Special Interest Scholarships - Music Composition

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Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program


Sponsored by: South Carolina State Department of Education
Amount: $2,000
Apply by: February 3
Description: Applicants must be high school seniors in South Carolina public schools, have attended South Carolina public schools for the past two consecutive years and be U.S. citizens. There are four categories: creative writing, drama, music and visual arts. For the creative writing category, a sonnet, lyric or narrative poem no longer than one page must be submitted. For the drama category, an original, short, one-act play with a performing time of 20 to 45 minutes must be submitted. For the music category, an original composition of three to five minutes must be submitted. For the visual arts category, an original visual composition must be submitted. Compositions are judged on creativity, originality and quality of expression and content.
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John Lennon Scholarship Competition


Sponsored by: BMI Foundation Inc.
Amount: Up to $20,000
Apply by: April 5
Description: Applicants must be age 15 to 25 and write an original song to be reviewed by a prestigious panel of judges. Entries are to be submitted by music schools, universities, youth orchestras and the Music Educators National Conference (MENC).
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Junior Composers Award


Sponsored by: National Federation of Music Clubs Junior Composers Award
Amount: $50-$200
Apply by: February 1
Description: There are four age classes: 9 and under; 10-12; 13-15 and 16-18. Applicants must be members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. Selection is based on content and musicianship. There is a $1.25 entry fee plus state entry fee.
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