At at time in our country when arts education budgets are being cut at an alarming rate, the Grammy Museum is doing everything in its power to keep music education at the forefront. Today, Bruno Mars announced the Bruno Mars Scholarship as a part of Grammy Camp.
Thanks to the generous support of five-time GRAMMY® winner and 21-time GRAMMY nominee Bruno Mars, The GRAMMY Museum® announced today that five additional students will receive financial assistance for GRAMMY Camp®.
The scholarship will cover the tuition, housing, and transportation of one qualified high school student each year for the next five years.
GRAMMY Camp, now celebrating its 14th year, is the GRAMMY Museum’s signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students. This scholarship was first established in 2014 through a grant from Mars to the Hawai’i Community Foundation in honor of his late mother for students from the Hawai’i area to attend GRAMMY Camp. It has now expanded to include applicants from across the country.
“It’s a privilege for me to be able to help students reach their musical dreams. I’m grateful to GRAMMY Camp for making this possible,” said Bruno Mars regarding his scholarship.
“GRAMMY Camp is one of the surest paths for high school students to acquire knowledge and gain experience about the range of careers available in the music industry,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording AcademyTM and Board Chair of the GRAMMY Museum. “For the participants, the program offers access to artists and industry professionals who provide mentoring, critical insights, and advice. Bruno truly understands the importance of these interactions for young people who are interested in a life in music, and his generosity and longtime support are heartfelt and genuinely appreciated by the Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Museum.”
To be eligible, U.S. high school applicants must complete an online application, video audition, and a financial assistance form at www.grammyintheschools.com. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2018. The scholarship recipient will be notified in May 2018.