After winning a Grammy award for Best Pop Album and slamming his half-time performance out the ballpark at the Super Bowl, Bruno Mars is feeling quite generous. He’s partnering with the Hawaii Community Foundation and the Grammy Foundation to give back to his hometown.
It’s simply called the Bruno Mars Scholarship Fund, according to a press release. The program will cover the tuition expenses for Grammy Camp — an immersive music program for high school students — for one qualified (preferably Hawaiian) student for the next five years. The scholarship fund will financially assist five students in total.
The Grammy Camp kicks off this summer for about a week. The program will take place in four host cities: St. Paul, New York, Nashville, and Los Angeles. The Nashville session will accept 75 students, the other cities will only accept 30.
“GRAMMY Camp offers selected high school students an interactive residential summer music experience. Focusing on all aspects of commercial music, this unique opportunity provides instruction by industry professionals in an immersive creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities,” the press statement adds.
The music-minded organization offers seven music career tracks: Electronic Music Production, Audio Engineering, Music Business; Music Journalism, a Performance track for Bass, Guitar, Keyboard, Drums,Vocal, and Winds & Strings, Songwriting, and Video Production.
The Grammy Camp tuition is $2,200 which pays for music industry experts, room and board, and ground transportation. But if you’re a high school student or you know someone who is in high school, that tuition may be paid for by the Bruno Mars Scholarship Fund.
Interested? You’ll have to complete an online form, submit a video audition, and apply for financial assistance here.
The deadline to submit your application is March 31. Good luck!