Applications Open for the Sofia Carson Prodigy Scholarship

Presented by the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation, the prestigious four-year scholarship holds a maximum value of $200,000 and will be awarded to one Berklee student.

January 27, 2022
Sofia Carson

Sofia Carson

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The Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation is accepting applications for the Sofia Carson Prodigy Scholarship, a four-year scholarship towards a bachelor's degree at Berklee College of Music for the fall 2022 semester. The scholarship holds a maximum value of $200,000 and is available for exceptionally talented students who have financial needs and a passion for Latin music. 

“As global ambassador of the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation, it has been my privilege to witness and contribute towards realizing this transformational and life-changing mission," said Carson. "It is my immense honor to partner with my foundation family to contribute to music education. This scholarship will change the life of an ever-deserving, brilliant, young Latin musician. Together, may we continue to amplify and lift up the powerful Latin voices in every corner of our world!” 

Previous artists who have cosponsored the Prodigy Scholarship to attend Berklee include Enrique Iglesias (2015), Juan Luis Guerra (2016), Miguel Bosé (2017), Carlos Vives (2018), Emilio and Gloria Estefan (2019), Julio Iglesias (2020), and Juanes (2021).

“We continue to be humbled and honored to have Sofia’s ongoing support over these last three years as our global ambassador; her generosity truly has no bounds. It is inspiring to see young talent generously paying it forward and paving the way for future creators,” said Tanya Ramos Puig, president of the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation. “As we enter our seventh year of providing scholarships and transformational experiential programming, we know that access and educational equity are pivotal in supporting future Latin music creators and preserving our cultural heritage for generations to come. It is truly a humbling reality made possible, year after year, thanks to the gracious support of our partners.”

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is April 10, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. ET. For application guidelines and information, visit the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation's website.

About Sofia Carson

Sofia Carson is a force of nature, rising to the top of all she endeavors with grace and style in the world of entertainment. She has forged a singular path in music, film, television, and philanthropy. As an award-nominated singer and songwriter, she’s garnered nearly a billion streams and more than two billion views, reached number one on the Billboard 200, and launched a dynamic catalog, including two gold-selling albums and four gold-selling singles thus far. Her latest single is the female empowerment anthem “LOUD.” As an actress, she has starred in Netflix’s Feel the Beat, Michael Bay’s SongbirdPretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, and Disney’s Descendants. She will star in and executive produce Purple Hearts for Netflix, as well as cowrite and perform the film’s original soundtrack. As a philanthropist, she stands out as UNICEF’s newest U.S. Ambassador, the first global ambassador of the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation, and is a member of the first-ever ambassadors council for the Music Forward Foundation. 

About the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation 

The Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation was established by the Latin Recording Academy in 2014 to further international awareness of and appreciation for the significant contributions of Latin music and its makers to the world’s culture. The foundation provides college scholarships, educational programs, and grants for the research and preservation of its rich musical legacy and heritage, and to date has donated more than $6.5 million with the support of Latin Recording Academy members, artists, corporate sponsors, and other donors.