DCSIMG
BMI Foundation Head

John Lennon Scholarships
for songwriters and composers

The 2014 John Lennon Scholarship competition is open only to U.S. college students between the ages of 17 and 24.  Three scholarships with prizes totaling $20,000 will be awarded to the best original songs submitted to the competition. 

Established in 1997 by Yoko Ono, this scholarship program honors the memory of one of the preeminent songwriters of the 20th century, John Lennon. Lennon’s enormous creative legacy includes such songs as, “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “Strawberry Fields,” “Imagine,” “I Am the Walrus,” “All You Need Is Love,” and “Come Together” and continues to inspire and uplift new generations of music lovers around the world.  More than $360,000 in scholarships have been awarded over the past sixteen years.

Past Recipients

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