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ASCAP Foundation Leiber & Stoller Scholarship for Songwriters

Offered by American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Apr 4, 2024
1 award worth


Grade level

High School Senior

Application deadline:

May 22, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a college-bound high school senior who will be majoring in music and is an aspiring songwriter, musician, or vocalist? If so, consider applying for the ASCAP Foundation Leiber & Stoller Scholarship for Songwriters! Each year, the scholarship awards $2,500 to the applicant who submits the best original song. The scholarship may be received for up to four years, allowing recipients to earn a total of $10,000 over the course of a four-year undergraduate program. If you’re an aspiring musician in your final year of high school, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation

The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, supported by contributions from ASCAP members and music fans throughout the United States. They operate and support vital programs that impact millions of music creators and music lovers of all ages every year.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Senior


U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

Academic Interest



Applicants must plan to enroll in a four-year college or university level music program on a full-time basis in the upcoming academic year.

Application information

In addition to the below application materials, interested students must submit (a) an .mp3 file containing the song that is to be considered for the Award, (b) a lyric sheet for such song, if applicable, as either a Word document or a PDF, (c) a completed online application form, (d) a short biography, and (e) a signed parental consent form for applicants younger than 18 years old.

500-word essay

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the ASCAP Foundation Leiber & Stoller Scholarship for Songwriters is renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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