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2022 Essex County Season Foundation Scholarship Winner is Announced

We are proud to announce David Bourbon as our Essex County Scholarship Winner

David Bourbon, a recent graduate of Montclair High School in Montclair, New Jersey is our Essex County Scholarship winner! He will attend Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Massachusetts in the fall; majoring in Electronic Production and Design with a minor in Music Business

“As the Season Foundation 2022 Scholarship recipient, I want to express my sincere gratitude and excitement for being considered and awarded your generous gift of $1500. The scholarship will help me further my education; while allowing me the opportunity to enrich my passion for music. Ultimately, after graduating from Berklee College of Music in Music Production and Design, my goal is to establish a foundation for helping others realize their gifts and talents in music. I am honored and grateful to have access to the support and help to further my dreams and life mission. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.” - David Bourbon

David Bourbon’s Accomplishments:

  • Prudential Spirit of Community Award

  • Presidential Award

  • MHS Community Service Pin

  • MADE Early College Program | Montclair State University

  • Sound Engineer | Christ Church USA

When asked about David Bourbon, Stephen-Michael lead of the SZN Foundation stated:

“David Bourbon had the tough task of being within the scholarship group with the most applications. Our group of Essex County applicants were talented and amazing in so many ways. What brought David to the forefront was his confidence and attention to detail. David was very honest about his career goals and was not afraid to talk about his investment in music, ministry, and his community. David’s intellectual ability was on full display during the final round, which was hard to forget as his application was reviewed.

I am excited about this young man’s future; it surely is bright!”

“David possessed intelligence and ambition that had us amazed” - Shaylon Arnold, Season Foundation Executive Assistant

We wish David all the best in her next chapter at Berklee!

We want to thank the Students of Essex County, NJ for applying for our scholarship. In its first year, this application had the most applicants within our four scholarship groups. With this, we look forward to continued collaboration within Essex!


About Berklee College Of Music: The preeminent institution of contemporary music, dance, and theater, Berklee offers degree-granting programs in Boston, New York City, and Valencia, Spain, and through Berklee Online. Dedicated to nurturing the creative and career potential of the world’s most inspired artists, Berklee’s commitment to arts education is reflected in the work of its students, faculty, and alumni—hundreds of whom have been recognized with Grammy, Latin Grammy, Emmy, Tony, and Academy awards. At Berklee, students explore interdisciplinary approaches to music, dance, theater, film scoring, business, entrepreneurship, education, technology, and more. Youth programs reach underserved classrooms throughout the U.S. and beyond. With students and alumni from more than 100 nations and educational partners across the world, Berklee forges connections among art forms, musical traditions, and technologies to build a dynamic, sustainable, diverse, and collaborative global arts community. Diversity in all its forms is a source of strength for the institution.

Newsweek recently ranked Berklee College of Music as third among all U.S. colleges that “offer an exceptional artistic atmosphere.” The Hollywood Reporter ranked the college as third among "20 Music Schools for Composing for Film and TV in 2020." Billboard listed Berklee among the “Elite Music Business Schools Shaping the Industry’s Future,” highlighting Berklee’s growth in Valencia and its music business degree programs. The Luxonomist ranked Berklee’s campuses in Boston and Valencia as the top two music colleges in the world. (via

About The Season Foundation: The Mission of the Season Foundation is to even the disparities within Digital and Computer literacy. SF will serve as a resource to students and urban areas. In addition to increasing digital and computer literacies, the Season Foundation will serve as a funding source through scholarships, giveaways, and other community-based ventures.

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