The Brickman Bootcamp Scholarship is a byproduct of Jim Brickman’s passion for encouraging talented young songwriters and providing them development opportunities that may otherwise be inaccessible. As a beginning musician and writer, money was tight for the Brickmans: if Jim hadn’t been able to take free classes at Cleveland’s Music Settlement, who knows if he would have ever moved beyond the felt keyboard he was practicing on at home! 


Scholarships to Brickman Bootcamp are available to aspiring songwriters between the ages of 16 and 25 years old.

Presented by the Grammy-nominated songwriter and performer Jim Brickman, Brickman Bootcamp is a weekend songwriting intensive including an opening night concert, two days of songwriting workshops and a closing performance opportunity. While travel and lodging expenses will not be covered, we are pleased to offer waived tuition (a $1000 value) to scholarship recipients.

Apply by filling out the form below.

  • Scholarships are available for songwriters ages of 16 to 25 years.
    Please enter a number from 16 to 25.

  • Share with us a video showcasing a song that you consider to be your best work (and of course, your dazzling personality)! Whether your song is one with lyrics or just an instrumental… show off! YouTube links, Google drive links, etc. are acceptable.

  • Submit a one-page written response to one of the following prompts:

    1. Think about this quote from Jack Kerouac. "The only truth is music." Write about a time the only way you could tell your “truth” was through song.

    2. Who in your life has been your biggest influence as a songwriter? Why and how?

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