NADJ To Offer Once-In-A-Lifetime Scholarship
The National Association of DJs (NADJ) has announced the details of a new project; the NADJ Scholarship. The programme will give one of the association’s Full Members unbridled access to training and educational resources purpose-picked to encourage them to take their performance and business to ‘new heights’.
The project itself has been formulated over the past six months and sees the NADJ teaming up with various esteemed industry figures and events in order to deliver content focussed on development and improvement. Supporting the NADJ Scholarship will be Mark Walsh, Pro Mobile Conference Host and organiser of the BPM show; wedding DJ expert Derek Pengelly; and Pro Mobile Conference Curator and editor of Pro Mobile magazine, Eddie Short. The project will also be supported by BPM 2015 and DJ Dynamics, the training provider facilitated by the London College of Music and Mastermix.
The chosen DJ will gain access to the 2015 Pro Mobile Conference as a Full Delegate, one year’s tuition from DJ Mentor 365 (Derek Pengelly), and VIP access to BPM 2015. The scholarship DJ will also receive copies of three DJ training books, a year’s extension to their NADJ membership and access to the DJ Dynamics (Level 1) training course.
NADJ Chairman Alan Marshall explained the motivations behind the programme: “The NADJ Scholarship will open up new opportunities for one of our Full Members and it shows our commitment to invest in our members, who are more than just a number to us. The Scholarship encompasses many areas where a DJ can improve their skills in performance and business.”
"In order for any project like the NADJ Scholarship 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,” said Alan. “I'm proud to bring on-board a wide selection of supporters to join with the Association in this new venture. There's a good chance that DJs across the country will already respect and follow our Scholarship partners because of what they have personally achieved.”
The lucky scholar will be independently chosen by Mark Walsh and Eddie Short, who will review the applications in order to find the DJ they feel will take full advantage of the NADJ Scholarship.
"It’s great to see the NADJ championing DJ education and we are very pleased to play a part in this exciting initiative,” said Eddie. “Personally, I'm looking forward to reading the entries, as it’s always great to share in the vision of others. I also look forward to welcoming the successful DJ to the Pro Mobile Conference in March, which I'm sure they will find to be an invaluable experience.”
Full details regarding the NADJ Scholarship and how to apply can be found on the NADJ website, but don’t delay as the closing date for applications will be Wednesday the 11th of February.