Lollapalooza Creates Scholarship for Berklee Summer Programs in Valencia

By
Sophie Maricq
February 23, 2012

Berklee College of Music announces a series of special programs to be held at our new campus in Valencia, Spain. The programs will begin on July 3, 2012.

With the launch of summer programs in Valencia, Spain, Berklee College of Music has forged a partnership with the groundbreaking Lollapalooza Festivals in Santiago, Chile, and São Paulo, Brazil to support two scholarships for one student from Brazil and one student from Chile to attend one of the four special programs in Valencia, Spain. The Lollapalooza scholarship covers tuition, room and board for the program. Additionally, transportation checks in the amount of $2,500 (U.S. dollars) will be processed once the award winners arrive in Valencia.

This partnership is an extension of one that began in 2011 at Lollapalooza, Chicago, in the U.S., continuing a unique educational collaboration established to benefit young musicians. "The essence of Lollapalooza is about artist discovery and providing opportunity for emerging bands to reach new audiences," said Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell. "This partnership provides young musicians with a chance to polish their skills on their way to performing on the main stage."

Eligibility

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • at least 15 years of age
  • a citizen of Brazil or Chile
  • have applied online to at least one of the 2012 Berklee in Valencia special programs

How to Apply for Scholarship
First you must complete the online application form to one of the programs by clicking on the program links above. After you submit the program application you will be sent an email with a link to apply for the scholarship. Candidates will provide video links (YouTube) showcasing their performance and/or songwriting skills and musicianship in the styles of rock, blues, funk, or heavy metal.

Scholarship Application Deadline:  April 9, 2012

The scholarship committee will review all qualified submissions and decisions will be announced via email by April 20, 2012.

Any questions regarding the Berklee College of Music - Lollapalooza Scholarship Competition may be sent to scholarships@berklee.edu.