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Cleveland Blues Society Scholarship

Joshua Wang

Raymond Parker

Kelton Hale

2021 CBS Scholarship Recipients

June 2021

CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland Blues Society (CBS) is pleased to announce the winners of the three $1,000 Scholarships for 2021.  Current high school seniors and students in college, who have not yet reached their final year and living in Northeastern Ohio were eligible(may attend college outside of Northeastern Ohio).

Applications were submitted on line at http://www.clevelandblues.org/cleveland-blues-society-scholarship/.  The Cleveland Blues Society wants to that the Scholarship Review Committee members –  Butch Armstrong, Michael Bay, Susanne Mayer, Ellliot Philipson and Erol Sommer – for their diligent and caring review of all applications within established guidelines. 

This year’s winners are:

            Kelton Hale                   Bedford Ohio                Belmont University

            Raymond Parker           Maple Heights, Ohio      Ohio University

            Joshua Wang                Solon, Ohio                   Case Western Reserve University

Scholarships will be presented to our winners at the July Blues Jam with host band Armstrong Bearcarts at Legends.

CBS created this separate scholarship fund with the objective of ensuring that scholarships awarded by CBS will be sustainable for years to come.  The scholarship program has been funded primarily through the proceeds of the CBS Annual Blues Cruise, membership, merchandise sales and other fundraising events. 

About The Cleveland Blues Society

The Cleveland Blues Society is non-profit group dedicated to the preservation of blues music in the Greater Cleveland Area and Northeast Ohio.  Through monthly blues jams, the annual Blues Cruise, member picnics, community support, Hall of Fame Awards, and the newly introduced Scholarship and Education Fund, the Society endeavors to grow knowledge and appreciation for the blues.  The CBS newsletter spotlights events and includes features on local blues musicians, CD reviews and pictures of events. 

Contacts

William Koteles – President, Cleveland Blues Society

Linda Calkins – Chairman, Scholarship Committee Cleveland Blues Society

scholarship@clevelandblues.org

The Cleveland Blues Society Scholarship and Education Fund was created to encourage knowledge and appreciation of the Blues, while providing broader educational opportunities for recipients.  For the year 2021,  three $1,000 scholarships have been awarded.

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR 2021
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  • The Cleveland Blues Society is non-profit group dedicated to the preservation of blues music in the Greater Cleveland Area and Northeast Ohio.  Through monthly blues jams, the annual Blues Cruise, member picnics, community support, Hall of Fame Awards, and the newly introduced Scholarship and Education Fund, the Society endeavors to grow knowledge and appreciation for the blues.  The CBS newsletter spotlights events and includes features on local blues musicians, CD reviews and pictures of events.  Visit our website at www.clevelandblues.org.

2020 CBS Scholarship Recipients

CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland Blues Society (CBS) is proud to announce the three winners to be awarded $1,000.00 scholarships.  Following are pictures and brief bios of our 2020 scholarship winners.

2020 CBS Scholarship Recipients

CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland Blues Society (CBS) is proud to announce the three winners to be awarded $1,000.00 scholarships.  Following are pictures and brief bios of our 2020 scholarship winners.

Katie Lahuta

Achille Paolino

Giovanni Castiglione

The CBS scholarship program is funded primarily through the proceeds of the CBS Annual Blues Cruise, membership, merchandise sales and other fundraising events.  CBS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) and you may also make tax-deductible contributions directly to the CBS Scholarship Fund.  The fund may only be used for scholarship and educational opportunities, which was the reason for creating a separate account.  Details about the 2021 Scholarship Program will be announced in the Fall.

About The Cleveland Blues Society

The Cleveland Blues Society is non-profit group dedicated to the preservation of blues music in the Greater Cleveland Area and Northeast Ohio.  Through monthly blues jams, the annual Blues Cruise, member picnics, community support, Hall of Fame Awards, and the newly introduced Scholarship and Education Fund, the Society endeavors to grow knowledge and appreciation for the blues.  The CBS newsletter spotlights events and includes features on local blues musicians, CD reviews and pictures of events. 

Contacts

William Koteles – Cleveland Blues Society President

Linda Calkins – Chairman, Scholarship Committee

Cleveland Blues Society

scholarship@clevelandblues.org

 

For promotion and marketing opportunities with The Cleveland Blues Society, contact:

Susanne Mayer, Board Member at Large at sm@clevelandblues.org   

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