SAN FRANCISCO (September 8, 2021) – Bold.org, the largest independent scholarship provider in the country, partners with music artist Marcus Yates for the $3,000 Marcus Yates Giving A Care Scholarship. The $3,000 will be awarded to one student who creates a short video explaining what music means to them.
Marcus Yates was born and raised in Kansas City where he launched his music career and graduated from Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts. As a self-made artist, he has perfected his alternative R&B sound while working with big names in the industry like Kendrick Lamar and DaniLeigh. Yates’ career has gained incredible momentum with popular singles like “YEAH, THIS ONE HURTS,” “In the Greatest Way” and “Yes” on all streaming services.
The Kansas-City R&B artist created the $3,000 Marcus Yates Giving A Care Scholarship to support a student who is equally passionate for music. The scholarship is now available to students pursuing an education and career in music — whether it’s music production, song-writing, performing and another music-related occupation. Students at any education level are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The scholarship is open for applications until October 30, 2021.
Marcus Yates says: “The Marcus Yates “Giving A Care” scholarship is my personal way of making the term “Giving A Care” a tangible thing. It’s more than a phrase, it’s a job that needs to be done. It would have meant the world to me if I was able to receive a gift in something where I feel most free when I was starting to create my own music years ago. Caring for my freedom goes a long way and I feel extremely blessed and honored to be able to share this gift with someone who shares the same passion for music as I do.”
Ben Schneider, Director of Philanthropy at Bold.org says, "Marcus is passionate about making an impact not just through his music, but also by lifting up those around him. We're thrilled to get the chance to work with him on his mission to create more opportunities for young artists."
Bold.org has partnered with many impact-focused public figures including NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, and Dwyane Wade, producer and DJ 3LAU, NFL Wide Receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, Grammy-winning band Imagine Dragons, professional MMA fighter Cat Zingano, actress and entrepreneur Jameela Jamil and actor, Terry Crews. To join Bold.org in fighting America’s student debt crisis, donors can create their own custom scholarship by creating a profile at www.bold.org.