"Being in the music industry from an early age has taught me that along with talent, it takes hard work & determination to reach the top. Progress is impossible without change & perseverance. It is important to know that whoever you are, your individuality is what sets you apart from others & not everyone will like you along the way… but it is not their approval you wish to earn. Remember to live boldly, uniquely & independently because when it really comes down to it, the only acceptance you need is your own.” - Ella Henderson
The Ella Henderson Dream Big Scholarship is open to all high school students and will be awarded to one student who possesses musical talent with the necessary drive and ambition to seek continual growth and to sharpen their talents.
Applicants will be asked to write about the ways in which music has changed their lives and how they'd like to change the lives of others through their music. Additionally, applicants will be asked to submit a link with a short clip of them creating or playing music.
How has music changed your life, and how would you like your music to change the lives of others?
The application deadline is Apr 30, 2021. Winners will be announced on May 21, 2021.
The scholarship award is $1,000.
The winner will be publicly announced on May 21, 2021. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
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