From 2020’s challenges, we are unsure what 2021 has planned for us. With tours going to an abrupt halt, musicians have been struggling financially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to these difficulties, the Kyle Pavone Foundation has teamed up with the Battle Creek Community Foundation to launch the Kyle Cares Scholarship to help the financial burden from the aftermath of COVID-19.
The scholarship is available to musicians who’ve encountered hardship due to COVID-19 and need financial assistance to help with mental/physical health, substance abuse treatment, nutrition/food deficits, or housing. Up to $2,000 will be awarded per applicant until the scholarship funds are exhausted. For more information and for those who are interested in applying should go to this location.
Kyle Pavone’s parents, Vince and Caroline Pavone 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.”
Pavone, the former frontman of We Came As Romans, died tragically in 2018 due to an accidental overdose. His family established The Kyle Pavone Foundation to provide education, awareness, and compassion to those suffering from addiction.