By Zachary Swickey
The Amy Winehouse Foundation was established after the early passing of the late “Back to Black” singer and the institution has announced it will be funding a new performing arts scholarship. Partially run by Winehouse’s father, Mitch, the foundation will offer a paid scholarship to the Sylvia Young Theatre School, where the singer herself trained as a teenager.
“As most people would know, Amy was a pupil at the Sylvia Young Theatre School. This is where her talent was recognized and nurtured,” Mitch Winehouse said in a statement. “The Amy Winehouse Foundation would like to give a child, who otherwise couldn’t afford the same opportunity, the chance to realize their talents.”
Mitch Winehouse suggested he was organizing a tribute concert earlier this year for his late daughter, which would be broadcasted on demand. Lily Allen, Mark Ronson and Florence and the Machine have all been rumored to perform at the tribute, but there has yet to be an official announcement on the planned concert.
Winehouse’s first (and likely only) posthumous release, Lioness: Hidden Treasures was released in December and includes her final studio performance – a duet with legend Tony Bennett, “Body and Soul.”