LOS ANGELES, Calif. (CelebrityAccess) – In partnership with Live Nation, Music Forward Foundation has opened the window for applications for the 2019 Live Nation US Concerts Scholarship Program.
The program will award $30,000 in scholarships to three recipients who intend to pursue careers in the music industry.
The scholarship program, established in 2016, is intended to foster the future of the live entertainment industry by helping the next generation of students learn the core aspects of the concert business, including concert promotion, venue operation, ticketing, sponsorship, e-commerce and artist management.
“Live Nation supports future leaders in pursuit of a career in the music industry,” said Mark Campana, Chief Operating Officer, Live Nation US Concerts. “Music Forward helps bridge community to industry and we look forward to this year’s group of candidates and continuing to grow this important philanthropic program.”
To be eligible for a scholarship, an applicant must be a currently enrolled junior or senior at an accredited college or university. A total of three $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to students nationwide in the following areas:
Steven J. Finkel Service Excellence Scholarship: established in memory of a Live Nation employee who went above and beyond to improve the concert experience for fans, artists and staff, this scholarship is designed to support the ever-growing customer service expectations of fans, artists and employees within the live entertainment industry.
Tiffany Green Operator Scholarship: established in memory of one of Live Nation’s first female concert production specialists, this scholarship is designed to support women pursuing a career in live entertainment.
Live Nation US Concerts Scholarship: established to support students interested in the core areas of Live Nation’s business: concert promotion, venue operation, sponsorship, ticketing, e-commerce and artist management.
The application deadline is March 31, 2019. Scholarship selections will be made by a panel of Live Nation executives and thought leaders across academic, entertainment, civic and corporate sectors.
Criteria for selection include academic achievement, essay responses, and recommendations. Recipients will be announced in June and awards will be given for the fall 2019 semester.
For more information, check them out Music Forward’s website.