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Cleveland Blues Society Scholarship Fund

The Cleveland Blues Society Scholarship and Education Fund was created to promote awareness and appreciation of the blues, while providing broader educational opportunities for recipients. For the year 2024, three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to applicants. Application deadline is May 15th.

The Cleveland Blues Society (CBS) Scholarship and Educational Fund can only be used for scholarship and educational opportunities.  These policies have been added to our Bylaws that ensure scholarships be awarded annually by CBS and only used for the scholarships awarded.  The scholarship program is funded primarily through the proceeds of the CBS Annual Blues Cruise, membership, merchandise sales, donations, and other fundraising events.  CBS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  You may also make tax-deductible contributions directly to the CBS Scholarship Fund.  Details to apply are listed below.

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Eligibility requirements:

Applicants must live in Northeastern Ohio and either a current high school senior who has been accepted into a college and will enroll in 2023 / 2024 or students currently attending a college, but have not reached their final year.  A BLUES related class must be included in the applicant’s curricula (may include, but not limited to building and repair of instruments,composition, lessons, music therapy, music history and literature, music performance, music theory, music theater, recording management,entertainment law, sound engineering).

Guidelines

To apply for the Cleveland Blues Society Scholarship, click on the application form below and answer the following question in the form of a 500-word essay:
“What does blues music mean to you and what role will you play in bringing music to people?”
Submission deadline for the application is May 15th.  The Cleveland Blues Society Scholarship Review Committee will review all applications and contact winners.  If a winner does not respond by May 1st of that scholarship year then another applicant will be chosen.

How Recipients are Chosen

The Cleveland Blues Society Scholarship Review Committee will contact winners and confirm eligibility.  Winners will submit a photo and short autobiography to the Committee.  The Scholarship  presentation will be held at a CBS event by August of scholarship year.  Checks will be issued to the college/university that winners are attending.

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 Blues Society endeavors promote awareness and appreciation for the Blues.  The Scholarship and Educational Fund can only be used for scholarship and educational opportunities.  The scholarship program is funded primarily through the proceeds of the CBS Annual Blues Cruise, membership, merchandise sales, donations, and other fundraising events.  CBS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  You may also make tax-deductible contributions directly to the CBS Scholarship Fund.

Contacts
William Koteles – President,  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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