The Annual MusicAuthority Scholarship
Here at MusicAuthority we are proud to offer our scholarship to current and prospective students for the 2019 school year. We will be offering this scholarship on a continual basis and we are excited to help promote higher education here in the United States. If you are interested in this scholarship and want to apply, please see the details below.
2018 Scholarship - James Connor Brannigan (Emerson)
James Connor Brannigan is a multi-instrumentalist, actor, singer, and amateur audio technician from Kings Park, a small hamlet on the north shore of Long Island. He is a two time selected participant in the New York All-State music festival, a six time selected participant in the Suffolk County All-County Music Festival, and the recipient of the Music in the Parks Best Jazz Soloist Award. Of all the accolades he’s received, he’s most fond of that one, because he won it at Six Flags and got to show it off on the line for Kingda Ka. Connor, as he’s known to his friends, family, and dogs, has been singing in school choruses since tenth grade and playing in school bands since third grade, but making semi-melodic loud noises with household objects (a hobby he enjoys to this day) for much longer. His theatre credits include the Voice of the Plant in Little Shop of Horrors, George Banks in Mary Poppins, and Hamlet in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). He has worked as an editor, producer, and as voice talent for WCWP, a local radio station, and hosts a bi-monthly podcast with his friends.
Connor had a relatively normal, incident free suburban childhood, where he developed his passion for cartoons, violent video games, and Miles Davis. He highly recommends all three at the same time, if possible. His favorite book is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, although Moby Dick is a close runner up. An avid collector of Star Wars memorabilia, he considers himself rich not in money, but in limited edition figurines he hastily removed from the packaging. His favorite food is a decision in a state of constant flux, but his favorite cereal is firmly Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Connor, like most of us, is unsure of what his future holds, but he hopes that, wherever life takes him, it’s filled with good times, good friends, and good music.
$1,000 USD that you can use for tuition. We will apply the award through your college's financial aid department by sending the funds to your student account with them.
Any student that is enrolled (or has been accepted) in a United States college as of Feb 2019 is eligible for this award.
How To Apply
Students that wish to apply for this scholarship must send an application by Feb 1, 2019 via this form. You will be required to fill in:
- Contact Information (Name & Email Address)
- Education Background (High School, High School Graduation Date, College)
- Quick Biography (300-500) words that will accompany your essay if it is selected for our award. Share a little about yourself with everyone that will ready your essay.
- Essay (Please include a 2000 word essay on the topic of how music has influenced your life, passions, or ambitions. Feel free to include personal stories.)
Our team here at MusicAuthority is made up of passionate audiophiles, musicians, and writers. We will read through each essay and select one winner for the award on Feb 21st, 2019. Once a winner is selected they will have 2 weeks to respond or we will need to move to the 2nd place winner. By submitting your application, you are giving us permission to post your entry and biography if you are selected for the award.
If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact us and we will get back to your shortly.