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Metallica announces third year of Metallica Scholars program

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The Metallica Scholars program is coming back for a third year.

The initiative, which the metal legends launched in 2019 through their All Within My Hands charity foundation, supports workforce education for community college students.

In its first year, Metallica Scholars benefited 10 different community colleges, which then grew to 15 schools in 2020. For year three, Metallica has expanded the program again, this time to 23 community colleges. A total of $1.6 million will be donated in funding.

“It has been amazing to see this program continue to grow and thrive,” says frontman James Hetfield. “I get so grateful hearing from those who benefit from our grant. Hearing their story of doubt to direction. From those who are able to pursue additional education leading directly to meaningful employment.”

“It gave us confidence that we are doing the right thing and inspired us to do even more,” he continues. “We are very proud and excited to work with additional schools encouraging even more Metallica Scholars to pursue a profession in the skilled trades.”

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