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Enrique Iglesias, Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation Launch Scholarship
The Enrique Iglesias Scholarship Presented by the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation is now accepting applications from students who have been admitted to Berklee College of Music for the upcoming fall 2015 semester. The four-year scholarship, which will be awarded to one bachelor's degree student pursuing a career in Latin music, offers a maximum award of $200,000.
In an effort to promote music education within the Latin communities, the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation partnered with four-time Latin GRAMMY winner Iglesias to present the scholarship, which will be partially financed by Iglesias, who will personally announce and present the scholarship to the recipient.
"The amazing musical talent that exists within Latin communities, not only in the U.S. but throughout the world, can only be maximized if institutions and individuals extend a helping hand as well as foster today's youth in a joint effort to work towards making dreams come true," said Manolo Diaz, Vice President of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation. "We are honored to partner with Enrique and Berklee to offer this scholarship to an exceptional student."
"I'm proud and humbled by the opportunity to give a deserving student the possibility of reaching their musical potential," said Iglesias. "Partnering with the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation, whose mission is to support and foster the next generation of Latin musicians, is not only rewarding but also is aligned with my personal beliefs. Not everyone gets to do what they love, and to be able to help someone achieve their goals is extremely gratifying."
Students from the following 24 countries are encouraged to apply if they have been admitted to Berklee College of Music: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
The deadline to apply for the scholarship is April 10 at 11:59 p.m. ET.