Applications for the Nashville Songwriting Scholarship are now invited. Eligible candidates should be current students of college or university in the United States of America. The winning student will receive $5,000. To apply, the application packet must be submitted no later than 1 February 2017.
The Nashville Songwriting Scholarship is an annual competition established in 2015 to encourage and support aspiring country music songwriters nationwide. The award commemorates Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)’s 75th Anniversary year and pays homage to musical epicenter and “Songwriting Capital of the World,” Nashville, Tennessee. A $5,000 scholarship will be awarded for the best original song entry in any of the following genres: Americana, blues, bluegrass, contemporary Christian, country, folk, and roots. GRAMMY-winning recording artist and BMI songwriter Kacey Musgraves has endorsed the inaugural competition.
One $5,000 award will be given to the scholarship winner.
Level and Area of Studies
College or university level in music – related field.
Place of Study
In the United States of America.
Eligibility and Criteria
In order to qualify for this Nashville Songwriting Scholarship, students must satisfy the given criteria as follow:
- Current full-time or part-time students of a U.S. college or university. Students who have been accepted for future enrollment are NOT eligible.
- Between the ages of 17 and 24, as of February 1, 2017.
NOTE: In any given year, songwriters who meet the above criteria may apply to either the Nashville Songwriting Scholarship or John Lennon Scholarships competition, but not both.
The U.S students are welcome to apply.
Please see the application procedure at the website and application link below.
1 February 2017.