The ‘Salute To Education’ grants can be hugely helpful to high school graduates who want to continue their schooling and pursue their academic passions.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) April 12, 2013
Frank Socorro, a veteran audio engineer and teacher at SAE Institute Miami’s Audio Technology Program, has been chosen as one of the judges in the Performing/Visual Arts category of the 2014 “Salute to Education” scholarship competition.
The “Salute to Education” scholarship competition has been funded by the South Florida Ford and Lincoln dealers for the past 19 years. Graduating high school seniors from Miami-Dade and Broward County public and private high schools are eligible to enter by submitting an essay online. 50 students from Miami-Dade County and 50 students from Broward County will be selected to receive a laptop computer as well as a $1,500 scholarship grant that can go towards tuition at any college in the country.
“With the rising costs of college tuition, the ‘Salute To Education’ grants can be hugely helpful to high school graduates who want to continue their schooling,” says Socorro. “I’m honored to be a part of it, and I’m looking forward to helping some of Florida’s most deserving students to pursue their academic passions.”
Professionally, Frank has worked in the studio on the music projects of such stars as Mary J. Blige, Mystikal, Louie Vega, Nas, Nelly Furtado, and Amy Winehouse. For the past two years, he’s also been one of the instructors in SAE Miami’s Audio Technology Program, which was recently recognized by Vibe Magazine as being the best recording and engineering program in America. The program offers hands-on practical and theoretical training in music recording and audio post-production for film, television, and video games.
“If any of the ‘Salute To Education’ scholarship recipients are aspiring audio technology professionals and choose to attend SAE Miami, they’ll love the experience,” says Socorro. “If they’re focused and motivated, SAE will give them a huge competitive advantage when they begin seeking work in the music and entertainment businesses and give them access to a worldwide network of industry-leading alumni.”
Established in 1994, “Salute To Education” is a non-profit organization that’s funded through dealership contributions and corporate support from several divisions within Ford Motor Company.