Hey, Students! Sub Pop Records Is Giving Away $13,000 In Scholarships to Kids Involved In Music, the Arts, and Generally Creative S#*t

Laura Musselman
Sub Pop didn't give Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold a scholarship (he didn't go to college), but they did give him a record deal.
Look, it's not a good bet that a music or art degree is going to provide a pipeline to a steady career (though we've heard it's happened before). But the folks at Sub Pop are going to make it a little easier for a few kids pursuing the arts in spite of the pay grade. This year, the local label is giving away three scholarships -- $6,000, $4,000, and $3,000 -- to graduating seniors in Washington to Oregon who are interested in or pursuing the arts.

The application process includes writing an essay, and it's encouraged that you send along samples of you work as well (a note from Sub Pop with more info is after the jump).

Seriously, no matter what you're planning to major in college, if you're involved in/love music and the arts, take Sub Pop up on this offer. The worst thing that could happen is that Sub Pop -- a label that has been home to some of the most successful indie acts of the last decade -- will take a look at your work. And there are hundreds of bands who would kill for that opportunity. You have until May 15 to get your materials in.

Good luck!

A Message From Sub Pop:

Hey there!

Sub Pop Records in Seattle, WA is offering a grand total of $13,000 worth of college scholarship money to three eligible high school seniors. There are three scholarships--one for $6,000, one for $4,000 and one for $3,000. To apply for these scholarships you must be a resident of Washington or Oregon, and a graduating senior on your way to full-time enrollment at an accredited university or college. We are looking for an applicant who is involved and/or interested in music and/or the creative arts in some way.

To apply for these scholarships we would like you to submit an essay, no longer than one page, letting us know about one or more of the following topics:

• What are you doing in the arts/music field in your community?

• How and/or why did you become interested in artistic outlets?

• How would this scholarship money help you to progress in your chosen field?

• What are your influences and/or who inspires you?

• Who are some of your favorite bands or artists?

Applicants are strongly encouraged to send digital links and/or provide hard copies of their artwork along with their essay (we have never had a winner who submitted only an essay). However, please be aware that Sub Pop will not return any of this material, so please don't send originals. Sub Pop will give equal opportunity to all applicants who fit the criteria outlined above. The deadline for applications is May 15th.

Please send all submissions and attachments to scholarship@subpop.com by May 15th, 2012. We will announce the scholarship winners on May 28th.

All physical submissions should be sent to:

Sub Pop Records

Attn: Scholarship

2013 4th Ave, 3rd Floor

Seattle, WA 98121

Amount: $6,000 / $4,000 / $3,000 -- checks will be made payable to the university or college of the winning applicants' choice and applied to winning applicants tuition.

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