Sony Music Group’s new student scholarship program is now accepting applications through 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 be eligible to benefit from advanced instruction and support for university assignments, structured events, and webinars connecting students with industry experts.
“We’re thrilled to launch Sony Music Global Scholars,” Sony Music News tweeted. “This new initiative will provide scholarships for students 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 provides scholarships for students across the world enrolled in a variety of music and music business-related fields of study. Scholarship recipients may receive other opportunities from SMG to further their professional development, such as unpaid internships or mentorships.
Scholarship amounts will range between $3,000 and $20,000 per school year. The amount will vary depending on students’ degree programs, the location of their college or university, and whether it is a private or state university, among other factors. Payments will be sent directly to the recipients’ university, with students receiving their scholarship payments on an annual basis.
Unsurprisingly, the scholarship is not all-inclusive and does not cover all of a student’s educational expenses. Any balance of funding not covered by the scholarship will need to be covered by the student, including tuition fees, books, living expenses, and transportation.
Students who are planning to enroll full-time in a field related to music at an accredited college or university may be eligible for the Sony Music scholarship. Three- and four-year undergraduate degree programs may also qualify. Students must also maintain the US equivalent GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale, and their academic record should show their “potential to succeed” in their field of study.
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 scholarship funds can be sent.”
The program is accepting applications until July 25 at 11:59 pm ET, with scholarship recipients announced in September.