Sub Pop's 2016 Loser Scholarship

Local Music

It's that time again: beloved Seattle institution Sub Pop Records is looking for losers for the Sub Pop 2016 Loser Scholarship!

Tune in to The Morning Show on KEXP today (Thursday, February 25th)
as DJ John Richards chats with Sub Pop about this awesome annual opportunity.

Three lucky local teens will be awarded with some schooltime funding — there are scholarships for $7,000, one for $5,000 and one for $3,000. Applicants must be a resident of Washington or Oregon, and a graduating senior on your way to full-time enrollment at an accredited university or college. Sub Pop is looking for applicants who are involved and/or interested in music and/or the creative arts in some way, but you don't need to be pursuing an education in the arts.To apply for these scholarships, just submit an essay, no longer than one page, letting Sub Pop know about one or more of the following topics. Please list the school you are graduating from and the school you plan to attend in the fall at the top of your essay along with your contact information.

  • - What are you doing in the arts/music field in your community?
  • - What does being a Sub Pop ‘Loser’ mean to you?
  • - What are your influences and/or who inspired you to become involved in the arts?
  • - Describe your biggest failure and explain how it has brought you closer to your goal(s).
  • - Discuss a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart.
  • - How has your family or community background affected the way you see the world?

Click here for more information. All submissions and attachments need to be sent to by Sunday, March 20th. Scholarship winners will be announced on April 12th.

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