1. LGCF THREE TIERED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Scholarship awards of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation will be offered through a three-tiered program of support to exceptional music students interested in studying Latin music genres. Applicants should be between the ages of 17 and 24, and must have financial limitations that prevent them from studying at a prestigious music institution at college degree level. Students applying must be previously admitted to study at the music institution of their selection and approved by the LGCF, and must complete the Foundation’s application process. Scholarship selection and award making processes will be guided by rigorous policies developed by the Foundation. Payments of all scholarship awards will be allocated by the Foundation directly to each music institution on behalf of the scholarship recipient. Awarded students will become Goodwill Promoters of the Foundation and will be joining in promoting its mission, service to communities, and furthering its good works.
The Juan Luis Guerra Scholarship will be offered in 2016 to one (1) exceptional student that has been previously admitted to Berklee College of Music in Boston, that is interested in Latin music and but has severe financial limitations to pursue his studies. The student will receive an award for up to US $200,000 for four years of full time study towards a Bachelor Degree. The scholarship recipient must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 each semester and must comply with the Student Scholarship Terms and Conditions Contract of the Foundation listed in the Scholarship Guidelines Document below.
- Tier I. Juan Luis Guerra Scholarship awarded by the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation
The Gifted Scholarship Awards will support three (3) talented music students, with interest in Latin music, requiring financial assistance and admitted to a music institution of college degree level. Those who demonstrate the most talent, perseverance and determination will be selected from a competitive pool of international students. The 3 selected students will receive an award for up to US $100,000 will cover four years of full time study towards a Bachelor Degree to study at the a music institution approved by the LGCF in which the student was accepted in. The scholarship recipients must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 each semester and must comply with the Student Scholarship Terms and Conditions Contract of the Foundation listed in the Scholarship Guidelines Document below.
- Tier 2. 2016 Gifted Scholarship Awards
The Tuition Assistance Awards will be offered awarded to forty (40) aspiring talented music students, with interest in Latin music and with financial limitations. The music institution in which the student is enrolled, will receive up to US $10,000 towards his/her music training and education. The selected students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 each semester and must comply with the Student Scholarship Terms and Conditions Contract of the Foundation listed in the Scholarship Guidelines Document below.
- Tier 3. Tuition Assistance Awards
2. LGCF MUSIC RESEARCH AND PRESERVATION PROGRAM
The Preservation and Research Grant Program of the LGCF awards four (4) grants a year to projects presented by organizations and individuals in an effort to further international awareness and appreciation of the significant contributions of Latin music and it’s makers to the world’s culture. We encourage projects from around the world that advance the archiving, research and preservation of Latin music genres from the following twenty-four countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador , El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela. Award selection will be made through a competitive process guided by a Committee of experts according to the Foundation’s policies.
3. LGCF ACTIVITIES AND MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Each year, the LGCF performs several educational programs, such as the Latin GRAMMY in the Schools which may include music instrument donations to music schools in need, and other educational activities. The Latin GRAMMY is the Schools is an event where artists, music professionals, or sound engineers visit middle schools, high schools, colleges or other music institutions, and are interviewed by a moderator in front of a group of selected students, provoking the guests to tell stories, examples and anecdotes that emphasize the efforts and perseverance needed to overcome the obstacles and barriers of music careers, and the need of optimizing education opportunities to enter the work market with a strong preparation and advantage. In the recent past we have hosted this event in schools and music institutions in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, España, United States, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Puerto Rico. With artists like David Bisbal, Miguel Bosé, Calle 13, Pedro Capó, Luis Fonsi, Jesse & Joy, Juanes, Natalia Lafourcade, Poncho Lizárraga, Ricky Martin, Diana Navarro, Ángel Cucco Peña, Prince Royce, Diego Torres, y Tommy Torres, and others.