The application period for the 2021 Prodigy Scholarship will be open from Dec. 14 through April 10, 2021.
The Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation announced Monday (Dec. 14) that Juanes will finance the next four-year Prodigy Scholarship that will fully fund a student's bachelor's degree in music at Berklee School of Music starting in the Fall 2021.
"When the Latin Recording Academy reached out with this opportunity, I felt great joy," the Colombian star tells Billboard. "It took me back to when I was just getting out of high school and I was obsessed with music but I didn't have the money to study music. Actually, studying music wasn't even a thing and back then, I didn't really think studying music would do anything for my future. But now I understand the importance of a music education and that's why it's so beautiful to be able to give back."
The scholarship, created six years ago, holds a maximum value of $200,000 and the application period will be open from Dec. 14 through April 10, 2021. It's traditionally awarded to an outstanding music student between the ages of 17-24, who demonstrate a passion for Latin music but face severe financial hardships while pursuing a college education.