Josh Turner Launches Scholarship Fund
November 6, 2008 at 2:47 PM (PT)
MCA/NASHVILLE artist JOSH TURNER has launched the JOSH TURNER SCHOLARSHIP FUND "to provide assistance to high school students who would like to pursue a career in the field of Arts and Entertainment." The first school to receive a scholarship will be JOSH's alma mater, HANNAH-PAMPLICO HIGH SCHOOL in HANNAH, SC.
JOSH said: "I attended a 1-A school and there were only 75 people in my graduating class. In other words, it was a small school and that translated into ‘not a lot of opportunities’ when it came to music. We had academic and sports programs but we never had a consistent music program. We would have a band one year, and a chorus one year, but nothing ever lasted.
"The interesting and beneficial aspect of this fund is that you don't have to be a singer or performer to qualify for this scholarship. You can pursue basically any job that is directly associated with the music industry. The possibilities are endless. I chose my high school alma mater to be the first recipient of the scholarship because it is close to my heart and I know the extent of the needs there. I’m looking forward to seeing our passion to promote art and music in schools become a reality in 2009.”
To help raise money for the scholarship fund, JOSH is now selling "JT Fund For The Arts" bracelets at his shows. For more info, visit www.joshturner.com.