MPA & NMC Announce 2015 Scholarship Winners

Mon, 2015-08-31 12:48 -- mpa-admin

August 31, 2015

After reviewing hundreds of applications for the 2015 Copyright Awareness Scholarship we are pleased to announce this year's big winners! 

First Prize went to Hannah Paine for her heartfelt and honest take on the value of music. Hannah, who just completed her first year at Chapman University, is studying film production.

Second prize went to Jordan Hendrickson. Jordan, who just graduated from High School in Luck Wisconsin, is headed to the Milwaukee School of Engineering to study Software Engineering. 

Third prize went to Lorena DurĂ¡n for her artistic take on the subject; her video asks the viewer to think about what happens when we dilute art. Lorena is a graduate student in flim at NYU.

With so many outstanding submissions this year it was hard to select just three winners. The National Music Council and the Music Publishers Association would like to acknowlege the excellent work of our finliasts:
Christopher Delgado, Palm Beach, FL
Victoria Miller, Sarasota, FL
Noelani Rachel Min, Memphis, TN
Alex Nazarchuk, Fife, WA
David Ramirez, Pembroke Pines, FL
Alex Rennie, Santa Fe, NM
Ryan Rusin, Garden Grove, CA

We are certain that each and every one of these students have a bright future ahead of them.

And to all of the brave students who stood up to the challenge to tell us why copyright and intellectual property are important, we commend them! We know so much work goes into these projects and look forward to viewing the creative and fantastic things that come from the minds of our applicants.

The Copyright Awareness Scholarship was created in 2010 by the Music Publishers Association to help students learn more about intellectual property and copyright. The MPA has since joined with the National Music Council to help cast a wider net and reach a larger audience of students.

For more information please contact scholarship@mpa.org.