Updated: September 18th, 2017
Win a $500 Scholarship!
Kickstart Your Drumming seeks to help anyone become the drummer he / she wants to be by providing information on lessons, practice routines, gear and all other things drumming. See for example my in-depth test of electronic drum sets.
Part of that mission is to inspire people to enter the wonderful world of music and rhythm. And this is where you come in…
After a successful first scholarship contest earlier this year, we’ve decided to give out another scholarship and raise the award to $500.
So if you’re a student with a passion for music, let us know why (in the way described below). We’ll get your message out to thousands of monthly readers – and we’ll contribute to financing your university education.
How to Participate
To participate in this scholarship contest you’ll have to create a piece of content that is related to music – be it performance, learning, newest equipment or any other sub-topic that inspires you.
We encourage you to put the answer in whatever form you think is best able to convey your message. However, we typically expect one (or a blending) of the following:
- a written article (1000 – 1500 words)
- an infographic or any other blend of text and graphic
We’ll carefully review every submission and select one person to receive $500 payed via PayPal directly into his / her account.
This scholarship is for students that are currently enrolled in colleges or universities in the US. You don’t have to be enrolled in a program related to music, but you should have a passion for music and the willingness to inspire other people.
The piece of content you submit must be unique and creative. Any plagiarised submissions will be rejected.
How to Submit
Submit your piece of content via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following details:
- Contact details
- Name of your college or university
- Area of study
- Proof that you’re enrolled at the college or university at the final date of submission (below)
Articles and graphics can be mailed to us as an attachment.
Deadlines & Award
Submission closes on August 31st, 2017. Any submission that is submitted after this date will be considered for next year’s scholarship contest.
The winner will be announced by September 15th and receive the money via PayPal on September 30th.
We’d love to hear from you and good luck!
Wow! We’ve received about a dozen more applications than last year and we were blown away by the quality of most of them!
A big thanks to everyone who participated! We learned many things about music that we didn’t know before.
That said, there can only be one winner, so we’ll make this quick and (hopefully) painless. We award the scholarship to:
Charles Pierce from Pennsylvania
Congrats Charles and – similarly emphatic – thank you to all participants for everything you’ve put into this. Even though it might not help very much now, we do appreciate your submission – a lot!