SWIM Announces Scholarship, Donation Challenge

During the Smart Women in Music Fund networking event at The 2019 NAMM Show, the chairs of the fund announced a scholarship opportunity for six emerging female leaders to connect, support and grow in their leadership and professional capabilities at Summer NAMM in Nashville, Tennessee, held July 18-20, 2019.

The scholarship is designed to help aid in travel, housing and other expenses related to attending Summer NAMM, where the selected recipients will attend a series of professional development sessions, shadow industry leaders and be recognized at a SWIM Meet reception.

"The scholarship is a great opportunity for women who may not have the means to attend the Summer NAMM show. This scholarship supports the mission of the SWIM Fund to connect, support and grow," said Robin Walenta, SWIM captain and NAMM chair. "The Summer NAMM show provides the network for women to connect with other leaders in the industry, receive support through the SWIM mentorship program and grow their skills through the hundreds of educational
learning sessions."

At the SWIM reception, Carter Vintage Guitars' Christie Carter offered a matching donation up to $15,000 to the SWIM Fund. Donors interested in having their gift to the fund matched are encouraged to donate before Feb. 28 via the SWIM Foundation page.

The Summer NAMM scholarship application process is now open to qualified candidates and closes Feb. 28. Awardees will be announced April 1.