David E. Ballard Scholarship

Scholarship Info

Offering:

$10,000

# of Recipients:

One

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Last Reviewed: September 6th, 2022

Scholarship Mission

Established in the memory of David E. Ballard, with the support of the Living Legacy Foundation, this $10,000 scholarship supports youth who have experienced homelessness and/or been part of the foster care system pursuing a career in live entertainment. Field of study may include but is not limited to live event operations, production, music engineering, music business management, customer service, hospitality and/or other related fields.

Qualification Requirements

•Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student with a minimum of 60 credits earned, enrolled at an accredited college or university at the time of award in the fall semester
•Applicant must be pursuing a career in live entertainment. Field of study may include but is not limited to: live event operations, production, music engineering, music business management, customer service, hospitality and/or other related fields
•Applicants who have experienced homelessness within the last four years, and/or been part of the foster care system any time after the age of sixteen, are eligible to apply
•Applicant must be permanently residing in the U.S.
•Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
•This award will be paid directly to a qualified educational institution in two equal payments of $5000, distributed across at least two academic semesters

How Winners are Selected

•Complete the Scholarship Application Form
•Provide a student copy of their college transcript to confirm GPA –
•Submit a resume or CV
•Provide proof of enrollment from the educational institution
•Provide two (2) letters of recommendation from industry professionals and/or instructor(s)
•Provide either a proof of dependency letter or an Independent Student Status Form completed by one of the following: school liaison, caseworker, social services provider, or campus financial aid administrator
•Write an essay on how your experiences with homelessness and/or foster care have shaped your goals related to pursuing a career in live entertainment. The essay should not exceed 500 words and should include the student’s long-term professional goals within the entertainment industry
•In addition to the application essay, the scholarship recipient will be required to write a final impact essay at the end of the school year updating Music Forward on how the funds supported their scholastic journey and progress towards their long-term career goals

Organization Information:

Phone:

(323) 769-4634

Email Contact:

scholarships@musicforwardfoundation.org

Music Forward Foundation
9348 Civic Center Drive • Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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