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The Eileen Phillips Cohen String Scholarship and String Quartet

A premier ensemble. An extraordinary opportunity.


The Eileen Phillips Cohen scholarship program is for students who want to learn and perform at the highest level and take on leadership roles in the UW-Eau Claire string division. The scholarship includes full in-state tuition and is not based on financial need. The program seeks to attract talented string musicians and help them realize their dreams.

The first recipient of an Eileen Phillips Cohen String Scholarship talks about what the award, and music, means to her. Cohen scholars become principal players in a featured string quartet.

Become a Cohen scholar!

Four scholarships are available. Recipients become the principal players in the Eileen Phillips Cohen String Quartet, a premier student instrumental ensemble at UW-Eau Claire. If you want to be mentored by faculty who have performed on world stages and be challenged to reach new heights with your artistry, apply now!

  • Acceptance is by application and audition and is not based on financial need.

  • Recipients also must be accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire.applyButton
  • Recipients are 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.

Join Wisconsin’s premier program for emerging music talent and music education!

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