Slam Academy aims to make electronic music accessible to everyone. Through extraordinary acts of goodwill, we have partnered with some wonderful organizations and individuals to offer scholarships for underserved communities.

All scholarships are awarded twice per year, in spring and fall. Accepted applicants will receive 50 percent off Slam Academy Membership for as long as their membership remains active; unless otherwise noted in the scholarship details. Please review the application process and list of scholarships below, and email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Application Process

  • Please submit a short statement about yourself and why you are interested in studying at Slam Academy. Share examples of past creative output (in electronic music, or any art form) if possible, and tell us what you hope to gain through our programs.
  • Send your statement of interest to [email protected] with the title of the scholarship you are applying for as the subject line.
  • Spring Deadline: March 15th
  • Fall Deadline: September 15th

The Scholarships

SLAM IN MOTION Scholarship

Slam Academy is proud to partner with Twin Cities EDM production company Sound in Motion on a full ride scholarship for one semester in the program of your choice. Submit an application before the deadline below to be considered for this amazing opportunity.

Deadlines: July 17th and January 17th

Submit to both (CC): info@slamacademy & [email protected] with the subject line: Slam in Motion


Inspired by Al Sharpton’s eulogy at the memorial service for George Floyd, this scholarship is for Black and Indigenous people who want to pursue DJing and music production at Slam Academy. Nearly all genres of modern music are rooted in Black culture and ushered forward by Black innovators. Meanwhile, systemic racism continues to oppress, invalidate, and deeply affect the lives of Black and Indigenous people who still bear the impact of slavery and genocide. We readily acknowledge that this scholarship can in no way fix these deeply rooted social injustices, but we hope this scholarship will help individuals in our community further their creative passions.

Please click the donate button below if you’d like to contribute to this scholarship fund.

Extra Abilities Scholarship

The Extra Abilities Scholarship is designed for those who identify as being on the autism spectrum. Students who receive(d) services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in school, or have a 504 Plan or IEP are especially encouraged to apply.

Please click the donate button below if you’d like to contribute to this scholarship fund.

Not The 1% Scholarship

You work hard, you pay your bills, and there isn’t a lot left. But you love music and feel called to make it. We created this scholarship program for people like you who are motivated, hard-working and just need a little financial assistance to pursue your dreams.

Please click the donate button below if you’d like to contribute to this scholarship fund.

Femme FORWARD Scholarship

Are you a woman, transgender, or non-binary person looking to get involved in the music industry through DJing or learning music production? Slam Academy is proud to offer the Femme Forward Scholarship.

Please click the donate button below if you’d like to contribute to this scholarship fund.

On August 27, 2018, Kyle J Rice was killed in a motorcycle crash at the age of 30. Kyle was a big fan of electronic music, and was planning on attending Slam Academy in the near future to pursue his love of electronic music. While Kyle will not be able to attend classes, his family and friends wanted to do something in his memory, so they held a fundraiser to raise money for a scholarship to Slam Academy in Kyle’s name, pictured here with two of the three recipients.