by Photo from Alejandra Enciso-Dardashti

The Mariachi Scholarship Foundation will be unveiling the Ed Marsh Mariachi Museum Exhibit in Southwestern College tonight at 6 p.m., followed by a free Mariachi concert at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. 

The foundation confirmed the exciting news this week just days before they host this year's International Mariachi Summit Gala held at the San Diego Civic Theatre tomorrow, Saturday, July 15. 

The Mariachi Scholarship Foundation is launching this exhibit after two decades of providing academic scholarships to students enrolled in the Sweetwater Union High School District and Chula Vista's Southwestern College. The exhibit will be located precisely inside of the the library of Southwestern College.

The Mariachi Scholarship Foundation said that the exhibit is being named after Ed Marsh, who's a long-time generous donor of the scholarship foundation, and is also well-known for collecting remembrances. 

"The exhibit is named after Marsh, an avid Mariachi music and memorabilia collector, who has donated funds and generous portions of his collection," the scholarship foundation said in a statement." The grand opening of the exhibit will also honor the founding members of the Mariachi Scholarship Foundation, who created MSF in 1999." 

Over a decade ago in 2011, Jeff Nevin began serving as president of the scholarship foundation, and since then he has led the foundation to new heights by producing incredible concerts at Southwestern College. And now, the Mariachi Scholarship Foundation is widely recognized and respected on a global level. 

Today, the scholarship foundation continues to be supported by individual donors, government organization and corporate sponsor funding as well. 

Overall, the MSH has provided over half a million dollars in scholarship funding over the years since it was created in 1999. 

Note: We would like to emphasize that this is exclusively located at the Chula Vista campus of the college only. 

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