With the pandemic putting a stop to all live music, musicians have been struggling both financially and mentally. The Kyle Pavone Foundation – a charity established in the name of late We Came as Romans singer Kyle Pavone – wants to give back with its new scholarship program.
The foundation teamed up with the Battle Creek Community Foundation to launch the Kyle Cares Scholarship, aimed at helping musicians during the pandemic. The scholarship will up to $2,000 per applicant to help with “mental/physical health, substance abuse treatment, nutrition/food deficits, or housing.”
“In honor of our son Kyle Pavone, we wanted to do something that would help musicians during this time of great need,” said Kyle’s parents Vince and Caroline. “Even under normal circumstances, the life of a musician can be a lot to handle, and the current situation we’re living in only amplifies that struggle. We thought the best thing we could do, what Kyle would want us to do, is to help musicians who are facing difficult times because of circumstances that are beyond their control.”
They continue: “Since Kyle’s passing, we’ve always said that the opposite of addiction is connection. If we can help even just one musician get through these tough times, stay connected to loved ones and help them continue to pursue their dreams, then we’ve done something Kyle would be proud of.”
Musicians looking for assistance can apply here and expect to receive a notification within three business weeks.