Generation Blues Scholarship
The Cleveland Blues Society as an affiliate of the Blues Foundation is proud of our youth participants. We encourage the youth in our blues family to continue to grow in their blues music through our own inclusion of them in our local programs, the youth category of the Memphis Challenge, and participating in the Blues Foundation's youth programs.
The Blues Foundation expanded its longstanding Blues in the Schools youth education efforts with a new initiative that began in 2010 entitled Generation Blues.
This scholarship program allows qualified applicants under the age of 21 to study their instrument of choice at reputable camps, seminars and workshop programs such as Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival, Augusta Heritage Center and Fernando Jones' Columbia College Blues Camp.
Camps, seminars and workshops attended by Generation Blues scholarship recipients generally take place in the throughout the year in the recipients' choice of locations. Participants are awarded the scholarships on an annual basis, and participation is open to anyone under the age of 21 and interested in the blues. Applicants must write a letter of intent and provide letters of recommendation. Video submissions are also accepted.
Thank you Teri Pealer for championing this program to our youth and encouraging them to particpate. Congratulations go out to Jarred Goldwebber, Michael Czubai, Micah Kesselring, who represented CBS in Memphis in 2014 on their scholarships and their dedication to Blues Music.