Bruno Mars helps establish Grammy Camp Scholarship Fund

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Bruno Mars (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Bruno Mars (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

SANTA MONICA (CNS) – The Grammy Foundation announced today that a scholarship fund bearing Bruno Mars’ name will allow five youths to attend Grammy Camp, an interactive residential summer music program for U.S. high school students.

The Bruno Mars Scholarship fund was established through a grant from the Hawaii Community Foundation at the recommendation of the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and producer, according to the Grammy Foundation.

The fund will cover the tuition of one qualified high school student each year for the next five years, with preference to students from Hawaii, where Mars was born.

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, and the scholarship recipient will be notified in May.

“Over the past 10 years, Grammy Camp has emerged as one of the most interactive and immersive training grounds for young people interested in a range of careers in the music industry,” said Neil Portnow, president/CEO of The Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation.

The foundation is offering a new residential Grammy Camp this summer in St. Paul at McNally Smith College of Music, and a new non-residential version of Grammy Camp in Nashville at Belmont University, in addition to the traditional locations in Los Angeles at USC’s Thornton School of Music and in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The program offers seven music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Electronic Music Production; Music Business; Music Journalism; a Performance track for Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, Vocal, and Winds  Strings; Video Production; and Songwriting.

 

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