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Lennon Scholarship Winner Stops By BMI NY

Posted in News on September 13, 2005
Singer/songwriter Sydney Price, first place winner of the John Lennon Scholarships, stopped by the BMI New York office to perform some of her new songs for BMI executives. The 17-year-old high school student from Dallas, Texas, who was presented with a check for $10,000 during the BMI Pop Awards ceremony held in May, also treated staff to a performance of her winning song "Moon Lullaby."

Gathered in the BMI New York office are BMI's Charlie Feldman, Sydney's brother Mark Price Jr., Sydney's father Mark Price Sr., BMI's Samantha Cox, Lennon Scholarship winner Sydney Price, BMI's Ralph Jackson (BMI Foundation President), J.W. Johnson and Ben Tischker. photo by Dana Rodriguez

Established by Yoko Ono in 1997 in conjunction with the BMI Foundation, the John Lennon Scholarships are made possible through generous donations from Ono with matching funds from Gibson Musical Instruments. Over $150,000 has been awarded over the last eight years to students from select colleges, universities and music schools, and from national submissions from MENC: The National Association for Music Education.