Miguel Bose Scholarship Event 2017 at Berklee College of Music
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Historic scholarships awarded by Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation
The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation's charitable support for music education programs around the world has topped more than $2.5 million in just the few short years since the Foundation launched in 2015.
However, just this week, the Foundation has announced its largest-ever series of scholarship awards for a single year, with a whopping $870,000 being awarded to 44 select Latin music students from around the world.
The monies include the Foundation's yearly flagship Miguel Bosé Scholarship, which this year will provide $200,000 in tuition support for 22-year-old Dominican electric bassist Ernesto Núñez, who will be entering Berklee College of Music this fall to study contemporary writing and production.
Additional Gifted Tuition Scholarship awards were presented to Andres Guerra, 21, a classical guitarist from Venezuela; Nikola Vasiljevic, 17, a Dominican bassist; and Carolina Mercado, 22, a tenor saxophonist from Mexico, in the amounts of up to $100,000 for each student.
Guerra and Vasilijevic will each be attending Berklee, while Mercado will attend the School Of Jazz at New York City's prestigious The New School.
Rounding out the distribution, 40 additional students attending various schools in Colombia, Mexica, and Spain will also receive Tuition Assistance Scholarship grants of up to $10,000 each.
"Thanks to our generous donors, involved artists, and compassionate partners, we continue to be in a strong position to provide support to truly talented Latin music students in need and with the tools to pursue their dreams to follow in the footsteps of their Latin music icons," Said Manolo Díaz, Senior Vice President of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation.