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Lulu Scholarship for Music Vocation

Funded by
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Guin Records LLC
1 winner$1,100
Application Deadline
Aug 30, 2023
Winners Announced
Sep 30, 2023
Education Level
High School
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school junior or senior
Field of Interest:

Lulu was a beloved mother who instilled a myriad of positive lessons and values in her son, LB199X. 

Lulu always encouraged LB to chase his dreams, be good to other people, and give back to his community. Lulu helped LB become a great artist with Guin Records who embodies the spirit of storytelling in music and uses his art as a vehicle to positively impact culture and society. 

This scholarship seeks to honor the impact of Lulu by supporting aspiring artists pursuing their dreams in the music industry.

Any high school junior senir pursuing a degree related to music, the music industry, the music business, the entertainment industry, or an adjacent field may apply for this scholarship, but students of color are preferred.

To apply, submit an essay OR video about a woman in your life who has inspired you to pursue your dreams.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Passion, Drive
Published March 16, 2023
Essay Topic

Tell us about your mother, a mother figure, or another woman in your life who has inspired you to chase your dreams. This could be a member of your family, a mentor, a teacher, a friend, etc.

0–600 words

Winning Application

Jeffrey Daniels
Walled Lake Central High SchoolWalled Lake, MI
Title: The Guiding Light: How My Mother Inspires Me to Chase My Dreams Introduction: Behind every dreamer, there is often a guiding force that ignites their passion and fuels their pursuit of success. For me, that unwavering source of inspiration is none other than my mother. Her unwavering support, boundless love, and relentless belief in my abilities have shaped me into the person I am today. Through her own determination, sacrifices, and unwavering faith, she has become the driving force behind my aspirations, encouraging me to chase my dreams and reminding me that anything is possible with dedication and perseverance. Unconditional Support: My mother has always been my unwavering champion, standing firmly by my side as I navigate the winding paths of life. She believes in me when I doubt myself and offers a listening ear and words of encouragement during moments of uncertainty. Whether it was attending every recital, cheering me on during competitions, or providing a comforting presence during moments of disappointment, her unwavering support has been my foundation. Her belief in my abilities has instilled in me the confidence to pursue my dreams fearlessly. Leading by Example: As a single mother, my mother faced her own set of challenges and obstacles. Yet, she has always demonstrated resilience and determination in the pursuit of her own dreams. Witnessing her overcome adversity and pursue her passions has been a powerful lesson in perseverance. She has taught me that dreams are not confined by circumstance or external limitations, but rather fueled by an unwavering spirit and a relentless pursuit of excellence. Her example has shown me that obstacles are simply opportunities for growth and that success is within reach if I am willing to work for it. Embracing Fearlessness: My mother has consistently encouraged me to embrace fearlessness in the pursuit of my dreams. She has taught me that taking risks is essential for personal growth and that failure is not a roadblock but a stepping stone to success. With her guidance, I have learned to step outside my comfort zone, challenge myself, and embrace the unknown. Her fearlessness has emboldened me to pursue my passions with courage and to approach each opportunity with an open heart and a willingness to learn. Nurturing Independence: While my mother's support is unwavering, she has also nurtured my independence. She understands the importance of self-discovery and has encouraged me to explore various paths, allowing me to shape my own dreams and aspirations. Through her guidance, she has taught me to trust my instincts, to make decisions with conviction, and to take ownership of my own journey. Her belief in my ability to navigate my own path has given me the confidence to pursue my dreams with autonomy and determination. Conclusion: My mother has been an unwavering source of inspiration, propelling me forward in the pursuit of my dreams. Her unconditional support, leading by example, fearlessness, and nurturing of independence have shaped me into the resilient and determined individual I am today. Her belief in me has fostered deep-rooted confidence and an unwavering determination to chase my dreams, knowing that I have her unwavering love and support every step of the way. I am forever grateful for her influence in my life, and I will continue to strive for greatness, driven by the knowledge that my dreams are within reach because of her steadfast encouragement.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Aug 30, 2023. Winners will be announced on Sep 30, 2023.

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