Sebastián Yatra Joins The Prodigy Scholarship Program As Its Latest Sponsor

By: Tatyana Hernandez
12/14/2023
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Two-time Latin GRAMMY winner Sebastián Yatra joins an iconic list of Latin artists to partner with the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation to sponsor undergraduate students at Berklee College of Music. The private college in Boston, Massachusetts is the largest college of contemporary music in the world, offering a wide range of programs and degrees for students.

The Sebastián Yatra Scholarship

Declared as the Sebastián Yatra Scholarship, the initiative is part of the prestigious Prodigy Scholarship. It rewards up to $200,000 in financial aid for students at the Berklee College of Music working towards a Bachelor’s degree. The program has been active for the past nine years and has previously been sponsored by recognizable Latin acts including Nicky Jam, Juanes, and Juan Luis Guerra

As the latest sponsor, Sebastián Yatra will reward the scholarship to students in the fall 2024 semester. Prospective applicants can apply for the 2024 scholarship via the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation website from December 14, 2023 through April 10, 2023.

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“One of my big dreams was to study music at Berklee,” the singer shared about this sponsorship. “I hope that the person who gets this opportunity takes full advantage of the scholarship and enjoys it to the max. I’ll be looking out for applicants that share a lot of heart and sincerity in their art.”

Yatra’s work with the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation traces back to 2019, following his participation in the educational program “Latin GRAMMY In The Schools,” which provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to learn more about the music industry through professionals and Latin artists directly. The Colombian singer has been recognized for his passion for the Foundation, showing immense zealousness towards music education.

A Year of Abundance

Sebastián Yatra has seen a fulfilling 2023 with the release of his hot summer single “VAGABUNDO”. The track earned him an RIAA-certified Latin Platinum® title and made appearances on the Billboard Latin airplay and YouTube charts at No.1 and No.4, respectively.

SEVILLE, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 16: (L-R) Co-hosts Danna Paola, Paz Vega, Sebastián Yatra, and Roselyn Sánchez speak onstage during The 24th Annual Latin Grammy Awards on November 16, 2023 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Latin Recording Academy)

Most recently, following the release of “Energía Bacana”, Yatra made an appearance at the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards as host. At the event, the Latin pop sensation shared the spotlight with Danna Paola, Paz Vega and Roselyn Sánchez. 

Now, the singer will continue his abundant achievements into 2024, by providing a space for young aspiring students to revel in new opportunities.

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