PROGRAM AIMS TO UPLIFT THE NEXT GENERATION OF MUSIC CREATORS THROUGH A COMPREHENSIVE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES.
SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (SEPT. 5, 2023) — The GRAMMY Museum® and the Recording Academy® have announced the launch of the second annual Quinn Coleman Memorial Scholarship. The program is designed to continue eliminating barriers within the music industry by providing college students professional development experiences that will prepare them for future full-time employment. Established in 2021, the program was named in honor of the late music executive and DJ Quinn Coleman, who tragically passed away at the age of 31 in 2020. Following his passing, his family established the Quinn Coleman Memorial Scholarship through the GRAMMY Museum to help keep his legacy alive.
The Recording Academy’s team will carefully select currently enrolled college students across the country who aspire to pursue careers in the music industry or other related creative fields. Five interns will be chosen to collaborate closely with the GRAMMY Museum, Recording Academy and affiliated chapters. Additionally, each intern will receive two $1,000 scholarships for tuition, a $500 stipend for interview preparation, two $250 stipends for books and equipment, and funding to invest in personal portfolios, in addition to a spring internship at the Recording Academy or Latin Recording Academy®.
“I’m thrilled to see Quinn’s legacy continue with another year of Quinn Coleman Scholars. With the help of the GRAMMY Museum and the Recording Academy, we are excited to welcome the next class of students passionate about music inclusion, excellence and dedication,” said Debra Lee, Founder of Leading Women Defined and Former Chairman & CEO of BET Networks.
The scholarship application opens on Tues, Sept. 5, and will close on Fri, Oct. 6. Selected scholarship recipients will be announced on Tues, Oct. 17. To apply for the scholarship, visit here. To learn more about the Quinn Coleman Memorial Scholarship, visit here. For more information on the GRAMMY Museum, visit here.
ABOUT THE RECORDING ACADEMY
The Recording Academy® represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music’s history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares®, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards® — musics only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world’s leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.
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ABOUT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM
The GRAMMY Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating and exploring music from yesterday and today to inspire the music of tomorrow through exhibits, education, grants, preservation initiatives, and public programming. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum values and celebrates the dynamic connection in people’s diverse backgrounds and music’s many genres, telling stories that inspire us, and creative expression that leads change in our industry.
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