Sony Music Scholarship Program for Students is Open for Applications
Sony Music Group’s new scholarship program is now accepting applications until July 25.
Aspiring musicians and ambitious entrepreneurs can apply for the new Sony Music Group Global Scholars program this 2022-23 academic season. Up to 50 students will benefit from advanced instruction and support for academic assignments, structured events, and webinars connecting students with industry experts.
“We are thrilled to launch Sony Music Global Scholars”, Sony Music News tweeted. “This new initiative will provide scholarships to students from around the world enrolled in music and music business-related fields at colleges and universities.”
The program is a partnership between Sony Music Group and the Institute of International Education (IIE). The initiative offers scholarships to students from around the world enrolled in various fields of study related to music and the music industry. Scholars may receive other opportunities from SMG to further their professional development, such as unpaid internships or mentorships.
Scholarship amounts will expand between $3,000 and $20,000 per school year. The amount will vary depending on the students’ degree programs, the location of their college or university, and whether it is a private or public university, among other factors. Payments will be sent directly to the recipients’ university, with students receiving their scholarship on an annual basis.
Unsurprisingly, the scholarship is not all-inclusive and does not cover all of a student’s educational expenses. Any funding balance not covered by the scholarship will have to be covered by the student, including tuition, books, living expenses and transportation.
Students who plan to enroll full-time in a music-related field at an accredited college or university may be eligible for the Sony Music Scholarship. Three- and four-year undergraduate programs may also qualify. Students must also maintain the US GPA equivalent of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, and their academic record must show their “potential for achievement” in their field of study.
The IIE notes that “applicants do not need to be accepted into a program at the time of application, but if selected for a scholarship, proof of full-time enrollment will be required before funds are released. scholarship can be sent”.
The program is accept applications through July 25 at 11:59 p.m. ET, with scholarship recipients announced in September.