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Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 12/ 8/2010

Schools eligible for 2011 John Lennon Scholarship

By Valerie Strauss

Songwriters and/or composers between the ages of 15 and 24 may be eligible to compete in the John Lennon Scholarship Program, established by Yoko Ono in 1997.

Each year, a group of colleges and universities is selected to participate in the program, named after the former Beatle who was slain 30 years ago Wednesday. You can see the application at ; the deadline is Jan. 31, 2011.

Here are the 2011 schools eligible for the competition. Applicants may also be selected from the National Association for Music Education, but competition is open only to students currently enrolled at a school with an active MENC collegiate chapter. Alumni from these schools are eligible, as well.

One caveat: Applicants cannot have any work commercially recorded or distributed. This is not for professionals. Usually three scholarship awards are given each year: one for $10,000 and two for $5,000 each.

Select Schools for 2011:

University of Alabama
Appalachian State University
Bard College
Belmont University
Berklee College of Music
Birmingham-Southern College
Brown University
University of California Los Angeles
California State University Northridge
Carnegie Mellon University
Catawba College
University of Cincinnati
City College of New York
Clark Atlanta University
Colorado State University
University of Colorado Boulder
Columbia College (Chicago)
DePaul University
Drexel University
Elmhurst College
Emory University
University of Florida
Florida State University
Full Sail University
Georgia State University
Harvard University
University of Houston
Hunter College
University of Idaho
Indiana University
Ithaca College
Lehigh University
Loyola University (New Orleans)
University of Memphis
University of Miami
University of Michigan
Michigan State University
Middle Tennessee State University
Millikin University
New England Conservatory
New York University
University of North Alabama
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
University of North Texas
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
Purchase College (SUNY)
University of Southern California
University of Texas at Austin
University of Utah
Vanderbilt University
Wilkes Community College
Yale University

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By Valerie Strauss  | December 8, 2010; 10:40 AM ET
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Yes but if they speak out against war the scholarship may not last them long...

Posted by: Wildthing1 | December 8, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

ok, I see Yoko is sponsoring it, whew, I was afrain it might be a defense dept front for entrapping peace minded musicians...

Posted by: Wildthing1 | December 8, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

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