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WoodaWorx Music Scholarship

1st winner$2,500
2nd winner$1,500
3rd winner$1,000
Application Deadline
Jul 1, 2024
Winners Announced
Aug 1, 2024
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Field of Study:
Education Level:
High school senior or undergraduate student

Nurturing musical talent and innovation among minority communities is essential for enhancing our cultural heritage and ensuring diverse voices are heard.

Pursuing the music industry is difficult and requires perseverance and courage. Helping the next wave of musicians get creative, improve their skills, and share their music makes the world a richer place and makes the industry more accessible for students of all backgrounds.

This scholarship was created by Grammy winning producer, Kelvin Wooten. Kelvin started WoodaWorx in the Huntsville, Alabama, area in 2004. After working for many years with established artists, Kelvin had a vision to create a company and music studio that could offer unknown/undiscovered artists a place to be creative. Through the formation of the company, he created a launch pad that allowed a variety of independent artists to share their unique music with the world. In 2019, Kelvin Wooten launched the sale of his music sample creations. Their goal is simple: “To create a company that can be used as an extension to share and create the sound we believe should exist in music".

This scholarship aims to support underrepresented students who are pursuing careers in the music industry.

Any BIPOC high school senior or undergraduate student who is studying music may apply for this scholarship opportunity. The first-place winner will receive $2,500, the second-place winner $1,500, and the third-place winner $1000.

To apply, submit a video telling us about your background, why have you chosen to pursue music, and why music and the arts are important to culture.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Passion
Published March 11, 2024
Essay Topic

Please tell us about your background and what drives your passion for music.

0–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jul 1, 2024. Winners will be announced on Aug 1, 2024.