Music Forward partners to increase opportunity for a diverse range of students pursuing music industry careers.
Hometown: Summerville, SC
Queens University of Charlotte
Major of Study: Arts Leadership and Administration
“This scholarship will allow me to focus on aligning my passion, knowledge, and understanding of music to elevate me into my future career. To be able to pass on my love for music is what matters most to me.”
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Columbia College Chicago
Major of Study: Music Business
“Receiving this scholarship lets me know that there are people who believe in me and my plans for the music industry. It means that I have more of a responsibility to continue doing my very best in executing my vision, and I cannot wait to see what I am able to make of it!”
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
New York University
Major of Study: Recorded Music
“I want technological innovation to be at the core of what I get to work on in the music industry. This scholarship reassures me that I have the potential to leave an impact on the future of the music industry.”
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Berklee College of Music
Major of Study: Music Business
“Receiving this scholarship has changed my perspective in the overall pursuit of my goals. I hope that others who feel that they are in the same position as I once was, are able to look at my accomplishment as something they are capable of achieving as well.”
Hometown: Brooklyn Park, MN
Minnesota State University- Mankato
Major of Study: Music Industry
“This scholarship validates the hard work that I’ve put in so far and reaffirms my decision to pursue an education and career in the music industry. It boosts my confidence that I am on the right path towards a successful music industry career.”
This $10,000 scholarship is open to students interested in the five core areas of the Live Nation business: concert promotion and venue operation, sponsorship and advertising, ticketing, e-commerce and artist management. Finalists for this scholarship will also be considered for an internship opportunity with Live Nation Entertainment.
Established in the memory of Steven J. Finkel, Live Nation seeks to support the ever growing customer service expectation within the entertainment industry. The $10,000 scholarship will award students who are passionate about improving the live music customer experience.
Established in the memory of Tiffany Green, Live Nation supports women pursuing careers in live event operations, production, music engineering and related fields of study. The $10,000 scholarship will expand the student’s training and professional interactions through participation in educational opportunities.
Established in the memory of David E. Ballard, with the support of the Living Legacy Foundation, this $10,000 scholarship supports youth who have experienced homelessness and/or been part of the foster care system pursuing a career in live entertainment. Field of study may include but is not limited to live event operations, production, music engineering, music business management, customer service, hospitality and/or other related fields.
Established in partnership with the Affinity Plus Foundation, a $5,000 scholarship will support Minnesota students or Affinity Plus members studying out-of-state pursuing a career related to the music industry. Field of study may include but is not limited to live event operations, production, music engineering, music business management, music education, customer service, hospitality and/or other related fields.