Music Industry Scholarship Available for Your Student Employees

Do you have student employees? Encourage those pursuing a career in the music, sound and event technology industry to apply for the William R. Gard Scholarship. Scholarships are awarded in the amount of $2,000 per academic year and may be renewed for up to three consecutive years, as long as the applicant is still an employee of a NAMM member company, enrolled as a full-time student and maintains an overall 3.0 grade point average.

The scholarship was established by NAMM in an effort to encourage individuals to pursue education and careers in the music products industry. Scholarship renewal is determined following consideration of renewal application and other required materials.

Scholarship money may be used toward the student’s tuition or mandatory fees and will be disbursed in the fall directly to the student’s college or university.

The support of The NAMM Foundation and the William R. Gard Memorial Scholarship has enabled me to achieve a high level of musicianship and grow in my knowledge of all parts of music making and production,” said Kelly Riordan of Hartland Music. “The extra hours that I did not have to be working, because of the generous financial support I was provided by the William R. Gard Memorial Scholarship, have helped to provide me with more practice and study time so that I am better prepared to enter a career in my desired field. I will forever be grateful for the support NAMM has provided.”

The application process closes on August 31 so don’t delay! Apply today.