Miguel Bosé is partnering up with the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation to fund a full $200,000 scholarship to a Berklee College of Music student pursuing a career in Latin music.
The Latin Grammy award-winning artist will help finance the four-year Miguel Bosé Scholarship, and will personally present the award to the Berklee student. “It’s an honor to be able to share with someone the gifts and privileges life has given me,” the Spanish chart-topping artist said in a statement.
“We are proud to be able to continue providing the next generation of music makers with a once in a lifetime opportunity to further their music education at the prestigious institution Berklee College of Music,” Manolo Diaz, Vice President of the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation, said in a statement.
Diaz added: “Miguel Bosé is synonymous with exquisite and chameleon[-like] artistry, and his work has influenced and inspired all aspects of the arts for decades. His generosity will help provide a musical high note to one gifted student.”
Students from 24 Latin American countries — including Argentina, Cuba, Mexico and Colombia, Canada and the United States — who have already been admitted to Berklee’s 2017 fall semester are eligible to apply through the website. The deadline is April 10, 2017.
The Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation has previously partnered up with other Latin superstars for the Berklee scholarship, including Enrique Iglesias in 2015 and Juan Luis Guerra, who awarded this year’s scholarship to 19-year-old Colombian pianist Jesús Molina-Acosta.