Ruggieri Earns Prestigious Live Nation Scholarship

Nico Ruggieri, a Boardman native and student at Berklee College of Music in Boston, has been selected by Live Nation, a global live entertainment company, and the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation to receive the Steven J. Finkel Service Excellence Scholarship. The $10,000 scholarship was established to support college students studying the music business and the customer service expectations of fans, artists and employees within the live entertainment industry. “Receiving this scholarship while entering my senior year at Berklee serves as the pinnacle of my achievements,” says Ruggieri. “I plan to continue my diligent work by being one of the first students to complete all three major paths in music business – management, marketing and entrepreneurship – by May 2020.” Scholarship selections were made by an influential panel of Live Nation executives and thought leaders across academic, entertainment, civic and corporate sectors. Students were selected based on academic performance, leadership skills and a passionate commitment to the live entertainment experience.

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