The Kyle Pavone Foundation, the organization launched by the family of late We Came As Romans frontman Kyle Pavone, have launched a COVID-19 relief scholarship to assist struggling musicians amid the ongoing pandemic. The organization has teamed up with the Battle Creek Community Foundation for the initiative, which they are calling the “Kyle Cares Scholarship.”
The scholarship will help artists “who have encountered a hardship due to COVID-19 and are in need of financial assistance to help with mental/physical health, substance abuse treatment, nutrition/food deficits, or housing.” Applicants will be able to receive up to $2,000 until funds run out.
Pavone‘s parents, Vince and Caroline, commented:
“In honor of our son Kyle Pavone, we wanted to do something that would help musicians during this time of great need. 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.”
“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.”