Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation now accepting applications for gifted tuition scholarships and tuition assistance scholarships

December 08, 2016 -- 6:00 am PST

 Three Gifted Tuition Scholarships and 40 Tuition Assistance Scholarships Totaling $700,000 Are Available for Music Students with Financial Constraints Who Are Interested in Latin Music;
Deadline To Apply Is April 10, 2017

MIAMI, FL (Dec. 8, 2016) — The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announced today that applications are now open for the Gifted Tuition Scholarship and the Tuition Assistance Scholarship. Music students who face financial constraints, and who are interested in Latin music, are eligible to apply. The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation will distribute 43 awards totaling up to $700,000, in an effort to foster the next generation of extraordinarily talented musicians who will continue the legacy of Latin music and its significant contribution to the world's culture.

The Gifted Tuition Scholarships provide monetary support to a maximum of three talented students. The maximum amount awarded for these scholarships is $25,000 annually for four years, for up to a $100,000 per student. The Tuition Assistance Scholarships will be given to bachelor's degree students at music institutions approved by the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation. Up to 40 students will be selected and awarded a maximum of $10,000 each.

Scholarship beneficiaries will be chosen, from a highly competitive international pool of candidates by a committee of music experts. Selected applicants will be awarded with substantial financial assistance to study at a music institution of their choice, with the Latin GRAMMY Foundation's approval.

Applications are now available at www.latingrammyculturalfoundation.com. The deadline to apply is April 10, 2017, by 11:59 p.m. ET. Students from the following 24 countries are encouraged to apply: 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, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela. However, students interested in Latin music from all over the world are eligible. To obtain further details, please email lgcf@grammy.com.

The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundationwas established in 2014 by The Latin Recording Academy® to promote international awareness and appreciation of the significant contributions of Latin music and its makers to the world's culture, and to protect its rich musical legacy and heritage. The Foundation's primary charitable focus is to provide scholarships to students of Latin music with financial need, as well as grants to scholars and organizations worldwide for research and preservation of diverse Latin music genres. For additional information, please visit us at LatinGRAMMYCulturalFoundation.com or on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Media Contacts:

Teresa Romo/The Latin Recording Academy/310.581.1281/Teresa.Romo@grammy.com