The USC Thornton School of Music has partnered with Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Bleeding Fingers Music to offer the USC Screen Scoring Diversity Scholarship for Black composers.
The scholarship covers the entire cost of USC Thornton’s Screen Scoring Master’s program, including tuition, housing and meals, application fee reimbursement, equipment, applicable relocation costs, and software purchases. It will also include an apprenticeship opportunity at Bleeding Fingers Music.
Students who apply to the program and are eligible will automatically be considered (doesn’t seem to be a separate application for the scholarship). To be eligible, students should have an undergraduate degree. If the undergraduate degree is not in music composition or screen scoring, they will consider professional experience. Go here to learn more about the program.
Deadline to apply for the 2021-22 academic year is December 1, 2020.