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MusicAuthority’s Annual Music Lovers

Our Scholarship


MusicAuthority recognizes the positive impact that music can have on a student’s learning experience. Studies have shown how music can enhance learning- from improving memory performance to relieving anxiety, music can be a great component to aid a student’s college experience.

We are proud to offer our $1,000 scholarship to one current or prospective student for the 2020 school year. We will be offering this scholarship on a continual basis and we are excited to promote a passion for music and higher education.

Scholarship Amount



  • All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship. 
  • Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA.
  • Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.
  • Students attending online universities are welcome to apply.

Required Application Details

  • Please write a 1200-1500 word essay answering the following questions:    
        1. How has music influenced your life, passions, ambitions?
        2. How is music a part of your education?
        3. What is your favorite type of music or musician to listen to while studying?

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    Please write a brief biography (300-500 words)  that will be posted on our site if you are selected as the winner.
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    Please submit proof of enrollment or an acceptance letter in an accredited university. We will accept a recent transcript, acceptance letter, or tuition bill. Please note if you are in the process of applying for colleges and universities, please indicate your current school and submit a document with the schools you have currently applied to. If you are selected for the scholarship, we will ask you to provide proof of enrollment for your college or university at that time.
  • Please submit the form below. 

How to Apply

Please complete the form with the following information to apply:  MusicAuthority’s Annual Music Lovers Scholarship

  • Full Name
  • Email Address
  • Brief Biography
  • College or University Name
  • College or University Mailing Address
  • Proof of Enrollment - Transcripts, tuition receipt, or acceptance letter will be accepted. Please submit as .jpeg, .pdf, or .doc
  • An essay answering the above questions. Please submit as .pdf or .doc
  • Confirmation and acceptance of terms and conditions

Application Deadline

All applications must be submitted by April 1, 2020. A winner will be selected and notified via email by April 15, 2020.

2019 Winner

We are excited to announce Nicolai Epichoff from Georgetown University as our 2019 winner. To read his essay, please click here.

Additional Scholarship Details

  • Winning candidate will be selected by a panel of judges from MusicAuthority.
  • The scholarship is available on a yearly basis and is non-renewable.
  • Any questions about MusicAuthority’s Annual Music Lovers Scholarship can be directed to: musicauthority2019 [(at)] gmail [(dot]) com
  • The scholarship funds provided by MusicAuthority will be sent via check to the college or university. Funds are to be applied to qualified college expenses (including tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board) for the current academic year.

Privacy Policy and User Communications

Privacy Policy

​By submitting an application, the applicant automatically grants MusicAuthority permission to post the applicant’s name, college, photo (if submitted), and the essay on https://musicauthority.org or in other marketing communications. We are also granted permission to send you information regarding your application.

We will remove any information pertaining to the student at the student’s request.

All sensitive information relating to all applicants is destroyed as soon as a winner is announced.

Applicants emails will not be used for any marketing purposes.

User Communication

When you send email communications to MusicAuthority, and/or its representatives may retain those communications in order to process or respond to your inquiries or application as related to the scholarship. MusicAuthority and its representatives will not knowingly sell, share, rent or otherwise transfer your information other than in accordance with the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy.

The winning applicant will be notified directly by April 15, 2020, and an announcement of the winner will be posted on our scholarship page on that date as well.

Terms and Conditions

All submitted photos and essays must be original work of the applicant. Only one submission may be entered per student, per year. Duplicate entries will be disqualified. All scholarships are non-renewable. By submitting an application to MusicAuthority’s Annual Music Lovers Scholarship, you certify that all the information you have provided is original, accurate, and complete.

The applicant automatically grants MusicAuthority, its agents and/or representatives permission to:

  • Use their name, photo, essay response, and award amount, if any, in announcements or articles (i.e. social media, newsletter, etc) issued by MusicAuthority.
  • Post the applicant’s name, college or university, and the essay on MusicAuthority’s website.
  • Email information to the applicant regarding their application.
  • Winners will be notified via email, and announced publicly, as well as on MusicAuthority’s social media pages.

About MusicAuthority

Our team here at MusicAuthority is made up of passionate audiophiles, musicians, and writers. We strive to provide honest reviews to consumers looking to buy music equipment. Our mission is to provide valuable, researched reviews on popular electronics in the music industry.