U Richmond waitlist and music scholarship

My son applied ED, was deferred, and in early March received an email with the exciting news that he was in consideration for a music scholarship. He was waitlisted earlier this week. In the pamphlet, it says students on the waitlist are not eligible for merit scholarships. A music scholarship is considered a merit scholarship, right? Would love any insight.

I should add that he is supposed to hear back from the music department this month.