Recording Industry accepts $50,000 IEBA scholarship

IEBA scholarship 2018

The College of Media and Entertainment was recently selected to receive a $50,000 endowed scholarship from the International Entertainment Buyers Association’s (IEBA) Educational Outreach Fund. Pictured are (left to right): WME Partner Kevin Neal, WME President Barry Jeffrey, MTSU Department of Recording Industry Chair Beverly Keel and IEBA Executive Director Pam Matthews. Photo by Rick Diamond.

The College of Media and Entertainment was recently selected to receive a $50,000 endowed scholarship from the International Entertainment Buyers Association’s Educational Outreach Fund. Beverly Keel, chair of the Department of Recording Industry, accepted the scholarship on behalf of the college on Oct.2 at the IEBA Honors & Awards ceremony in downtown Nashville.

The gift is established in honor of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment partner and agent Kevin Neal, a 30-year veteran in the entertainment industry and winner of the IEBA’s Talent Agent of the Year multiple times. The permanent endowment will be used to award student scholarships in the Department of Recording Industry. Each recipient will be selected by the department’s Scholarship Committee. Candidates must be enrolled as full-time students and be a part of the music business program.

iebaIEBA is the leading not-for-profit trade organization for live entertainment industry professionals. The IEBA Educational Outreach Fund is a charity that establishes scholarships and other education programs for students enrolled in accredited entertainment business programs.

Funds for the Kevin Neal scholarship are expected to be available by the middle of November. IEBA has supported the College of Media and Entertainment in the past with the creation of the Department of Recording Industry’s Charlie Daniels Scholarship in 2013. 

To learn more about MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry, please click here.

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