The ASCAP Foundation Betty Rose Scholarship

The family of Betty Rose, the widow of British-born composer David Rose, who made an indelible mark on film, television and easy listening instrumental music, has established the Betty Rose Scholarship to honor her lifelong contributions to music.

Throughout her life, Betty has been a contributor, a sponsor and an active participant in numerous music charities, foundations and distinguished organizations. Her dedication to multiple musical institutions – The Young Musicians Foundation and The Society of Singers – comes from her 42 years of marriage to one of Hollywood’s most distinguished composers, the late David Rose, as well as jointly overseeing and running the David Rose Publishing Co.

The ASCAP Foundation Betty Rose Scholarship is presented annually to an outstanding, promising composer participating in The ASCAP Foundation Composer-in-Residence Program at the University of Southern California. Through this program, approximately 20 students from USC’s Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television (SMPTV) graduate program are mentored annually by a prominent member of the scoring community for three intensive workshop sessions. The recipient must be an ASCAP member or an unaffiliated student who is pursuing a career in television and film scoring. The Betty Rose Scholarship recipient is selected by USC faculty with input from ASCAP TV & Film  Creative Services Executives.  

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