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Composers and Compositions Music Scholarships

BMI STUDENT COMPOSER AWARDS
Amount of Award: $500-$5,000
Application Deadline: February
Number of Awards: Varies
Duration of Award: Competition held annually
Contact Information:
BMI Student Composer Awards
Deirdre Chadwick, Director
7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St.
New York, NY 10007-0030
http://www.bmifoundation.org/program/bmi_student_composer_awards

JOHN LENNON SCHOLARSHIP
"The John Lennon Scholarship Program recognizes young songwriters, ages 17 through 24, working in any genre."
Amount of Award: $10,000 or $5,000
Application Deadline: February
Number of Awards: 3
Duration of Award: Competition held annually
Contact Information:
BMI Foundation, Inc
John Lennon Scholarship Competition
7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007-0030
JohnLennon@bmifoundation.org
http://www.bmifoundation.org/program/john_lennon_scholarships

MORTON GOULD YOUNG COMPOSER AWARDS
Amount of Award: Winners share cash awards of more than $30,000
Application Deadline: December
Number of Awards: Varies
Duration of Award: Annually
Contact Information:
Frances Richard
The ASCAP Foundation / Morton Gould Young Composer Awards
One Lincoln Plazas
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 621-6219
http://www.ascap.com/music-career/support/morton-gould-guidelines.aspx

VICTOR HERBERT ASCAP YOUNG COMPOSER AWARDS
Amount of Award: $1,100 and $900
Application Deadline: March
Number of Awards: Varies
Duration of Award: Competition held annually
Contact Information:
Gloria Lien
6738 W. Kimberly Way
Glendale AZ 85308
http://www.nfmc-music.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=Competition%20%26%20Awards

ARCHIBALD RUTLEDGE SCHOLARSHIP
For residents of South Carolina who participate in a competition in art, creative writing, drama or Music. Contact the school's principal or guidance department for more info.
Amount of Award: $4,000
Application Deadline: February
Number of Awards: 4
Contact Information:
Phone: (803) 734-0323
shockman@ed.sc.gov
https://ed.sc.gov/agency/programs-services/62/ArchibaldRutledgeScholarshipProgram.cfm

MTNA STUDENT COMPOSITION COMPETITIONS
Amount of Award: $500 - $2,000
Application Deadline: September
Number of Awards: Varies
Contact Information:
National Coordinator:
Chris Goldston, NCTM
5415 N. Sheridan Rd. #604
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 580-7301
goldston@hotmail.com
http://www.mtna.org/programs/competitions/composition-guidelines/

LYNN FREEMAN OLSON COMPOSITION AWARD
"All applicants must be nonprofessionals whose works have not been previously published for the purpose of general public use or sales. The applicant must evidence current membership in the National Federation of Music Clubs. Non-members may enroll as Individual Special Members by enclosing a check payable to the National Federation of Music Clubs"
Amount of Award: $1,500, $1,000 & $500
Application Deadline: March
Number of Awards: 3
Contact Information:
1646 W. Smith Valley Road
Greenwood, IN 46142
Phone: (317) 882-4003
Fax 317-882-4019
Email info@nfmc-music.org
http://www.nfmc-music.org/index.php?src=directory&view=awards&category=Junior%20Composers%20Awards

MARION RICHTER AMERICAN MUSIC COMPOSITION AWARD
Amount of Award: $1,250
Application Deadline: March
Number of Awards: 1 each year
Duration of Award: Competition held annually
Contact Information:
1646 W. Smith Valley Road
Greenwood, IN 46142
Phone: (317) 882-4003
Fax 317-882-4019
Email info@nfmc-music.org
http://www.nfmc-music.org/index.php?src=directory&view=awards&category=Student%20and%20Collegiate%20Composition%20Awards

ARTS COMPETITION SCHOLARSHIPS
Amount of Award: $100-$10,000
Application Deadline: October 17
Number of Awards: 125
Duration of Award: Competition held annually
Contact Information:
National YoungArts Foundation
2100 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33137
(800) 970-ARTS(2787)
apply@youngarts.org
http://www.youngarts.org/

CARPE DIEM SCHOLARSHIPS
Amount of Award: $2,500 to $5,000 per year.
Application Deadline: May 13
Number of Awards: Varies
Duration of Award: 1 year; renewed for up to 3 additional years
Contact Information:
Carpe Diem Foundation of Illinois
c/o Gordon V. Levine, Executive Director
P. O. Box A3194
Chicago, IL 60690-3194
E-mail: glevine@carpediemfoundation.org
http://www.carpediemfoundation.org/

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP OF ART MUSIC COMPOSERS SCHOLARSHIP
Amount of Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: February
Duration: 1 academic year or 1 summer
Contact Information:
Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers
c/o Mark Hijleh
Houghton College
Greatbatch School of Music
Houghton, NY 14744 USA
Phone Number: (585) 567-9424
Email: cfamc@cfamc.org
http://www.cfamc.org/

PEERMUSIC LATIN SCHOLARSHIP
"The annual competition offers a $5,000 scholarship, which is awarded for the best song or instrumental work in any Latin genre."
Amount of Award: $5,000
Application Deadline: February
Duration: Annually
Contact Information:
Porfirio Pina
Director, peermusic Latin Scholarship
BMI Foundation, Inc.
7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007-0030
latinscholarship@bmifoundation.org
http://www.bmifoundation.org/program/peermusic_latin_scholarship

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