About the Scholarship

The BMI Foundation provides financial assistance to students who are songwriters and composers in the contemporary musical genres in the form of the John Lennon Scholarships in order to support and encourage new talents in the industry.

The recipients of the scholarship are enrolled in a university or college or alumni of the United States pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree program in the field related to music.


John Lennon Scholarships Awards

  • The eligible recipients of the scholarship receive an amount of $3000 per year which can be used towards the educational purposes of the student.

  • The number of awards and the scholarship amount may vary every year depending on the funding and the number of applicants.


John Lennon Scholarships Application

  • The recipients of the scholarship are selected based on the eligibility criteria set by the organization.

  • The students must be between the ages of 17 to 24.

  • The applicant must be an undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate student.

  • The applicant must include an original work of which the rights are not given to any record label companies.

  • The applicant must submit the lyrics along with the track at the time of application.

  • The student must submit the required materials along with completed application form which is available on the official website of the organization to the financial aid office of the BMI Foundation.


John Lennon Scholarships Application Deadline

The scholarship application must be completed and submitted to the scholarship committee of the organization by 1st April without fail. Any application received past the deadline will be considered invalid.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The student should be currently studying at a U.S. college or university.

  • Must be an undergraduate student, a graduate student or a postgraduate student
  • The applicant's age must be between 17 and 24 at the time of application.

  • The applicant should not have assigned the right to the submitted work to any major music publisher or record label.

  • The applicant should not have received the award before.