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Quinn Coleman Memorial Fund

Quinn Coleman was a loving son, brother, cousin and friend, a passionate DJ and an A&R executive with a bright future ahead of him who passed away on Sunday, August 16 at the age of 31. At his family’s request, the GRAMMY Museum is honored to establish the Quinn Coleman Scholarship, which will elevate a new generation of Black music creators through financial scholarships and career development programs for college students on a music career path.


The Recording Academy is now accepting applications from incoming college juniors and seniors interested in pursuing a career in the music industry for the inaugural Quinn Coleman Scholarship.

Created in partnership with the GRAMMY Museum, the scholarship is designed to elevate a new generation of Black music creators through a financial scholarship and career development program for college students.

Five students will receive a $1,000 tuition scholarship, two $250 book/ equipment stipends, a $500 interview prep stipend, a Recording Academy internship for the Spring 2023 semester, and the opportunity to participate in a 6-week immersive program focusing on emotional and financial wellness.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 to be considered.

We invite you to share this opportunity with students and visit the application portal below for eligibility requirements and more information.




To donate over the phone or for wire instructions, please contact Kristen Jennings: 213.247.4053 or


Please make checks payable to the GRAMMY Museum, and include the Quinn Coleman Scholarship in the notes section or in the letter with your donation. Be sure to include your contact information and mail to:

800 S. Figueroa St., Suite A245
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Attn. Quinn Coleman Scholarship