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Berkleemusic UK Scholarship Program: patrons Sir George Martin, Jeff Beck, Paul Oakenfold, Simon Napier-Bell and Steve Vai

Applications open to UK students: Deadline April 15th 2010

Berkleemusic UK, the continuing education division of US-based Berkee College of Music offering over 130 online music courses, has announced their 2010 Spring Berkleemusic UK Scholarship program. Sir George Martin, producer, Jeff Beck, guitarist, Paul Oakenfold, DJ, Simon Napier-Bell, veteran artist manager, and Steve Vai, guitarist, join a growing list of celebrities who are helping to support Berkleemusic’s promising online students to achieve their dream of a life in music. These celebrities all support music education through their work.

"Music is a wonderful thing and something that I have been able to enjoy all my life,” said Berkleemusic UK Scholarship honouree Sir George Martin. “Getting access to a great musical education can only be a good thing and now with this initiative, UK-based students are going to be able to access Berklee's remarkable resources directly. I am proud to be a patron of this innovative programme and look forward to seeing it and the students flourish in the years to come."

The Berkleemusic UK Scholarship is designed to reward prospective Berkleemusic students. The recipients will receive an award of £900 to be used towards paying their tuition and helping them achieve their goals. A total of £45,000 in scholarships will be awarded to Berkleemusic UK students over the next 5 years.

This scholarship is available only to students in the UK and the application deadline is April 15th. For more information on the scholarship program, please visit:

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