Smart Women in Music Announce Summer NAMM Scholarship Opportunity for Emerging Leaders

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Last week at The 2019 NAMM Show at the Women@NAMM presents The SWIM (Smart Women in Music) Fund networking event, the chairs of the SWIM Fund announced a scholarship opportunity for six emerging female leaders to connect, support and grow in their leadership and professional capabilities at Summer NAMM in Nashville, Tennessee (July 18-20, 2019). The scholarship is designed to help aid in travel, housing, and other expenses related to attending Summer NAMM, where the selected recipients will attend a series of professional development sessions, shadow industry leaders, and be recognized at a SWIM Meet reception.

“The scholarship is great opportunity for women who may not have the means to attend the Summer NAMM Show. This scholarship supports the mission of the SWIM Fund to connect, support, and grow. The Summer NAMM Show provides the network for women to connect with other leaders in the industry, receive support through the SWIM mentorship program, and grow their skills through the hundreds of educational learning sessions,” offered Robin Walenta, SWIM Captain and NAMM Chair.

At the SWIM reception, and inspired by the opportunity, Christie Carter, of Carter Vintage Guitars, offered a matching donation up to $15,000 to the SWIM Fund. Donors interested in having their gift to the Fund matched are encouraged to donate before February 28 via the SWIM Foundation page on the NAMM Foundation website, located here.

The Summer NAMM scholarship application process is now open to qualified candidates and closes on February 28. All candidates should review the eligibility requirements before applying.  Learn more here.

For additional information about SWIM and the SWIM Fund, please visit

About SWIM

SWIM supports women in the music products industry to develop their leadership aspirations and to broaden and deepen their leadership proficiencies, and focuses on opportunities to connect, support and grow the presence of women in the music products industry.