April 11, 2013 16:44

The Stone Roses' Ian Brown launches scholarship and bursary fund

The fund will help students on audio engineering, music production courses in London and Manchester

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The Stone Roses' Ian Brown has announced that he will re-launch his scholarship and bursary fund for 2013.

The singer's fund awards over £150,000 towards tuition fees to prospective students at the School of Sound Recording (SSR) in London and Manchester. Two scholarships will pay the entire course fees for two students studying SSR’s Audio Engineering Techniques & Technology course – one in Manchester, one in London. In addition, a bursary scheme provides 20 half-price places (10 for each campus) on the same course for successful applicants.

Ian Brown said in a statement: "When SSR first approached me about the original scholarship in London I was only too happy to help and put my name to it, and after the amazing year we have had with the Roses the time is right to kick-off again with more scholarships for 2013." He added: "I hope this new scholarship and bursary fund will help out and inspire more talent to get into the music industry."

For further details on the Ian Brown scholarship and how to apply, please visit the Scholarship page on SSR’s Manchester or London websites.

The Stone Roses documentary Made Of Stone is to open nationwide on June 5. The film was made by This Is England director Shane Meadows and goes behind the scenes on the band's 2012 reunion, from the early stages to their celebratory hometown gigs at Heaton Park.

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