CCC Scholarship Fund

    John Braheny Scholarship Award

    The California Copyright Conference 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.

    The 2021-22 John Braheny Scholarship Award will be awarded in the amount of $3,500. Applications are now open and available below. The submission deadline is March 31, 2022. The CCC will present the John Braheny Scholarship Award to a selected finalist at the CCC meeting on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Application materials may be submitted via email to the CCC at: scholarship@theccc.org.

    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 and surrounding areas.
    • Students must currently be enrolled full-time as a freshman, sophomore, junior or first-term senior, 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 meeting on Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 (either in-person or via webinar, if we are remote at that time) for the official announcement and award presentation. *Special exceptions to this requirement will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the CCC Scholarship committee.

    Application Forms (Deadline: March 31, 2022):

    For additional information contact: scholarship@theccc.org.

    Scholarship Donations

    Note: The California Copyright Conference Scholarship Fund, Inc. is a recognized 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization; federal EIN 83-4059268. All donations (financial or product) are tax deductible. No goods or services are provided in consideration of your gift. Please consult with your tax advisor for details. If needed, please view our CCC Scholarship Fund Tax Exemption Letter.

    Take advantage of various Donors Perks! Click the button above to review our Donation Guide, OR:

    If you prefer to make a financial donation by CHECK, please make your check payable to:

    California Copyright Conference Scholarship Fund, Inc. | P.O. Box 57962 | Sherman Oaks, CA 91413

    Please indicate “John Braheny Scholarship” in the check memo field.

    The CCC would like to thank and recognize the following donors. We greatly appreciate your support! 

    Jane Bushmaker   ~  Brandon Jarrett   ~  Daniel Butler   ~  Jonathan Rosner  ~   Ed Arrow   ~  Diane Ramirez   ~  Jeffrey Brabec

    Mary Jo Braun   ~  Eric Polin   ~  Gregory Porter   ~  Julia Riva   ~  James Leach  ~  Jack Mangikyan   ~   Garrett Johnson  ~  

    Michael Morris   ~   Eric Palmquist   ~   Gerald Rosenblatt   ~   Jeffrey and Linda Graubart   ~   Reggie and Vincent Calloway

    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)]