Since 1966, the Foundation has awarded almost nine million dollars in financial assistance to deserving students.
As one of the Association’s most valuable member benefits, scholarships are awarded annually in amounts ranging from $500 to $6,000. Employees, children and spouses of employees of Music Biz member companies are eligible to apply as are students attending schools that are members of Music Biz through its Academic Partnership program.
In 2018 alone, contributions to the Foundation resulted in 17 outstanding students receiving $43,000 in scholarships!
Click here to see the deserving students who were awarded scholarships this year.
The Foundation thanks those Music Business Association members who are serving on the Scholarship Committee. The gift of their time is much appreciated. The committee includes: Duncan Browne, Newbury Comics; Glenn Dicker, Redeye; Rachelle Friedman, J&R Music; Mitch Imber, WEA; Stephen Marcone, Professor of Music at William Paterson University of NJ; Clay Pasternack, Clay Pasternack, Inc.; Dilyn and John Radakovitz, Dimple Records; Patty Schreiber, Sony Music Entertainment; and Mavis Takemoto, Universal Music Group. A special thanks to the Foundation’s academic adviser Jim Progris, retired professor from the University of Miami School of Music.
The Music Business Association extends its heartfelt thanks to the many past donors and the present donors who continue to make this prestigious industry program a reality — Alliance Entertainment, Atlantic Records, Big Machine Label Group, Redeye, Sony Music Entertainment, Spotify, Trans World Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and WEA. For information on being a scholarship donor, contact Pat Daly at firstname.lastname@example.org.