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FMS SCHOLARSHIPS

FOUNDATION FOR MUSICIANS AND SONGWRITERS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

The Foundation for Musicians and Songwriters helps emerging musicians in need through grants and scholarships.  We operate a continuous program awarding funds as qualified students are identified and financial resources are available.

 

FMS receives thousands of applications for our Scholarship program.  We focus on awarding scholarships to those that have the financial need, raw talent and work ethic required to make it in the music business.  Students who qualify for our program must demonstrate their musical talent, explain why they want to be a musician, and let us know why we should award a scholarship to them.

 

 

VIDEO ESSAY

In order to apply, applicants must create a 10 minute or longer video that we can review including the following:

 

INTRODUCTION

The video should start with an introduction of the artist with details on how they believe a Foundation for Musicians and Songwriters' Scholarship will help them.  The name of our Foundation should be clearly stated in the video so we can verify the authenticity of the submission.

 

MUSICIANSHIP DEMONSTRATION

A minimum of a 2-minute song that has an introduction, chorus, verse and outro featuring the musician seeking the Grant or Scholarship.  We  prefer original songs written by the artist, but will accept cover tunes as long as the songwriter(s) is/are given credit.  Compositions may be from any genre that inspires the artist.  Musicians that do not sing may substitute words of a lyrics with subtitles or utilize an alternate singer.

 

 

POSTING INSTRUCTIONS

We are unable to accept video file submissions directly.  All video files should be submitted to us via a URL from a video hosting provider such as YouTube or Vimeo.  The video description should include "Foundation for Musicians and Songwriters Video Scholarship Application for (YourName) http://www.fms.life/scholarships.html #FMScholarship" in the description.

 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

  • Applicants may only apply for Scholarships once per calendar year
  • Applications will remain active in the calendar year submitted
  • Applications should ONLY complete the following form after the video is posted Online

I SUBMITTED MY APPLICATION – NOW WHAT?

We receive thousands of submissions.  We want to ensure that the funds we award are given out to the students that have the work ethic and social connections they need to succeed in the music industry.  A key factor we will consider is social traffic recommending a video submission.   We encourage applicants to solicit their friends, families and fans to share their video across all social channels.

 

NOTE: It is important that those that share the video include the #FMScholarship hash-tag so we can track the results.