The Enrique Iglesias Scholarship to be Presented in Conjunction with the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation

Mike Lawson • News • March 16, 2015

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The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation announced today that it is accepting applications from students who have been admitted to Berklee College of Music to attend the Fall 2015 semester.  Students from the following 24 countries are encouraged to apply if they have been admitted to attend Berklee: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.

The Enrique Iglesias Scholarship Presented by the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® will be awarded to one student pursuing a career in Latin music. The four year scholarship, which holds a maximum award of $200, 000, will be awarded to study a Bachelor’s Degree at Berklee. The Scholarship Committee of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation will select the beneficiary. Applications are now available at The deadline to apply is April 10, 2015 at 11:59pm EST.

In an effort to stimulate music education within the Latin communities, the Enrique Iglesias Scholarship Presented by the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®, will be awarded in partnership with four-time Latin GRAMMY® winner Enrique Iglesias who will help finance this generous scholarship that bears his name. When selected, Iglesias will personally announce and present the scholarship to the recipient.

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

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

To apply and for more information please visit Deadline to apply is April 10, 2015 at 11:59pm ET.

For questions after reviewing the guidelines please write to

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.

Enrique Iglesias, with more than 100 million recordings sold worldwide and a career spanning over 19 years, has sung his way into the hearts and minds of millions of people all over the world. He has headlined 12 world tours and sold over 3 million tickets throughout his career. Enrique has performed in literally every corner of the world becoming a true global superstar. He has been celebrated with just about every award an artist can receive, including Latin Grammy’s for his recordings, Billboard awards for sales, and ASCAP honors for his compositions. Enrique has the most #1 songs on billboard charts in pop music history, with 72 combined #1’s across all charts, the most #1’s on Dance Club and Hot Latin Songs charts, and his song “Bailando” has the most weeks at #1 on the Hot Latin Songs’ chart history (41 weeks).

Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. For 70 years, the college has evolved to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business, leading the way with the world’s first baccalaureate studies in jazz, rock, electric guitar, film scoring, songwriting, turntables, electronic production, and more than a dozen other genres and fields of study.  Berklee serves distance learners worldwide through its award-winning online extension school, Berklee Online.  The college’s national after school music program for underserved teens, the Berklee City Music Network, is in 30 cities and counting.  A new campus in Spain, Berklee in Valencia, began hosting the college’s first graduate programs in the fall of 2012.  With a diverse and talented student body representing nearly 100 countries, and alumni and faculty that have collectively won more than 300 Grammys and Latin Grammys, Berklee is the world’s premier learning lab for the music of today—and tomorrow.

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