Woman playing a flute
Woman playing a flute

Exploring the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation Scholarship

How would you feel if you got a scholarship to go to your dream school? Well, three lucky Latinx students will receive a Gifted Tuition Scholarship from the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation valued at $100,000 to support their tuition towards a school of their choice.

María Bustos, a flautist from Venezuela, Diana Valero, a pianist from Venezuela, and Aitana Poey Rodríguez a saxophonist from Cuba were fired up when they found out they will receive $100K each to go to music school. Get to know them and their reactions: 

“I have no words to describe the emotion and honor that I feel having been selected as one of the three people who are awarded the Gifted Tuition Scholarship. With discipline and perseverance everything is possible!” said Bustos on an Instagram post. 

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¡Que nunca se acabe la música!

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Another talented Venezuelan musician’s dream became a reality. Diana Valero shared with her followers on IG she will be studying Screen Scoring at NYU.

“My lifelong dream has come true and I am immensely grateful to all the people who helped make it possible. It has been a long journey in which I learned and gained much more than I imagined. A new stage of my life begins in which I have been working for quite some time.”


Daniela Valero Playing Piano“Thank you Latin Grammys Foundation for making magic happen and changing my life! ¡LOS SUEÑOS SE HACEN REALIDAD!” said Aitana Poey Rodríguez, who also shared the news on a post.

Since its establishment six years ago, the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation has allocated more than $5 million in scholarships, grants, musical instruments and educational events throughout the United States and Ibero-America.

The scholarship recipients were carefully selected by the Latin GRAMMY Foundation’s Scholarship Committee, which is tasked with meticulously evaluating a large and highly competitive pool of aspiring musicians based on a variety of skills and rigorous policies developed by the Latin GRAMMY Foundation. Additionally, the recipients of the Gifted Tuition Scholarship and the Julio Iglesias Scholarship are required to maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA and meet the standards of academic excellence set forth by the Latin GRAMMY Foundation and their respective institutions in order to qualify for renewal during their college tenure, which is assessed each semester.



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