CCC Scholarship Fund

    CCC Scholarship Award

    The John Braheny Scholarship Fund

    The CCC is pleased to offer scholarship awards to qualified music industry studies majors living in the greater Los Angeles area. The scholarship was first awarded in 2012. In 2013, the CCC renamed the scholarship in memory of former CCC President, John Braheny.

    In May 2022 the CCC will provide a scholarship award of $3,500. Applications for the John Braheny Scholarship will become available in April 2022.

    Application materials may be submitted via email to the CCC at: manager@theccc.org.

    The California Copyright Conference Scholarship Fund, Inc. is a recognized 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization; federal EIN 83-4059268. If needed, please view our CCC Scholarship Fund Tax Exemption Letter.

    John Braheny



    To mail a donation, please send to:
    California Copyright Conference 
    P.O. Box 57962 
    Sherman Oaks CA 91413
    Please indicate “John Braheny Scholarship” in the memo field

    Scholarship Requirements:

    • Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited, music industry studies bachelor’s degree program located in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.
    • Students must currently be enrolled full-time as a freshman, sophomore or junior, and must enroll as a full-time student majoring in Music Business/Industry for the Fall 2022 school term.
    • Students must be in good standing (e.g., not on suspension or academic probation) at their university and be making the required minimum progress toward a bachelor’s degree.
    • Winner must be able to attend the CCC Webinar in May 2022 for the official announcement and award presentation.

    For additional information contact manager@theccc.org.


    2021 Scholarship Winner

    Joscelyn Mackaben of California State University, Northridge is the 2021 recipient of the John Braheny Scholarship.



    2020 Scholarship Winner

    Hannah Abrahim of University of Southern California is the 2020 recipient of the John Braheny Scholarship.


    2019 Scholarship Winner

    Leah Fattor of University of Southern California Thornton School of Music is the 2019 recipient of the John Braheny Scholarship.

    [Pictured left to right are Eric Polin (CCC past president), Sabrina Ment, Esq. (CCC board member), Cee Barrett (CCC board member), JoAnn Braheny, Leah Fattor, Reggie Calloway (CCC board member), Garrett Johnson, Esq. (CCC Vice President), and James Leach (CCC past president)]


    2018 Scholarship Winner

    Jaya Logani of University of Southern California Thornton School of Music is the 2018 recipient of the John Braheny Scholarship.

    “Getting the CCC Scholarship was definitely a standout moment in my college experience – one that helped me graduate a year early from the USC Thornton Music Industry program and jump start my career as an artist. I cherish all the connections the CCC has provided me, especially the friendships I developed at that very dinner.” – Jaya Logani

    [Pictured left to right are Garrett Johnson (CCC board member), JoAnn Braheny, Jaya Logani, and Sanjay Logani]


    2017 Scholarship Winner

    Karlee Hormell of University of Southern California Thornton School of Music is the 2017 recipient of the John Braheny Scholarship.

    “This scholarship meant the world to my family and I in support of pursuing a Music Industry degree at USC. As a songwriter and music industry professional, I’m so grateful to the Braheny family for allowing me to honor all that John Braheny did for the CCC and the songwriting community. The CCC and its members have been nothing but inviting and supportive along my musical journey, from invaluable networking to genuine mentorships.” – Karlee Hormell

    [Pictured left to right are David Quan (CCC board member), Michael Garcia (USC professor), Karlee Hormell, Erin M. Jacobson (CCC board member), JoAnn Braheny, Eric Polin (CCC past president) and James R. Leach (CCC past president)]


    2016 Scholarship Winner

    Danielle Soury of University of Southern California was the 2016 recipient of the John Braheny Scholarship.

    [Pictured left to right: Danielle Soury and Eric Polin (CCC past president)]


    2013 Scholarship Winner

    2014 Scholarship Winner

    Raul Buenfil Ortiz of California State University, Northridge was the 2014 recipient of the John Braheny Scholarship.

    [Pictured left to right: Carey Christensen (CSUN), James R. Leach (CCC past president), Anne Cecere (CCC past president), Raul’s grandmother, Raul’s mother, Eric Polin(CCC past president), Raul, JoAnn Braheny, Teri Nelson Carpenter (CCC past president), Jeremy Blietz (CCC past president), and Charley Londono (CCC board member)]


    2012 Scholarship Winner

    2012 Scholarship Winner

    Misty Gambino of California State University, Northridge was our first winner of the CCC scholarship.

    [Pictured left to right : Eric Polin (CCC past president), Teri Nelson-Carpenter (CCC past president), Anne Cecere (CCC board member), Misty Gambino, Jacqueline Salas (CSUN instructor), Carey Christensen (Chairman, CSUN Music Industry Studies)]