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Steve Popovich Scholarship now available to music students at Tri-C

The scholarship is named after the music industry legend who founded Cleveland International Records.

CLEVELAND — A new scholarship honoring an international music legend who called Cleveland home is now available for Tri-C students.

Cuyahoga Community college is now accepting applications for the Steve Popovich Scholarship Fund from students interested in studying music and the recording arts industry and in need of financial assistance.  The scholarship is named in honor of the music industry legend who founded Cleveland International Records, worked with artists from Frankie Yankovic to Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen and released one of the best selling records of all time, Meat Loaf’s “Bat Out of Hell,” when the rest of the recording industry laughed it off (and who then fought Sony Records for years for his fair share of the profits).

Popovich, who passed away in 2011, always lived his motto: “Be stubbornly passionate about your beliefs.”

Hi son, Steve Popovich, Jr., launched the scholarship fund in his father’s memory so others could follow their music industry passions.

“This endowment will be available to students for many, many years to come,” he says.

To apply, students must have a 2.5 GPA, live in Northeast Ohio and be a Music or Recording Arts and Technology major.  More on the scholarship and application process can be found here.

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