16th Annual Peermusic Latin Scholarship Competition Announced

Published: 10.16.2018

The BMI Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the 16th annual peermusic Latin Scholarship competition: a program open to student songwriters and composers of original Latin music. In partnership with peermusic, the competition awards a $5,000 scholarship for the best song or instrumental composition submission in any Latin genre. 

One of the few distinctions of its kind, the award was established in 2003 through the generosity and vision of peermusic CEO, Ralph Peer II. For over a decade, the program has nurtured promising musicians who have gone on to distinguish themselves in the fields of television, film, recorded music, and concert performance.

Carolina Arenas, Head of Latin America Sales at Audio Network, is the Director of the peermusic Latin Scholarship competition. College students in the United States and Puerto Rico who are between the ages of 17 and 24 are eligible to apply. All words and music must be original, and online applications must be completed and submitted no later than January 1, 2019, 11:59 pm EST. For more information and to apply, please visit


About peermusic
Founded by Ralph Peer in 1928, peermusic is a global network of music publishing companies operating from 33 offices in 27 countries, with well over a quarter of a million titles in the company’s catalogue, and songs that vary from country, blues, jazz, and pop to Latin, concert, and rock & roll.


About the BMI Foundation
The BMI Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1985 to encourage the creation, performance, and study of American music. The Foundation’s programs include competitive scholarships for songwriters and composers, operating grants for nonprofit arts presenters, and support for innovative music education initiatives in schools and communities across the country. For more information about the work of the Foundation, please visit our website at For exclusive news and content, follow @bmifoundation on Twitter and  Instagram, and like “BMI Foundation” on Facebook at