Applications Open for Beneficial NADJ Scholarship
After launching successfully last year, NADJ has announced the return of the NADJ Scholarship programme for 2016, giving mobile DJs the chance to receive educational training, VIP access to industry events and various opportunities to further their career or business.
Aiming to provide one winning candidate with mentoring from fellow DJs and content focussed on development and self-improvement, the NADJ Scholarship launched last year, teaming up with a number of important industry figures and events. After receiving a number of high-calibre entries, the association awarded the scholarship to Dorset-based Iggy Davis, but also decided to offer a ‘special commendation’ package to young DJ Charlie Rogers.
This year, the NADJ Scholarship returns, aiming to seek out the next ideal scholar to be taken under the wing of the NADJ and its industry partners. The application process will be open to all Full Members, with the winning applicant receiving access to a wealth of information and training, allowing them to develop their business and hone their skill as a DJ. All applications will be independently assessed by Mark Walsh (Sales Director for BPM/PRO) and Eddie Short (Editor of Pro Mobile Magazine), before a successful applicant is chosen.
“The NADJ Scholarship will once again open up new opportunities for one of our Full Members and it shows our continued commitment to invest in our members, who are more than just numbers to us,” said NADJ Chairman Alan Marshall. “The Scholarship encompasses many areas where a DJ can improve their performance and their business skills. In order for any project like [this] to be a success, there needs to be a desire for the scholar to want to investigate the way they currently operate and seek the guidance of others to improve the way they carry out their duties.”
The NADJ Scholarship programme will include training opportunities, educational material, access to key industry events and even qualifications. The winning applicant will have access to the 2016 Pro Mobile Conference as a full delegate, giving them chance to soak up advice, network with like-minded DJs, improve their performance techniques, receive business guidance and develop themselves at a personal level during a weekend of specially selected educational content. They will also receive a one-year extension to their NADJ membership; a full year of tuition from respected DJ Derek Pengelly on his DJ Mentor 365 programme; VIP access to BPM 2016, including free drinks in the VIP lounge; the chance to complete a recognised DJ Dynamics (Level 1) qualification in from the London College of Music; and a series of mobile DJ-relevant publications.
“I think the NADJ Scholarship programme is an excellent initiative of the NADJ and we at Pro Mobile are very pleased to be able to support it,” said Eddie Short, who is also Curator for the annual Pro Mobile Conference. “I know last year’s recipient, Iggy Davis, has benefited greatly from the scholarship and I’m sure this year’s successful DJ will find it equally beneficial in developing their talent and growing their business.”
Applications for the NADJ Scholarship are now open and candidates can find the form in the ‘Members’ drop-down menu of the NADJ website. The closing date for all applications is Monday the 16th of November at midday.
More information regarding the programme and tips on submitting an application can be found on the NADJ website.