Bruno Mars establishes Grammy camp scholarship fund

Image Source: AP Photo/Bill Kostroun
Image Source: AP Photo/Bill Kostroun

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Grammy Foundation announced Wednesday that five students will receive financial assistance for GRAMMY Camp through the support of the Bruno Mars Scholarship Fund.

The scholarship fund was established through a grant from the Hawai'i Community Foundation at the recommendation of Bruno Mars. 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.

To be eligible, high school applicants must complete an online application, video audition and a financial assistance form at The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014. The scholarship recipient will be notified in May 2014.  "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.

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.

GRAMMY Camp 2014 Locations:
GRAMMY Camp Nashville:    June 9 – 13 (nonresidential day camp) hosted by Belmont University
GRAMMY Camp St. Paul, Minn.:   June 13 – 21 hosted by McNally Smith College of Music
GRAMMY Camp L.A.:  July 12 – 21hosted by University of Southern California Thornton School of Music
GRAMMY Camp N.Y.:   Aug. 3 – 11hosted by Converse Rubber Tracks

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