BMI Foundation Accepting Applications For Nashville Songwriting Scholarship

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The BMI Foundation is accepting applications for its 2017 scholarship season, open to young musicians attending colleges and universities nationwide.

The BMI Foundation will administer seven distinct scholarship competitions that span all genres of American music and are aided by panelists of international musical acclaim.

These annual programs include the Nashville Songwriting Scholarship, BMI Founders Award for Radio Broadcasting, BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship, BMI Student Composer Awards, John Lennon Scholarships, peermusic Latin Scholarship, and Woody Guthrie Fellowship.

“We are thrilled to announce our largest scholarship season to date in support of young composers, songwriters, and broadcasters across the country,” said BMI Foundation President Deirdre Chadwick. “Our historic awards provide not only financial assistance, but also the encouragement and industry opportunities young creative artists need to succeed.”

Program applications must be completed online no later than Feb. 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST.

The Nashville Songwriting Scholarship is an annual competition established in 2015 to support aspiring country music artists nationwide. A $5,000 scholarship will be awarded for the best original song in any of the following genres: Americana, blues, bluegrass, contemporary Christian, country, folk, and roots.

The contest is open to students between the ages of 17 and 24 who are enrolled in any college or university located in the United States. BMI songwriter Kacey Musgraves has endorsed the competition.

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