BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship

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BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship

The BMI Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization, offering BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship. The scholarship is open to the applicants who are currently enrolled as full-time or part-time students of a U.S. college or university.

The winners will be selected based on evidence of talent and potential as a jazz performer and composer, and the $5,000 scholarship will be given to them.

Who May Eligible:

In order to be participating in this competition, all applicants must be:

  • Current full-time or part-time students of a U.S. college or university.
  • Between the ages of 17 and 24, as of Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To participate in this competition, applicants must submit an online application form through the given link:


  • Students who have been accepted to a U.S. college or university for future enrollment are not eligible.
  • Potential first-time winners of the competition: former winners (other than Honorable Mention) of the BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship are not eligible to enter the competition.
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  • Applicants are required to submit the following:
    • Three recordings (MP3 or MP4a files) of recent performances.
    • At least one of these performed works must be original.
    • There are no limitations as to age, style, instrumentation, or voice.
    • Track listing that includes title, composer, and performance information for each submitted recording.
    • A chart or score of any recording submission that is an original work


  • The participant has an opportunity to win one $5,000 award.

Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted online no later than Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 11:59 pm EST. 

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Direct all inquiries about the BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship to Pat Cook Director at

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