading ability
- Check of musical memory
- Check of range and tone quality
Instrumentalists, your audition/interview will include the following:
- Perform two excerpts demonstrating technical and lyrical abilities
- Perform two major scales of the student’s choice, as well as the instrument’s full range chromatic scale
- Brief sight-reading example
Your audition/interview should include the following:
Here are some additional things to prepare:
- A high level of preparation demonstrating the ability and confidence to present when speaking about works of theater.
- We love seeing additional exposure to theater outside of school, including further lessons and productions.
- Please bring a résumé, including a list of works in which you have participated.
- Head shots are optional.
- We recommend that you bring copies of your transcripts and test scores for review.
Musical Theater Audition
- Two contrasting monologues: 60 seconds in length each.
- Sing 32 bars of music of your choice (SHU will provide accompaniment. Please bring any necessary sheet music.)
- One monologue: 60 seconds in length.
During a portfolio review, art faculty will be looking for:
- A completed art questionnaire form.
- As many different art media as possible, such as:
- Drawings demonstrating your ability to draw from observation (still-lifes, figures or landscapes)
- Three-dimensional art: sculpture, ceramics, metalsmithing
- A high level of craftsmanship, care, and attention to detail in artwork
- The ability to write and speak well and show a grasp of art language when speaking about works of art
- Observational drawing skills: draw still lifes, figures, and/or landscapes from life
- Exposure to art outside of school, including additional lessons, visits to art galleries and museums, having art displayed in exhibitions, receiving awards, etc.
- High GPA and ACT scores