The Latin Grammy Foundation's Carlos Vives Scholarship Will Benefit a Berklee Student
The Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation is accepting applications for the Carlos Vives Scholarship from 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 important figures in 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 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 comprises 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, senior vice president of the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation.
The deadline to apply is April 10, 2018. Visit LatinGrammyCulturalFoundation.com for application information.
Watch Carlos Vives perform "Ella" by Iván Benavides with Berklee College of Music students:
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