The Kyle Pavone Foundation has established the Kyle Cares Scholarship in memorial of We Came As Romans former frontman. The new program was launched in order to help ease musicians’ financial burden while live events are on pause.

Up to $2,000 will be awarded per applicant until scholarship funds run out. The scholarship is available to musicians who have encountered a hardship due to COVID-19 and are in need of financial assistance to help with mental/physical health, substance abuse treatment, nutrition/food deficits, or housing.

Vince and Caroline Pavone, parents of Kyle Pavone said the following about launching the new scholarship:

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.

Kyle Cares Scholarship Criteria

  • The applicant is not eligible for unemployment
  • The applicant is in need of resources to address one or more of the following:
    • Support for mental health or physical health services and/or treatment
    • To support drug/alcohol abuse treatment
    • To assist with nutrition and/or food deficits to support health
    • To maintain housing and prevent homelessness

To be considered, you must submit the following documents:

  • This application
  • Financial information
  • A copy of your Bands Scheduled Performances and performances that could not be completed
  • A description of your financial situation or hardship

Online applications are available HERE. Applicants will be notified within three business weeks. Awarded scholarship funds will be sent directly to the applicant by Battle Creek Community Foundation.

More About The Kyle Pavone Foundation

Kyle Pavone, former frontman of We Came As Romans, tragically passed away from an accidental overdose in 2018. His family created a memorial organization in his namesake to enrich his memory by providing education, awareness, and compassion to those suffering from addiction, and their families.

In a public letter the Pavone family said the following:

On Saturday, August 25th, 2018 we lost our son, our brother, our best friend, and our bandmate to an accidental overdose.

The opposite of addiction is connection.

If you are feeling disconnected or lost, there is help. Please take action, whether that is talking to your families and friends, meeting with a counselor or joining a support group. If you are a friend or family member of someone who is struggling, do not be silent! If you are an artist in need of support through your struggle, we have created the foundation in Kyle’s honor to help.

No one should struggle alone.

If you or someone you know needs help and wants to talk please reach out to us.

You can make a donation to the organization HERE or learn more about how theya re helping the music community on their Facebook and Instagram.

Additionally our We Came As Romans review and photo gallery from 2016 here.