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Lamond Gennext Award

Offered by NAMM Foundation

Reviewed by Brian GeigerLast updated Aug 15, 2023
Multiple awards worth


Grade level

College & Graduate Students

Application deadline:

September 30, 2023

Scholarship Overview

Are you pursuing a career in music, sound, or the entertainment technology industry? If so, you should check out the Lamond Gennext Award (previously the NAMM President’s Innovation Award)! This scholarship is open to college students enrolled in a two- or four-year university program to prepare for a career in the music, sound, or entertainment technology industry.  Scholarship recipients have gone on to enjoy successful careers in music performance, music education, media, sound engineering, event technology, management, marketing, and more. If you’re passionate about music and you’re seeking funds to help pay for college, we encourage you to apply!

About NAMM Foundation

The NAMM Foundation, founded in 2006, is an organization dedicated to promoting music education. They work to advance active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving, and public service programs.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students enrolled in a university-based music business, music education, or music technology program.

Grade Level

College & Graduate Students

Minimum GPA


Academic Interest

Visual & Performing Arts, Music, Marketing

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit a short essay of no more than 500 words that outlines how music or music education has shaped your life, what your music career goals are, and how attending The NAMM Show will advance your goals. Be sure to also upload your resume (your completed LinkedIn profile link can be substituted) and submit the below application materials before the deadline.

500-word essay

Academic transcript

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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact NAMM Foundation at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the Lamond Gennext Award is not 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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