Winehouse Foundation Funds Scholarships for Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Students

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Winehouse Foundation Funds Scholarships for Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Students

The Amy Winehouse Foundation awarded $25,000 on Wednesday to the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music to fund scholarships for needy students enrolling into the school’s Teen Jazz program, according to The New York Times. The award was given at a ceremony attended by Janis and Mitch Winehouse, the parents of the British singer and songwriter.

Approximately half of the 43 students enrolled receive scholarships. Tuition for seven and a half months is $2,500.

Beyond music education programs for underprivileged children, the Amy Winehouse Foundation also funds drug rehabilitation centers for addicts.

The Amy Winehouse Foundation was developed after Winehouse died in July 2011 from alcohol poisoning. She was 27 years old.

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