Starstruck Entertainment of Nashville and Volunteer State Community College have teamed up to provide a scholarship and the possibility of future music industry opportunities for Volunteer State Community College students. The goal of Starstruck Scholarship is to elevate that to a place where deserving students can get financial assistance, have a relationship with Starstruck, and receive an outstanding education focused on their talent and dreams. Scholarship funding will include the estimated cost of attendance for tuition/fees and books/supplies.
Volunteer State Community College is a public, comprehensive community college offering associate degrees, certificates, continuing education, and service to northern Middle Tennessee.
- Must be a legal resident of Tennessee and eligible to enroll as a full-time student at Volunteer State Community College
- Must be a Music or Entertainment Media Production major planning for a career in the entertainment industry as a singer/songwriter
How to Apply:
The candidates must complete the following forms on-line through the given link:
- Complete Volunteer State Community College application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Complete Starstruck Entertainment Scholarship Application Form (including 3 Letters of Recommendation and a link to a performance video or sound file)
- Finalists also must audition in person for the committee that will select the scholarship recipient (auditions to be held August 8-12, 2016)
- Scholarship recipient agrees to enroll full-time at Volunteer State Community College for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 in one of the eligible majors (must be able to attend classes in person at the Gallatin campus)
- Scholarship funding will include the estimated cost of attendance for tuition/fees and books/supplies and is renewable for the length of the degree program, contingent on satisfactory academic progress
- Scholarship recipient will attend regular meetings with college personnel and/or Starstruck Entertainment staff to discuss goals and progress
- Internship opportunities with Starstruck Entertainment will be available from the second semester forward (nondisclosure agreement required)
- Scholarship recipient will be signed to Volunteer State Community College’s record label during the scholarship year(s)
- At the end of the scholarship, Starstruck Entertainment will hold the right of first refusal to sign the scholarship recipient to a new artist agreement and/or publishing agreement
The application is due by August 1, 2016, at 5:00 pm CST. Any application submitted afterward will not be considered.
Link for More Information:
For questions, you can contact the Humanities Division Office at (615) 230-3200.