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Nashville Songwriting Scholarship


The Nashville Songwriting Scholarship is an annual competition established in 2015 to encourage and support aspiring country music songwriters nationwide. The award commemorates Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)'s 75th Anniversary year and pays homage to musical epicenter and "Songwriting Capital of the World," Nashville, Tennessee. A $5,000 scholarship is awarded for the best original song entry in any of the following genres: Americana, blues, bluegrass, contemporary Christian, country, folk, and roots. GRAMMY-winning recording artist and BMI songwriter Kacey Musgraves has endorsed the competition.

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  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student, a graduate student or a postgraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university, a four-year college, two-year college or a vocational-tech school
  • CheckmarkMust be at least 17 years old
  • CheckmarkMust not be older than 24 years old
  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently
  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students

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Contact Clay Bradley

Tel: 212-220-3103 Address 7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007