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Become a Cohen scholar

Acceptance is by application and audition and is not based on financial need. Recipients must be accepted for admission to the university and will be chosen by committee based upon their musical talent and potential to be leaders of the Orchestra in key positions. There is an opportunity for the scholarship to be renewed each year.

See UW-Eau Claire admission guidelines.
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Currently accepting applications for 2014-15, due by March 15, 2014.
Applicants are urged to review the university admissions process which includes an application deadline of Feb. 1, 2014, with priority consideration Dec. 1, 2013.

If you are interested in the 2013-14 academic year, special considerations may be made. Contact us at

Application includes:


• Resumé with cover letter

• DVD or video upload via YouTube or Vimeo

• Letters of recommendation

Open application and instructions here. Print the form and either mail with your application materials or scan and attach the file to email submissions.


The Eileen Phillips Cohen
Scholarship and String Quartet

This is a rare opportunity for four undergraduate string musicians to be a featured ensemble at UW-Eau Claire, work closely with distinguished faculty mentors and receive full tuition, regardless of financial need. 

Excellence. Our Measure. Our Motto. Our Goal.