John Lennon Scholarship Competition

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Amount
Awarded

$6,667

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 1

Saturday
Awarded By:

BMI Foundation, Inc.

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Three awards offered annually. Please note: The Foundation reserves the right to make no award, or to make fewer than the three possible awards, or to award prizes totaling less than the full amount.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Must be a current student or alumnus/alumna of a U.S. college or university.
  4. Must be between the ages of 17 and 24 as of the application deadline date.
  5. Must have an interest in songwriting.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: In 1997, the John Lennon scholarships were established. Individuals ages 17 to 24, who attend or have attended a U.S. college or university may apply. To enter, students must compose a song with lyrics. Student songwriters and composers of contemporary musical genres are encouraged to apply.

Application requirements for the John Lennon Scholarship Competition are:

  • Application form
  • Original song (instrumentation & lyrics)
Additional Information: Applicants must warrant that they have not assigned any rights in the submitted work to a major music publisher or major record label. In any given year, songwriters who meet the eligibility criteria may apply to either the John Lennon Scholarships or Nashville Songwriting Scholarship Competition, but not both. Winners, if any, will be announced in late summer or early fall 2018. Former winners (other than Honorable Mention) of the John Lennon Scholarships are not eligible to enter the competition.

Award Amount: There is a total of $20,000 awarded through this program. Last year, awards were given as follows: first place, $8,000; second place, $7,000; third place, $5,000. Please note: Should a jointly written work receive any type of award under this contest, the scholarship will be divided equally between applicants.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $6,667.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 1

The application deadline date has not yet been finalized for this year, but is expected to remain the same as last year. The deadline date shown here is tentative based on last year's date. Please check back in November for a refreshed application deadline date. Applications are available online from the BMI Foundation, Inc. website. In addition to the completed application, the applicant must submit an original song with lyrics accompanied by whatever instrumentation is chosen by him/her. Both lyrics and music must be original and not based on any prior work. Applicants may submit only one song to the competition. The applicant must upload an .mp3 or .mp4 file of his/her song, which must be named only with the title of the song. The applicant must also upload a copy of the lyrics in a .pdf file. Neither the song nor lyrics may indicate the name of the applicant or his/her school. In the case of a joint or co-written song, all applicants must meet all eligibility requirements. Such a jointly written work will be considered as a single entry. Applications must be submitted online no later than the deadline date. Please note: The BMI Foundation reserves the right to limit the total number of entries in the competition to the first 5,000 entries received.
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Address: 7 World Trade Center 250 Greenwich St. New York, New York 10007-0030

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