Emilio and Gloria Estefan Announce $200,000 Scholarship With the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation

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Will Benefit a Latin Music Student at Berklee College of Music

Emilio and Gloria Estefan will fund a $200,000, four-year scholarship for a music pupil finishing a bachelor’s diploma at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

The Emilio and Gloria Estefan Scholarship, administered by The Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation, was created 5 years in the past as a part of the inspiration’s efforts to assist music schooling and Latin music. The Estefans are the fifth stars to co-sponsor the scholarship, which launched with Enrique Iglesias in 2015 and was adopted by Juan Luis Guerra (2016), Miguel Bosé (2017) and Carlos Vives (2018).

But the Estefans have a very shut connection to each the Latin Grammys and Berklee.

"Twenty years in the past we have been a part of the founding committee that launched the Latin Grammys and it’s such a satisfying honor to be part of this group as benefactors that can make actuality the dream of 1 pupil with curiosity in Latin music,” mentioned Emilio Estefan.

Beyond the Latin Grammys themselves, the Estefans' daughter, Emily, graduated from Berklee. A composer, arranger, highly effective singer and multi-instrumentalist who performs an eclectic mixture of jazz, blues and R&B, Estefan launched her debut album, Take Whatever You Want, in 2017.

“It is a pleasure to assist and assist a pupil attend probably the most prestigious and celebrated universities on the earth,” added Emilio Estefan.

To date, the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation has donated $four million towards 200 scholarships (to completely different music colleges), musical instrument donations and schooling occasions all through Ibero-America.

The Prodigy Scholarship particularly was created in 2015 and is awarded to a single pupil who’s “exceptionally gifted” and wishes monetary help to finish a bachelor’s diploma in music. Applications for the scholarship at the moment are formally open till April 10, 2019.

"As musicians and entrepreneurs, the Estefans have an enormous information of all of the areas within the trade,” mentioned Manolo Díaz, Senior Vice President of the Latin Grammys Cultural Foundation. “Through their management and assist we hope to—not solely change the lifetime of an aspiring expertise — but in addition encourage others to pursue the various careers accessible in music whereas inviting folks to affix our trigger by means of donations.” 

For functions and tips, please go to LatinGRAMMYCulturalFoundation.com.