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Scholarships & Bursaries for London School

Point Blank is committed to making music education accessible to people of all backgrounds.

We are delighted to offer scholarships, bursaries and funds that are designed to break down barriers.

Point Blank's RISE Scholarship, Bursary and Mentoring Awards programme aims to:

  • Remove barriers to higher education and the music industry
  • Include under-represented groups
  •  Support disadvantaged students to success on their course
  •  Enable employment in the music industry on graduation

Please read through the menu of options below (which are grouped according to the School to which they are relevant) to find out more information about our schemes. If you have any questions or would like to apply, don't hesitate to contact us on admissions[at]pointblankmusicschool.com.

RA YOUNG PRODUCER'S scholarship (LONDON)

This scholarship is available to UK applicants aged 18-25 whose circumstances may otherwise prevent them from commencing their studies. It aims to provide a unique platform for a new generation of electronic music DJs and producers, with a focus on enabling young artists the opportunity to pursue their passion. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, especially those who feel that they face difficulties when accessing the music scene due to their cultural background and/or socioeconomic status. If any applicants have accessibility needs and would like some assistance applying we are here to help. This scholarship is worth more than £9,000 (in the form of a fee-waiver for one year). 

To be considered for this scholarship simply apply for one of our London Higher Education or Degree courses and then submit a scholarship application in the form of a musical CV and Cover Letter (2 sides A4 maximum). Your covering letter should include the following:

  • The scholarship you are applying for (school location and course name)
  • The reason you are applying and should be selected for the scholarship
  • Highlights of your relevant musical experience (professional or personal)
  • Links to your artist social media profiles (Soundcloud, YouTube, Insta etc.)
  • Links to video / audio clips showcasing your strongest music and/or mix

Applications must be received by midnight on 14th February 2022. Please email your completed application to: scholarships[at]pointblankmusicschool.com

If you are selected as a finalist, you will be invited to attend a virtual panel interview between 21st February and 7th March 2022. Once all of the shortlisted applicants have been interviewed the winner will be selected, contacted and officially announced on 11th March 2022.

All applicants must meet the standard entry requirements for the relevant course in addition to the criteria outlined above.

ACCESS TO MUSIC bursary (LONDON)

This bursary is available to applicants whose circumstances may otherwise prevent them from commencing their studies with the aim of promoting greater diversity. For each academic year 20/21 and 21/22, there are three bursaries available to outstanding applicants who may not otherwise be able to study with us. The bursary is worth £3,000 per year (up to a maximum of £9,000 in total) and will be paid directly to the successful applicants.

To be eligible applicants or students should:

  • Demonstrate outstanding potential, evidenced through a portfolio of work and a personal statement
  • Have been accepted on any of our higher education programmes at our London campus
  • Be a UK national applying to study your first degree (you must not have completed a degree level course already)
  • Come from a low participation neighbourhood and have a household income of less than £25,000 per annum

Applications can be made by completing a Scholarship and Bursary Application form.  Please request this form from admissions[at]pointblankmusicschool.com.

ACCESS TO MUSIC scholarship (LONDON)

This scholarship is available to applicants whose circumstances may otherwise prevent them from commencing their studies with the aim of promoting greater diversity. For each academic year 20/21 and 21/22, there is one scholarship available to outstanding applicants who may not otherwise be able to study with us. The scholarship is worth £3,000 per year (up to a maximum of £9,000 in total) and will be deducted from the course fees.

To be eligible applicants or students should:

  • Demonstrate outstanding potential, evidenced through a portfolio of work and a personal statement
  • Have been accepted on any of our higher education programmes at our London campus
  • Be a UK national applying to study your first degree (you must not have completed a degree level course already)
  • Come from a low participation neighbourhood and have a household income of less than £25,000 per annum.

Applications can be made by completing a Scholarship and Bursary Application form.  Please request this form from admissions[at]pointblankmusicschool.com.

WOMEN IN MUSIC BURSARY (LONDON)

This bursary is available to female applicants from low participation neighbourhoods. For each academic year 20/21 and 21/22, there are two bursaries available to outstanding female applicants who may not otherwise be able to study with us. The bursary is worth £3,000 per year (up to a maximum of £9,000 in total) and will be paid directly to the successful applicants.

To be eligible applicants or students should:

  • Demonstrate outstanding potential, evidenced through a portfolio of work and a personal statement
  • Have been accepted on any of our higher education programmes at our London campus
  • Be a UK national applying to study their first degree (you must not have completed a degree level course already)
  • Be a female from a low participation neighbourhood and have a household income of less than £25,000 per annum

Applications can be made by completing a Scholarship and Bursary Application form.  Please request this form from admissions[at]pointblankmusicschool.com.

we are europe scholarship (London)

This scholarship is available to applicants from the European Union (EU) who do not have settle/pre-settled status in the UK. Each academic year, Point Blank can award these to EU applicants who would not otherwise be able to study with us. The scholarship is worth £3,000 per year (up to £9,000 in total depending on your pathway) and will be deducted from the course fees.

To be eligible applicants or students should:

  • Have been accepted on any of our higher education courses at our London campus
  • Be an EU national applying to study your first degree (you can not have completed a degree level course already) 

The scholarships will be automatically applied to all EU applicants in the academic year 2021/22.

we are INTERNATIONAL scholarship (London)

This scholarship is available to applicants from outside of the UK and the European Union (EU). Each academic year, Point Blank can award these to a limited number of outstanding International applicants who would not otherwise be able to study with us. The scholarship is worth £3,000 per year (up to £9,000 in total depending on your pathway) and will be deducted from the course fees.

To be eligible applicants or students should:

  • Demonstrate outstanding potential, evidenced through a portfolio of work and a personal statement
  • Have been accepted on any of our higher education courses at our London campus
  • Be an international applicant applying to study your first degree (you can not have completed a degree level course already)

Applications can be made by submitting a portfolio and a personal statement to admissions[at]pointblankmusicschool.com.

music industry leaders Scholarship (London)

This scholarship is available to applicants to study any of our higher education programmes in London. Each academic year, Point Blank can award these to a limited number of outstanding applicants. The scholarship is worth £1,000 per year (up to £3,000 in total depending on your pathway) and will be deducted from the course fees.

To be eligible students should:

  • Have been accepted on any of our Higher Education courses at our London campus
  • Be a UK national applying to study their first degree (you can not have completed a degree level course already)
  • Have 152 UCAS points or the equivalent. We will also consider relevant experience if you do not have formal academic qualifications

Application is automatic, there is no need to make an application.  The scholarship will be awarded once confirmation of results/grades have been received.

music industry talent SCHOLARSHIP (LONDON)

This scholarship is available to applicants to practical courses at our London school and is worth the value of one module. This can be awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding potential in music who are in need of financial assistance.

To be eligible students should:

  • Demonstrate outstanding potential, evidence through a portfolio of work and a personal statement
  • Be applying to study a practical course
  • Have a household income of less than £46,000 per annum

Applications can be made by completing a Scholarship and Bursary Application form.  Please request this form from  admissions[at]pointblankmusicschool.com.

hardship fund (London)

As part of our commitment to provide financial assistance for students who meet financial hardship whilst studying a student loan-funded course with us, we have the Hardship Support Fund available. This fund provides financial support to a select number of current students studying a higher education course who have met unforeseen financial hardship during their studies. For some students, a grant from our Hardship Support Fund can make all the difference, allowing them to refocus on their studies and successfully graduate. The maximum award is £1,000 per year.

Applications can be made by contacting support[at]pointblankmusicschool.com.

Terms & Conditions

The scholarships, bursaries and grants listed above are subject to the following Terms & Conditions:

  • Scholarships, bursaries and grants may only be used towards the cost of a Point Blank course, are not transferable and may not be redeemed for cash value.
  • Point Blank will attempt to contact the selected recipient using the phone and email information provided on this application. If the recipient does not respond within 7 days of the first contact attempt, the scholarship, bursary or grant offer will be rescinded.
  • Where applicable, scholarship, bursaries and grant funds will be disbursed periodically throughout the programme. After the initial disbursement, the recipient must maintain satisfactory academic progress and meet the minimum attendance requirement to continue to receive funds.
  • If the recipient fails to maintain satisfactory academic progress or meet the minimum attendance requirement, the scholarship will be forfeited and the recipient is liable for all remaining tuition charges that would have otherwise been paid by the scholarship.
  • Point Blank reserves the right to not award a scholarship, bursary or grant if no applicant meets eligibility requirements.
  • Scholarships, bursaries and grants are not guaranteed, nor will a scholarship or bursary award secure a place on the intended programme or term of study for the recipient.
  • Students in receipt of scholarships or bursaries may be asked and be expected to attend external events (e.g. education exhibitions) or contribute to marketing material.
  • For UK applicants, to prove your household income, you will need to show one of the following as evidence: P60, self-assessment tax form, month 12 / week 53 payslip, headed Letter from employer confirming employment and salary. 
  • Students in receipt of a scholarship, bursary or grant who are eligible for free software will receive the software in the first week of their course, once all enrollment requirements have been met. 
  • Students who have been accepted to study a Foundation Year followed by one of our 3 year degrees, will only be eligible to apply for a scholarship or fee waiver upon successful completion of the Foundation Year. 
  • Scholarships and fee waivers are not available for our Foundation Year course.
  • For applicants to the LA School, while students may apply for any scholarship or grant, only one scholarship or grant award will be given per student, per program. The maximum financial support package offered through a scholarship or grant at Point Blank Los Angeles is 20% of the total program tuition cost.

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