BMI Student Composer Awards Program

Award Amount


Application Deadline

Friday, February 6, 2015

Awarded By

BMI Foundation, Inc.

Award Amount

Prizes total $20,000, and may range from $500 to $5,000. All awards are non-renewable. In the event that the judges consider that the quality of the entries does not warrant the awarding of any prizes or of prizes totaling the full amount of $20,000, the judges shall have the right to make no awards or to make awards totaling less than such full amount.


The number of awards offered varies annually. Last year, eight awards were given. Please note: The score that is judged the most outstanding in the competition will be awarded the William Schuman Prize. The Carlos Surinach Prize is awarded to the youngest winner in the competition.

Deadline Info

Applications are available online on the BMI Foundation website. To enter the competition, the student must submit an original music composition (vocal, instrumental, electronic, or any combination). ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.