Students between the ages of 15 and 24 from 50 select schools have been invited to apply. Submitted songs must have original music and lyrics. The National Association for Music Education/MENC will also submit additional entries to the competition drawn from their college and university chapters around the county. Click here for more information, including a list of eligible schools, official rules and application materials. The postmark deadline for entries is January 21, 2005. Questions may be addressed to LennonScholarship@bmifoundation.org.
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