John Lennon Scholarship Competition

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

February 01

Awarded By

BMI Foundation, Inc.

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.


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.

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.

Deadline Info

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 instr ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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