NAMM Foundation Announces Deadline Approaching to Submit Application for William R. Gard Scholarship

Program Designed to Support Employees of NAMM-Member Companies Pursuing Education, Careers in Music Products Industry

February 15, 2012

The NAMM Foundation announced today that employees of NAMM-Member companies who are pursuing education and careers in the music products industry can submit applications to be considered for a William R. Gard Memorial Scholarship. The deadline for submitting an application is March 31, 2012.

Named for a former NAMM executive vice president, the William R. Gard Memorial Scholarship was established by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) in an effort to encourage individuals to pursue education and careers in the music products industry. Applicants must be employed by a NAMM-Member company and have worked a minimum of 400 hours with the company over the past 12 months.

To view grant guidelines and submit an online application, or for more detailed information about the programs that the NAMM Foundation’s initiatives support, visit or send an e-mail to

About NAMM
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music. NAMM’s activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. NAMM is comprised of approximately 9,000 Member companies located in more than 52 countries. For more information about NAMM or the proven benefits of making music, interested parties can visit, call 800-767-NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.