Each year the CNLB awards scholarships to young musicians of the highest level (performers, composers and musicologists) studying in France and are rigorously selected in their respective disciplines by an international jury appointed to this purpose

The Artistic Committee of the Nadia and Lili Boulanger International Centre in charge of the scholarship section meets three times a year: in February in order to constitute the international jury; in July to select scholarship application files and in October to determine amounts to be awarded.

An international jury, renewed every year and made up of five prominent personalities in the musical world will review applications.

There is always a one-year gap between the year of application for a scholarship and the year of its award: this is why the study project and scholarship applications must be submitted two years in advance.

Scholarships are recommended by the jury in October of each year, but are only awarded for the following academic year. For example, a scholarship announced in October 2021 will only be awarded for the following academic year in two installments: October 2022 and February 2023. The CNLB only supports study projects taking place in France.

At the end of the academic year, the beneficiary of the scholarship should inform the CNLB of their accomplishments within the framework of the scholarship. If necessary their report should include reviews, documents or other elements.