Peermusic Latin Scholarship Award Deadline Extended to April 1 for Student Composers of Latin Music

Published: 02.13.2018

The BMI Foundation has extended the application deadline for the peermusic Latin Scholarship competition through April 1, 2018. Open to student songwriters and composers of original Latin music, the fifteenth annual program will award a $5,000 scholarship for the best song or instrumental composition submission in any Latin genre. Multi-platinum Latin artist and BMI songwriter Prince Royce serves as honorary spokesperson for the competition. 

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.

According to Carolina Arenas, 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 April 1, 2018, 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