Live Nation and the House of Blues’ Music Forward Foundation have joined forces to offer three $10,000 scholarships to US college students pursuing careers in the music industry.

The scholarships were established in 2016 to drive new talent into the music industry for careers in the concert business including ticketing, concert promotion, venue operation, sponsorship, e-commerce and artist management.

“Live Nation supports future leaders in pursuit of a career in the music industry,” said Mark Campana, chief operations officer of Live Nation US Concerts. “Music Forward helps bridge community to industry and we look forward to this year’s group of candidates and continuing to grow this important philanthropic program.”

There are three scholarships available: The Steven J. Finkel Service Scholarship is designed to support customer service expectations within the live entertainment industry; the Tiffany Green Operator Scholarship is designed to support women pursuing a career in live entertainment; and the Live Nation US Concerts Scholarship supports students interested in the core areas of Live Nation’s business.

The Music Forward Foundation is now accepting applications from US college juniors and seniors for the 2019 Live Nation US Concerts Scholarship Program.

Applicants must apply at hobmusicforward.org ahead of a March 31 deadline. Selections will be made by a panel of Live Nation executives and thought leaders across academic, entertainment, civic and corporate sectors.

The criteria on which selections will be made include academic achievement, essay responses and recommendations. Recipients will be announced in June and awards will be given for the autumn 2019 semester.

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