API renames Visionary Scholarship after late co-founder

API has announced that it is accepting submissions for its tenth annual scholarship award, the Saul Walker Memorial Scholarship.

Formerly known as the API Visionary Scholarship, the award honours the late API co-founder Saul Walker, who lent his expertise to several institutions and shared his passion for audio through teaching for many years.

API says it believes that academic excellence in sound training can be facilitated by using high quality analogue equipment in the audio lab. The API Saul Walker Memorial Scholarship is offered as a way to give back to the audio community, and encourage audio students to work with analogue gear early on in their education.

The scholarship application consists of several short essay questions, and a submission of the applicant’s best audio work. Applicants must attend a higher education facility with an API console in order to qualify for the scholarship. Past years have brought in applications from around the world, with musical selections ranging from classic rock covers to original orchestral compositions, and many varieties in between.

API will accept all applications postdated before the 1 May deadline, and winners will be announced by 30 June. More information regarding the scholarship, as well as the application forms and a complete list of qualifying schools can be accessed via API’s website.