NAMM President's Innovation Award

Cash awards of $600 are given once a year and one-time-only to selected undergraduate and graduate students to support travel needs and expenses to attend The NAMM Show. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2017. Applicants will be notified if they receive an award by November 1, 2017

The NAMM Foundation President’s Innovation Award is a one-time $600 stipend given to select college and university music students to attend The NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA in January.  Applicants must express a desire to explore career opportunities in music performance and/or music business. 

How to Apply

  1. Complete your application here by September 30th.
  2. Under “organization name,” put your first and last name.
  3. Upload your Spring 2017 transcript (High School or College) demonstrating a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  4. Tell us about jobs you’ve had in the music industry.
  5. Provide two letters of recommendation: one from an employer (if applicable) and one from a professor.
  6. Tell us in less than 500 words about your interest pursuing a career in the music industry and why you want to attend The NAMM Show.
  7. Provide your school’s FAFSA code. You can find it here.


Application period ends September 30, 2017, and winners will be notified in November.
Submit questions to grants@namm.org. 

Eligibility

  • Supports individuals who are enrolled in college and university music and/or music business programs and are preparing for careers in the music products industry
  • Cash awards of $600 are given once a year and one-time-only to selected undergraduate and graduate students to support travel needs and expenses
  • Awardees participate in professional development offerings and have access to more than 2,000 exhibits, in addition to concerts, special events and networking sessions
  • Must be enrolled for the summer or fall 2017 semester in a university-based music business, music education and/or music technology program and prove—with a Spring 2017 college transcript
  • Have an overall 3.0 or higher grade point average
  • Applicants must be scheduled to be enrolled full-time in college at the time of The 2018 NAMM Show and through the winter/spring semester.


"It was life changing. NAMM is filled with professionals in the music industry, which creates endless networking opportunities. I left NAMM more motivated than ever to further my career within the music industry."-Jeremy McCool, Western Illinois University, 1st year, Graduate Student

Congratulations to the 2017 NAMM President's Innovation Award Recipients!
Meet Rebecca Scholldorf, a 2015 NAMM President's Innovation Award Recipient.
Meet Jon Giroux, a 2013 NAMM President's Innovation Award Recipient.