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Scholarships & Bursaries (All Schools)

Point Blank is committed to making music education accessible to people of all backgrounds. We are delighted to offer our Future S.T.A.R.S. scholarships, bursaries and funds to support this commitment. These include a range of awards that aim to nurture talent as well as provide access to higher education for specific under-represented groups in higher education.

Our Future S.T.A.R.S. Scholarship, Bursary and Mentoring Awards programme aims to:

  • SUPPORT disadvantaged students into music education and into the industry
  • Nurture TALENT by removing social, ideological and financial barriers
  • Improve ACCESS to education, opportunity and employment within music
  • Create new REALITIES by raising aspiration in under-represented groups
  • Enable SUCCESS for anyone with the talent and the drive to achieve it

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

London

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). 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.

Online

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.

Los Angeles

Music Industry Leaders Scholarship (Los Angeles) 

Point Blank is dedicated to helping talented producers from all over the world achieve excellence at our beautiful Mack Sennett Studios campus in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. This is a talent-based scholarship which can defray up to 20% of your Point Blank tuition cost. The amount of the scholarship is adjudicated according to talent as evidenced through a portfolio combined with potential for industry success as evidenced through a personal statement.

To apply please complete the Financial Support Application form and include a portfolio. Please see below for more information: 

Portfolio:

For music production courses, your portfolio must contain two music samples. The music samples may either be attached in MP3 format or provided as URL links to content posted online.

For DJ coutses, your portfolio must contain a music sample of your live DJ set. The music sample should showcase your best abilities as a DJ, and must be an audio or video recording of one of your live DJ sets of at least 10 minutes in length. It may either be attached in MP3 format or provided as a URL link to content posted online; YouTube links are the preferred submission format.

For singing courses, your portfolio must contain a video performance of two songs. The video performances must be two songs of your choice; originals or covers are acceptable. No autotune or effects may be applied. The videos must be provided as URL links to content posted online.

Personal statement:

The personal statement must be at least 250 words and must address each of the following four prompts: 

  • Describe the creative process behind your music samples, and your previous experiences in the music industry, if any.
  • Describe any musical or academic honors, achievements, awards, or recognitions you’ve received, if any.
  • What inspires or influences you as an artist?
  • What are your goals during your Point Blank program and in the music industry after graduation?

NEED-BASED TUITION GRANTS

Point Blank is dedicated to helping music students of limited means achieve excellence at our Los Angeles location. Students whose families make less than $60,000 per year or individuals making less than $30,000 per year are eligible to apply for a need-based tuition grant, which can defray up to 20% of your Point Blank tuition cost.
HOW TO APPLY: Submit your most recent tax return (if you file), your parents most recent tax return, and a personal statement to scholarships[at]pointblankmusicschool.com. If you are not a US citizen/resident, submit a recent bank statement as well as your parents’ most recent bank statement. The personal statement must be at least 250 words and must address why you feel you deserve a need-based tuition grant.

Point Blank is dedicated to helping music students of limited means achieve excellence at our Los Angeles location. Students whose families make less than $60,000 per year or individuals making less than $30,000 per year are eligible to apply for a need-based tuition grant, which can defray up to 20% of your Point Blank tuition cost.

To apply please complete the Financial Support Application form including your most recent tax return (if you file), your parents most recent tax return, and a personal statement. If you are not a US citizen/resident, submit a recent bank statement as well as your parents’ most recent bank statement. The personal statement must be at least 250 words and must address why you feel you deserve a need-based tuition grant.

PROGRAM PACKAGE DISCOUNTS (Los angeles)

If you enroll in one course or program at Point Blank Los Angeles, you will receive a $200 discount off of tuition for each additional program you book during the same term. Students who receive a talent-based scholarship or need-based tuition grant are not eligible for package discounts. Contact an admissions representative at 323-282-7660 x323 (or email admissions[at]pointblankmusicschool.com) to enroll in multiple programs and receive the package discount.

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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