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

December 15, 2015 -- 12:25 pm PST

 Three Gifted Scholarships and 40 Tuition Assistance Awards totaling $700,000 Are Available
for Music Students Interested in Studying Latin Music;
Deadline To Apply Is April 10, 2016

MIAMI, FL (Dec. 15, 2015) — The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announced today it is accepting applications for the Gifted Scholarship Award and the Tuition Assistance Award from music students facing financial hardship. The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation will distribute 43 awards totaling $700,000 in an effort to continue fostering 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 Scholarship Awards provide monetary support to a maximum of three talented students experiencing financial hardship. An annual tuition stipend will be provided to those pursuing a four-year bachelor's degree at a music institution. The maximum amount awarded for these scholarships is $25,000 yearly per student, for a maximum of $100,000. The Tuition Assistance Awards is given to bachelor's degree students at music institutions. Forty students will be selected and awarded a maximum of $10,000 each.

Scholarship beneficiaries will be selected from a highly competitive international pool of candidates by a committee of music experts. Selected applicants will be awarded with substantial financial help 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, 2016, by 11:59 p.m. ET.  We encourage aspirants in the following 24 countries 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 from all over the world are eligible. To obtain further details, please email lgcf@grammy.com.

The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation was 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