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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, will be awarded toward 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."
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. "We are proud to be able to support the new generation of musicians through a scholarship that allows them to have 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 musical excellence and achievement, but the equally significant qualities of generosity and altruism. His legacy will also include changing the life of the scholarship recipient."
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.
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 of Latin music with financial need, as well as grants to scholars and organizations worldwide for research and preservation of 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
Berkelee 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.