The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® now accepting applications for both Gifted Tuition Scholarships and Tuition Assistance Scholarships

December 05, 2019 -- 7:00 am PST

A maximum of $700,000 USD are Available for 43 Music Students
 with Financial Need who are Interested in Latin Music

Deadline to Apply is April 10, 2020

MIAMI (DEC. 5, 2019) — The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announced today that applications are now open for the Gifted Tuition Scholarships and the Tuition Assistance Scholarships. Talented music students between the ages of 17–24 years old with financial constraints, admitted to the university of their choice and interested in Latin music are eligible to apply.

The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation will distribute a maximum of $700,000 USD in an effort to foster and support the next generation of talented musicians who will continue the legacy of Latin music and its significant contribution to the world's culture:  

  • Three Gifted Tuition Scholarships of $25,000 USD each will be awarded annually for four years, for a maximum of $100,000 USD, are available for students to earn a bachelor's degree in music. This award will cover tuition costs only.
  • Forty Tuition Assistance Scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing a bachelor's degree in music, with a maximum allotment of $10,000 USD each. This is a one-time award that will cover tuition costs and will only be valid for one year of study for the following semesters: Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. This award will cover tuition costs only.

"As the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation wraps its fifth year helping to create the new generation of Latin music markers, we aspire to continue growing and increase the number of scholarships we offer every year," said Manolo Díaz, Sr. Vice President of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation. "Thanks to our generous donors we are able to once again announce these 43 scholarships, but the reality is that there is much more to do to close the gap for quality music education."

As of today, the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation has allocated $5 million USD in scholarships, grants, musical instrument donations, and educational events worldwide. Applications and guidelines are available at As part of the process, students must complete two audition videos, submit two letters of recommendation and answer two essay questions. The materials can be submitted in English, Spanish or Portuguese.  The deadline to apply is April 10, 2020, by 11:59 p.m. EDT.

For all information and the latest news, please visit the official Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation website at If you have any questions after reviewing the guidelines, please email us at

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The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation was established 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 interested in Latin music, as well as grants to scholars and organizations worldwide for research and preservation of diverse Latin music genres. Take action in supporting our mission by donating today via our Facebook page. For additional information, please visit us at For the latest news and exclusive content, follow us at @latingrammyfdn on Twitter and Instagram, and Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation on Facebook.



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