2019 IGAA Conference Scholarship

The Independent Gospel Artists Alliance, Inc. will award one scholarship to an independent artist interested in attending the 2019 IGAA Conference and IGAA Awards.


The IGAA wants to thank Melanie Watson for her continued support and unselfish contribution to make this scholarship available.


Melanie Watson Scholarship includes: 


  • Complimentary IGAA Conference registration

  • Lunch on Thursday and Friday

  • Thursday Night Showcase Slot

*Hotel is not included.



  • Must be an independent artist

  • Must be able to attend all three days of conference

  • Must seek to gain a greater knowledge of the music business and industry



How to Apply

  • Complete and submit the online application form below.  

  • If you have already registered for this year's conference, you can still apply.  If you are awarded the scholarship, your registration fee will be refunded.



Submission deadline is Wednesday, April 16, 2020.

Scholarship winner will be announced on Monday, April 20, 2020.



Past Scholarship Recipients


 2018: E. Katrina Lewis Scholarship - Renda V. Jackson - Temple Hills, MD

2018: Janine Payne Scholarship - Marcel W. Anderson - Raleigh, NC

2019: Melanie Watson Scholarship - 




If you have any questions, please contact

Phillip Carter on 301-509-3459 or email rufus59@yahoo.com.