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Online Scholarships & Bursaries

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:

  • R emove barriers to higher education and the music industry
  • I nclude under-represented groups
  •  S upport 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 (ONLINE)

This scholarship is available to 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. 

The total value of this scholarship is £6,000 (in the form of a fee-waiver for one year).

To be considered for this scholarship simply apply for one of our online Higher Education or Degree courses and then submit a scholarship application in the form of a 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 scholarship (ONLINE)

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 £6,000 per year and will cover the total value of the course. 

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 Online campus
  • Be a UK national applying to study their 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 .

music industry leaders scholarship (Online)

This scholarship is available to applicants to our higher education courses via the Online school. Each academic year, Point Blank can award these to a limited number of outstanding applicants. 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 students should:

  • Demonstrate outstanding potential, evidence through a portfolio of work and a personal statement
  • Have been accepted on any of our Higher Education courses at our Online school
  • Be a UK national applying to study their first degree (you can not have completed a degree level course already)
  • Not be eligible for any other funding including student loans
  • 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 .

music industry talent SCHOLARSHIP (ONLINE)

This scholarship is available for applicants to practical courses in our Online 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 in the Online school
  • 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 (online)

As part of our commitment to provide financial assistance for students who meet financial hardship whilst studying a student loan-funded online 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.

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