A Latin Music Student with Financial Hardship Will Receive a Four Year Scholarship, worth up to $200,000 USD Towards a Bachelor's Degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston
Deadline To Apply is April 10, 2018
MIAMI, FL (Dec. 15, 2017)- The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announced today that it is accepting applications for the Carlos Vives Scholarship from music students accepted to Berklee College of Music, who are interested in Latin music. The four year scholarship, which holds a maximum value of $200,000 USD, will be awarded towards a bachelor's degree.
Singer, composer, actor, businessman, and 11-time Latin GRAMMY® and two-time GRAMMY® winner Carlos Vives, is one of the most emblematic artists and one of the most important figures of Latin music. With more than 20 million records sold worldwide, he is considered a pioneer of the new Colombian and Latin American sounds. "The ability to support a new generation of Latin musicians brings me great joy," said Carlos Vives. "Being able to do this alongside the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation makes this even more special."
The Carlos Vives Scholarship presented by the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation was created in an effort to support music education and the Latin music genres, and will be awarded to a student who is exceptionally gifted and needs financial assistance to continue their education. The applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation, which is comprised of diverse music professionals with extensive industry experience. "It is an honor for us, that with the help of Carlos Vives we can support the new generation of musicians through a scholarship that will allow them to receive an education of the highest quality at Berklee College of Music," said Manolo Díaz, Sr. Vice President of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation. "Carlos Vives not only represents excellence and musical achievement, but he will also transform the life of the scholarship beneficiary."
For applications, guidelines, and for the latest news please visit the official website of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation at LatinGRAMMYCulturalFoundation.com. 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, 2018, by 11:59 p.m. ET (United States time). After reviewing the guidelines that can be found at our website, submit any questions to LGCF@grammy.com.
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ABOUT THE LATIN GRAMMY CULTURAL FOUNDATION
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 with financial needs, 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 Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation, or join us on Twitter and Facebook.
ABOUT BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
Berklee 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 current state of the music industry, leading the way with baccalaureate studies in performance, music business/management, songwriting, music therapy, film scoring, and more. In June 2016, the Boston Conservatory merged with Berklee, creating the world’s most comprehensive and dynamic training ground for music, dance, theater, and related professions.With a focus on global learning, the Berklee campus in Valencia, Spain, offers graduate programs and study abroad opportunity, while Berklee Online serves distance learners worldwide with extension classes and degree-granting programs. The Berklee City Music Network provides after-school programming for underserved teens in more than 40 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. With a student body representing more than 100 countries, abundant international undergraduate and graduate student populations (33 and 53 percent respectively), and alumni and faculty who have won more than 360 GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY Awards, Berklee is the world's premier learning lab for the music of today—and tomorrow. Learn more at berklee.edu.