Amy Winehouse Foundation establishes singing scholarship

Posted Mar 5, 2012 by Layne Weiss
Late singer, Amy Winehouse's family has announced plans to cover tuition for the recipient of a scholarship at the Sylvia Young Theater School in London. This is where Amy studied voice as a young girl.
Amy Winehouse. She is sorely missed by millions of music lovers around the world.
Amy Winehouse. She is sorely missed by millions of music lovers around the world.
According to Amy's father, Mitch Winehouse, the scholarship is intended for the child of a family who is unable to afford the school's tuition. His daughter, Amy, auditioned to sing there at age 13, impressing the founder with her rendition of "On The Sunny Side Of The Street."
Amy dropped out of the school before graduating due to various mental problems, but her unique talents left a permanent imprint on the hearts of everyone there.
The school is hopeful this scholarship will bring new, young talent to the program. Sylvia Young, founder of the school told Reuters, "it would be wonderful to find another Amy, but there is only one Amy. We would be happy to find a singer, dancer, or actor who has a special talent."
The Amy Winehouse Foundation was set up by Amy's parents, Mitch and Janis Winehouse, following her death in July, 2011 to provide treatment to young drug addicts and alcoholics. Amy, who was only 27 years old when she died, suffered from a long battle of drug and alcohol abuse. On October 26, 2011, a report was released revealing that Amy died of accidental alcohol poisoning. London coroner, Suzanne Greenaway gave an official verdict of "death by misadventure."
Amy Winehouse was a sassy and brilliant singer with a unique and unforgettable tone. Unfortunately, various demons cut both her career and life far too short. With the establishment of this scholarship, her parents and mentors at the Sylvia Young Theater school are hopeful that Amy's legacy will live on forever.