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Offered by BMI Foundation
Are you a John Lennon fan passionate about making music? Consider applying for the John Lennon Scholarship! Established by Yoko Ono herself in 1997, the John Lennon Scholarship aims to help young music-making college students pay off their school debts. The scholarship is open to current college students and alumni between the ages of 17 and 24. Applicants must either compose or write songs in one of many contemporary musical genres including alternative, rock, R&B, and more. Each year, three awards totalling $20,000 are given to help students pay for their schooling. Not only does the scholarship help pay off school debt, but it also is considered a highly esteemed accolade for young songwriters. If you’re passionate about songwriting or composing, we highly encourage you to apply!
In order to be eligible for this scholarship you must be a musician between the ages of 17 and 24 in addition to meeting the eligibility criteria below.
College & Graduate Students
No GPA requirement
Visual & Performing Arts
To apply for the John Lennon Scholarship, you must submit an original song in a contemporary musical genre. This includes (but is not limited to) alternative, pop, rock, indie, electronica, R&B, and experimental. No essay required! The songs will be judged by a panel of music publishers, songwriters, musicians, and executives.
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