Applications are open for the Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business “Miranda Lambert Women Creators Fund.” This is the second year of the scholarship, which has raised over $40,000 in support of female students pursuing a degree in the music business and entertainment industry studies.
Supported by the Nashville resident and Academy of Country Music’s 2016 Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert, the scholarship provides support for aspiring female songwriters.
“I am so excited to establish this scholarship fund,” said Lambert, who noted that her passion for music is her motivation to continue opening doors for fellow female singer/songwriters. “To encourage and empower women to achieve their goals is why I am supporting outstanding women who want to pursue their dreams in the music industry.”
With more and more arts programs losing funding, those pursuing a degree in any creative medium—especially women—are in trouble. This scholarship is important for the preservation of young people’s interest in creative works by easing some of the financial burden that comes with attending a university.
Doug Howard, dean of the Curb College, added, “Throughout her career Miranda has been a faithful and loyal supporter of women songwriters and artists, and her music has served to inspire. And now, with the creation of her scholarship fund, Miranda will directly impact the education and opportunities of young women creators as they prepare for a career in the music industry. We are truly grateful for this generous gift and for the vision of its wonderful purpose.”