John Paul Filo/CBSBruno Mars has been performing since he was a little kid, and now he wants to help other kids do the same thing. He’s established a scholarship fund that will pay to send kids from his home state of Hawaii to a special “Grammy Camp” each year.
The money for the Bruno Mars Scholarship Fund is coming from the Hawaii Community Foundation, which is providing a grant on Bruno’s recommendation. Each year for the next five years, one qualified high school student from Hawaii will have his or her tuition covered so they can attend Grammy Camp, an interactive summer music experience where kids can learn the ins and outs of the music biz from industry professionals. At Grammy Camp, kids can study everything from music journalism, to audio engineering, to songwriting, to performing. Visit GrammyIntheSchools.com to apply.
It’s not surprising that Bruno wants to support kids in making their dreams of music come true. Earlier this month, when he was asked by some young reporters about his own struggles to succeed in the music industry, he offered advice to anyone …read more