Valentina Garcia received the Sofia Carson Scholarship that grants The Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation during a special presentation with the artist in Miami.
The Prodigy Scholarship (Sofia Carson Scholarship), created eight years ago to support music education and Latin music genres, will allow Valentina pursued a bachelor’s degree at Berklee College Music in Boston, thanks to the scholarship that has a maximum value of $200,000 dollars.
The girl of Venezuelan origin was selected by the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee from a very competitive group of hundreds of applicants from around the world. Since its creation, the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation has allocated the extraordinary sum of more than $7.6 million dollars to scholarships, grants, musical instruments and educational events throughout the United States and Latin America, for which the president of the Latin Recording Academy, Manuel Abudhighlighted the importance of this incentive for new music talents.
“Year after year, we are honored by the quantity and quality of applications we receive for our scholarships. It is inspiring to see the large number of young people committed to their vocation of becoming future creators of Latin music”, said the CEO of The Latin Recording Academy.
And during the delivery of the scholarship to Valentina; the executive added: “Since its inception and against all kinds of adversity, Our Foundation has been focused on awarding nearly a million dollars in scholarships each year, thanks to the generosity of artists like Sofia Carson, who continue to solidify the legacy of Latin music and preserve this program for future generations.”.
While Sofía commented on the importance of supporting new musical talents, through the work carried out by the Academy, to which she has been able to join: “It has been a privilege to witness the transformative mission of the Fundación Cultural Latin Grammy, which changes lives through the power of music education.”
In addition, the Global Ambassador of the Latin Cultural Foundation stated: “It is an honor for me to partner with my family from the Foundation to present Valentina with the Prodigy Scholarship. She is a bright and deserving young woman whose voice and talent blew us away. I hope that together we continue to amplify and elevate the powerful Latino voices in every corner of the world.”
As the girl who has been awarded the scholarship, so she can fulfill her dream of studying in a great institution, she commented: “Sofia Carson and the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation have changed my life for the better. I will always be grateful for their generosity and the doors they have opened.”
The music lover shared what led her to dedicate herself to such an emotional profession: “My career has only just begun, and I am witness to the impact that the Foundation has had on the lives of Latin musicians around the world. And that is precisely the reason why I have decided to dedicate myself to music, so that through it I can help others and be a voice in favor of those most in need”.
- During the delivery of the scholarship to the young Venezuelan, the Academy also announced the Talent Scholarships for Enrollment and Assistance Scholarships for Enrollment that it awards annually, and that will allow 43 talented students of diverse origins to study in some of the most prestigious institutions world musicals.
- Recipients of the Talent Scholarship for Tuition: Each of these three students will receive a Talent Scholarship for Tuition, with a maximum value of $100,000 dollars for four years, for tuition at the university or institution of their choice: They are: Ferrán Rico, electric bassist from Spain; Juan Camilo Doria, tenor saxophonist from Colombia; Alejo Villareal, electric bass player from Argentina.
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