Music and arts scholarships

Are you a talented musician, writer, performer film maker or artist? Do you want help to realise your potential? How about a cash prize and a support package? Then our Music and Arts Scholarships could be just the thing for you!

Every year we award up to nine arts scholarships to students who demonstrate ability, passion, commitment and potential in any art form. They encourage involvement in the arts outside of your studies and are not related to your degree.

Art forms may include (but are not limited to) any genre of music, creative writing, poetry, photography, film, animation, any genre of dance, performing arts, textiles, visual arts and crafts.

Each scholarship winner receives a £100 cash prize and a tailored package of support worth up to £500. This support could be in the form of one-to-one tuition, mentoring, masterclasses, training or attending relevant events to help develop your skills and knowledge.

There are also opportunities for scholars to showcase their talents by presenting or performing your work during the year.

The scholarships are open to all current Loughborough University students (UG and PG) from the East Midlands and London campus. 

LU Arts is committed to inclusivity and representing the student community we serve. We welcome applications from students of all backgrounds.

Deadline for 2021/22 applications: midday on Monday 25 October 2021.

For more information on the scholarships and what's involved, download the application form below. 

You may only apply for one scholarship per year. Previous winners cannot apply for the same scholarship again.


We want our scholarships to be accessible to all students. To support this, we will accept applications in different formats e.g. audio, large print, if this is more appropriate for you. If you would like to discuss any accessibility issues in advance of applying or need further support, then please email or call 01509 222948.

Scholarship Surgery

Thursday 21 October, 12-2pm

We know that completing an application can seem daunting. To help with this, we're running an online drop-in session to give you a chance to ask any questions you might have. There's no need to book for this and you don't need to join the whole meeting, just login when you can during the two hours. The login details for the Zoom meeting will be posted here closer to the date.