In the past few years, Khalid has lit up the music world with his amazing talent and taken El Paso along for the ride. Every chance he gets, Khalid makes sure to give a shout out to the Sun City in his music, when he is receiving an award, or when he is doing an interview.

Khalid comes by his musical talent from his mom, Linda Wolfe who served her country in the Army. Linda was a member of the Army chorus and when she was stationed in Fort Bliss, Khalid went to Americas High School. He studied singing and musical theater, and now he and Linda want to help El Paso high schoolers get their education with a performing arts scholarship.

The Great Khalid Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship awarded to high school seniors pursuing higher education in a performing arts program. Students are recognized for their academic achievements and artistic ability. Last year, the first year the scholarships were awarded, the Great Khalid Foundation gave $30,000 in education support to three scholarship recipients. Each got $10,000 for the 2019 -2020 academic school year.

If you would like to be considered for the Performing Arts Scholarship, you have to have a 3.5 GPA, an acceptance letter into a Performing Arts college or university program, you will have to a write an essay, and submit a video of your particular area of performance.

The deadline to apply is coming up fast. You will need to submit your package to the Great Khalid Foundation by Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Winners will be announced on or before May 31, 2020.

Bring your A game and you could be going to college with the help of the Great Khalid Foundation. Click here for all the information on submitting your scholarship package.