Established in the memory of David E. Ballard, with the support of Inherit the Music, this $10,000 scholarship supports youth who have experienced homelessness and/or been part of the foster care system pursuing a career in live entertainment. Field of study may include but is not limited to live event operations, production, music engineering, music business management, customer service, hospitality and/or other related fields.
Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student with a minimum of 60 credits earned, enrolled at an accredited college or university at the time of award in the fall semester. Applicant must be pursuing a career in live entertainment. Applicants who have experienced homelessness within the last four years, and/or been part of the foster care system any time after the age of sixteen, are eligible to apply. Applicant must be permanently residing in the U.S. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. This award will be paid directly to a qualified educational institution in two equal payments of $5000, distributed across at least two academic semesters.