Abe Olman Scholarship

Abe Olman, for whom the scholarship program is named, was both a major figure in the music publishing community and a songwriter himself, in addition to being one of the founders of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Abe Olman Scholarships given out each year are made possible by his family in the interest of encouraging and supporting the careers of young songwriters the likes of former scholarship recipient John Legend.

    2005

  • Laurel Barclay & Matt Katz-Bohen of Daddy (SESAC)
  • Loretta Collins (SGA)
  • Kiara Duran (NAPM)
  • Morley Kamen (ASCAP)
  • Sylvia Tosun (BMI)

  • 2004

  • Bliss: Kiirsten Moore (BMI)
  • David Ippolito (SGA)
  • Michele Jaffe (SHOF)
  • Lori McKenna (ASCAP)
  • Sofia-Jay: Jay & Jennifer Lyons (SESAC)

  • 2003

  • Janice FitzGerald (SHOF)
  • Karen Jacobsen (SESAC)
  • Michael McLeod (SGA)
  • Jeanine Smith (BMI)
  • Meleni Smith (ASCAP)

  • 2002

  • Colin Brooks (SESAC)
  • Elizabeth Jordan (SHOF)
  • Lee Kweller (SGA)
  • Johnny Rodgers (ASCAP)
  • John Stephens (aka John Legend) (BMI)

  • 2001

  • Sophia Ramos Dupre (SESAC)
  • Tabitha Fair (BMI)
  • Carrie FitzGibbon (SHOF)
  • James Glasco (ASCAP)
  • Stephen Goldfinger (SGA)

  • 2000

  • Angela Ai (SHOF)
  • Jabe Beyer (SESAC)
  • Edie Carey (BMI)
  • James Day (ASCAP)
  • Nina Mankin (SGA)

  • 1999

  • Mike Errico (SHOF)
  • Delilah Harris (SESAC)
  • Natasha Ming (BMI)
  • Jean Norris (ASCAP)
  • Stephen Rosenthal (SGA)

  • 1998

  • Chris Alastair (ASCAP)
  • Chris Moore (BMI)
  • Ivy Markaity (SESAC)
  • Clare Cooper (SGA)
  • Sandy Fredrickseon (SHOF)

    1997

  • Stephanie Cooke (ASCAP)
  • Amanda Green (SHOF)
  • Lauren Kinhan (SESAC)
  • Dan Siegler (BMI)
  • Richard Winter (SGA)

  • 1996

  • Cara Beckenstein (SGA)
  • Tamara Feinman (SESAC)
  • Nicole Johnson (BMI)
  • Pilley (ASCAP)
  • Liz Queler (SHOF)

  • 1995

  • Mike Blaxill (BMI)
  • Janie Coulter & Barry Wittenstein (SHOF)
  • Tina de Varon (ASCAP)
  • Caroline Horn (SGA)

  • 1994

  • Jazmin Jackson (ASCAP)
  • Rebecca Martin (BMI)
  • Amy Powers & Stephanie Salzman (SHOF)
  • Alan Wolpert & Bill Pitzonka (SGA)

  • 1993

  • Ilene Angel (SHOF)
  • Gregory Cohen & Matthew Lewis (BMI)
  • Mike Flynn (SGA)
  • Anika Peress (ASCAP)

  • 1992

  • Mark Batson (BMI)
  • Lorraine Ferro & Stephanie Lewis (SHOF)
  • Darren Quinlan (ASCAP)
  • David Stewart (SGA)

  • 1991

  • Nanette Maxine Brown (ASCAP)
  • Dee Ann Macomson (SGA)
  • Ellen O’Brien & Rich Campbell (SHOF)
  • Pantera Saint-Montaigne (BMI)

  • 1990

  • Nancy Magarill & H. Sefus Henderson (ASCAP)
  • April Higuera (BMI)
  • Emil Trombino, Sal Trombino & Walter Zelinski (SHOF)
  • Thomas Kjellberg (SGA)