Gibson Launches First-Ever Music Scholarship Program for Students Interested in Guitar | Guitare.com
Gibson has announced the launch of its first-ever music scholarship program, which is expected to provide funding to more than 15 students, as well as provide them with equipment and instruments to pursue their musical dreams as well.
The Sister Rosetta Tharpe Scholarship – named in honor of the godmother of rock ‘n’ roll – will be for high school seniors who are about to embark on their higher education and career. The Gibson Scholarship Program will also partner with the Save The Music Foundation, which helps youth mental health through access to music, for 10 of the 15 scholarships to further help students find their place in the world. increasingly competitive music industry.
Gibson states that the scholarship is available to students with an interest in guitar, who plan to pursue some form of music in college. They said in a press release that “each recipient will receive a guitar, as well as a $5,000 cash grant to help fund their college” and that “the Gibson Gives and Save The Music alone will result in $75,000.00+ (10 grants of 5,000k and 10 Gibson guitars) giving away to young musicians.
The grants will be created in the name of current and former artists to celebrate their cultural impact across multiple genres of music, with more to be announced soon.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe also recently received a signature model from Gibson, in a recreation of her Custom White SG. The brand also paid tribute to the pioneering rock musician with its Shout, my sister, shout! country.
The first Sister Rosetta Tharpe Scholarship was awarded to a student at Philadelphia Girls’ High School, as the Gibson Gives program is intended to help students nationwide across the United States.
You can learn more about Gibson scholarships and donate to the program here.