For the second year in a row, country music superstar Miranda Lambert is funding the ‘Miranda Lambert Women Creators Scholarship’ at Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business. The singer-songwriter recently played a pre-tour benefit show at Chicago’s Joe’s Bar in order to raise money for her cause. The purpose of the scholarship is to help out an outstanding female student who is majoring in music business, songwriting, or entertainment industry studies.
“I am so happy to continue supporting this scholarship fund for Women Creators at Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business,” said Lambert in a statement. “To be able to assist women in a meaningful way means the world to me.”
Doug Howard, dean of the Curb College, said, “We are grateful and humbled by the continued generous support given by Miranda Lambert to the women songwriters and artists at the Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business. The level of participation and excitement displayed by our students in connection with this scholarship has been overwhelming, and this year’s gift is once again evidence of Miranda’s firm commitment to inspire and empower the next generation of female creators and entertainment industry leaders.”
Applications are now open for the 2017-2018 scholarship. Candidates must complete an online application and submit an original song. A Curb College selection committee will review the applications, and a group of finalists will be sent to Lambert review. Award notification is anticipated to occur in late spring.
Belmont University student Anna Vaus was the first-ever recipient of the “Women Creators” scholarship, which provided her with more than $40,000 in scholarship funds for the 2016-2017 academic year.
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