peermusic Latin Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$5,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 1

Saturday
Awarded By:

BMI Foundation, Inc.

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually. Please note: If the winning work is written by two or more qualified applicants (e.g., a composer and lyricist), the scholarship award will be divided equally between them.
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 enrolled in a college or university in the United States or Puerto Rico.
  4. Must be between the ages of 17 and 24 as of the application deadline date.
  5. Must submit an original song or instrumental work in a Latin genre.

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

Description: This scholarship is open to students attending a college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico who submit an original musical composition in the Latin genre. Each applicant must be between the ages of 17 and 24 as of the application deadline date.

Application requirements for the peermusic Latin Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Original Latin musical composition
Additional Information: Applicants must not have had any musical work commercially recorded or distributed. The applicant must warrant that he/she has not assigned any rights in the submitted work to a publisher, record company, licensing organization, or any other person or entity. The BMI Foundation shall have the right (but shall have no obligation) to license up to three public performances of a winning composition and, in the case of works of a popular nature, authorize appropriate musical arrangements to be made for such performances. The BMI Foundation shall also have the right to post a recording of any winning compositions on the bmi.com and bmifoundation.org websites and to authorize the reproduction and distribution on audio tape and/or CD of no more than twelve copies of each work. All other rights under the copyright law remain vested in the composer and lyricist. Former winners (other than Honorable Mention) of this competition are not eligible.

Award Amount: $5,000 annually, non-renewable. The BMI Foundation reserves the right to make no award or to award a prize or prizes totaling less than the full amount.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $5,000.

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 on the BMI Foundation, Inc. website. To enter this competition, the applicant must submit an original song or instrumental work in a Latin genre. Applicants may submit only one song or instrumental work to the competition. Both lyrics and music must be original and not based on any prior work. The entry must be uploaded to the online application as a MP3 or MP4a file, which should be named only with the title of the song. One copy of the lyrics must also be submitted as a PDF. Neither of these items may indicate the name of the applicant or their school. If a submitted work is written by two or more applicants (e.g., a composer and lyricist), 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.
Contact: Carolina Arenas
Address: 7 World Trade Center 250 Greenwich St. New York, New York 10007-0030

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