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Enrique Iglesias Announces Scholarship For Latin Music Hopefuls

Global superstar and four-time Latin Grammy winner Enrique Iglesias has partnered with the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation to fund the dreams of future Latin music stars.

The Enrique Iglesias Scholarship will be awarded to one student pursuing a career in Latin music. The four-year contribution, which holds a maximum award of $200,000, will be awarded to fund the pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

The Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation is only accepting applications from students who have been admitted to Berklee College of Music to attend the fall 2015 semester.  

Students from the U.S., Spain, Portugal, Latin America and Central America are encouraged to apply if they have been admitted to attend the prestigious music college.

The Scholarship Committee of the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation will select the beneficiary. When selected, Iglesias will announce and present the scholarship to the recipient.

The award was established in an effort to stimulate music education within the Latin communities, according to a statement by the Latin Recording Academy on Monday.

“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 in a statement. “We are honored to partner with Enrique and Berklee to offer this scholarship to an exceptional student.”

With more than 100 million recordings sold worldwide and a career spanning over 19 years, Iglesias is a widely celebrated artist. He has won Latin Grammy’s for his recordings, Billboard awards for sales, and ASCAP honors for his compositions.

“I’m proud and humbled by the opportunity to give a deserving student the possibility of reaching their musical potential,” Iglesias said in a statement. “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.”

The Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation was established in 2014 by The Latin Recording Academy, to further international awareness and appreciation of the significant contributions of Latin music and its makers to the world’s culture, through scholarships, fellowships, grants and education programs.

Applications are now available at www.latingrammyculturalfoundation.com. The deadline to apply is April 10, 2015 at 11:59pm EST.

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