Nicky Jam will sponsor a scholarship from the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation to study at Berklee

The urban exponent nicky jam will sponsor the Prodigy Scholarship for a bachelor’s degree at Berklee College of Music beginning in the fall 2023 semester, the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation.

The news was released after his performance with scholarship holders from the foundation at the last award ceremony, on November 17, the Puerto Rican promised to support students who aspire to be musicians.

“Music has always been there for me; It has been the drive that has kept me going through the most difficult times of my life,” he said. nicky jam it’s a statement. “By offering the Prodigy Scholarship with the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation I have the opportunity to share my passion for music and help the next generation of Latin music creators in their efforts to achieve their dreams.”

The Prodigy Scholarship was created eight years ago and awards financial aid of up to $200,000. Since its creation, it has been sponsored by Latino artists such as Sofía Carson (2022), Juanes (2021), Julio Iglesias (2020), Emilio and Gloria Estefan (2019), Carlos Vives (2018), Miguel Bosé (2017), Juan Luis Guerra (2016 ) and Enrique Iglesias (2015).

Raquel “Rocky” Egusquiza, executive director of the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation, said that when it comes to pursuing a musical career, finances should not be an impediment to cultivating talent. “We are very grateful for the generosity of nicky jamwhich makes music education a reality for future generations of Latin music creators and preserves our legacy for posterity,” he added.

How to apply

All scholarships are available to music students between the ages of 17 and 25, according to the following:

Three Tuition Talent Scholarships of up to $100,000 each will be awarded to students toward the cost of a four-year music degree beginning in the fall of 2023 at the university of their choice.

40 Tuition Assistance Scholarships of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to students pursuing a music degree. This scholarship is awarded once to each student to cover their tuition expenses for one year (fall 2023 and spring 2024 semester).

To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $7.6 million in scholarships, grants, and musical instrument donations through its educational programs and events around the world. All scholarships are awarded to music students with exceptional talent and financial need, to support their educational and musical aspirations.

To apply, visit www.latingrammyculturalfoundation.org. The application process requires students to submit two audition videos, two letters of recommendation, one letter of acceptance from an accredited university, and two essays. Materials can be presented in English, Spanish or Portuguese. The deadline to apply is April 10, 2023.

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Nicky Jam will sponsor a scholarship from the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation to study at Berklee