Miguel Bosé Scholarship to be presented by the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation

December 15, 2016 -- 6:00 am PST

A Latin Music Student With Financial Hardship Will Receive a Four-Year Scholarship, Worth up to $200,000, Toward A Bachelor's Degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston;

 Deadline To Apply is April 10, 2017

MIAMI, FL (Dec. 15, 2016)- The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announced today that it is accepting applications for the Miguel Bosé Scholarship from students admitted to Berklee College of Music to attend the fall 2017 semester. The Miguel Bosé Scholarship presented by the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation will be awarded to one student pursuing a career in music, with particular interest in Latin music. The four-year scholarship, which holds a maximum value of $200,000 will be awarded to study toward a bachelor's degree at Berklee. The Scholarship Committee of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation, comprised of music professionals from all walks of the music industry, will evaluate the applicants and select a beneficiary.

In an effort to further music education within the Latin genres, the Miguel Bosé Scholarship presented by the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation will be awarded to a student who not only possess a musical gift but is facing financial hardship. Latin GRAMMY ® winner Miguel Bosé will assist in financing the scholarship that bears his name as well as announce and present the scholarship to one fortunate Berklee student.

"We are proud to be able to continue providing the next generation of music makers with a once in a lifetime opportunity to further their music education at the prestigious institution Berklee College of Music," said Manolo Diaz, Vice President of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation. "Miguel Bosé is synonymous with exquisite and chameleon artistry, and his work has influenced and inspired all aspects of the arts for decades. His generosity will help provide a musical high note to one gifted student."

“It's an honor to be able to share the gifts and privileges life has given me," said Bosé.

Applications and guidelines are now available at www.latingrammyculturalfoundation.com. The deadline to apply is April 10, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Students from the following 24 countries, who have been admitted to Berklee’s 2017 fall semester, 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. After reviewing the guidelines that can be found at our website, submit any questions to 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.

Miguel Bosé was born in Panamá, son of the Italian diva Lucia Bosé and the famous bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguín. He grew up surrounded by art and culture. Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway were friends of his family. Director Luchino Visconti was his godfather and Picasso was the godfather to his sister Paola. After a short period as an actor, which included a leading role in Pedro Almodóvar's film Tacones Lejanos, Bosé decided to devote himself fully to music. He became an innovative force in the Latin and Spanish music scene, creating numerous hits and selling more than 30 million albums.

Bosé won a Latin GRAMMY for Best Male Pop Vocal Album in 2002 for Sereno and was honored by The Latin Recording Academy as Person of the Year in 2013. He is also an important activist for several charities including Habitat for Humanit Oceana and Paz Sin Fronteras. In May 2016 he recorded MTV Unplugged, which features collaborations with several of his friends such as like Juanes, Fonseca, and Maná's Sergio Vallín and Alex González , among others.

Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. For 70 years, the college has evolved to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business, leading the way with the world's first baccalaureate studies in jazz, rock, electric guitar, film scoring, songwriting, turntables, electronic production, and more than a dozen other genres and fields of study. Berklee serves distance learners worldwide through its award-winning online extension school, Berklee Online. The college's national after-school music program for underserved teens, the Berklee City Music Network, is in 30 cities and counting. A new campus in Spain, Berklee in Valencia, began hosting the college's first graduate programs in the fall of 2012. With a diverse and talented student body representing nearly 100 countries, and alumni and faculty that have collectively won more than 300 GRAMMYs and Latin GRAMMYs, Berklee is the world's premier learning lab for the music of today — and tomorrow.

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Media Contacts: :
Teresa Romo/The Latin Recording Academy/310.581.1281/teresa.romo@grammy.com