Deadline is June 1, 2021 for fall semester scholarship

The IBMA Foundation grants one $1,000 scholarship each year to a student majoring in bluegrass or a bluegrass-related field of study at the undergraduate college level. The first scholarship will be awarded by August 1 for the fall 2021 semester.

Eligible beneficiaries are enrolled undergraduate college students who are: 1) majoring or planning to major in bluegrass-music-related fields of study or 2) minoring or planning to minor in bluegrass-music-related fields of study who have also been invited to perform in a college-level bluegrass ensemble. Bluegrass music–related studies include but are not limited to bluegrass performance, music education, folklore, sound engineering and recording, lutherie (building and repairing instruments), business, marketing, public relations, songwriting/publishing, or other academic study of bluegrass and related roots musics. The successful candidate for this scholarship should have aspirations of being involved in the bluegrass music industry on a professional level in the future and should show evidence of talent in a bluegrass-related field. International students who are planning to attend a college and study bluegrass in the United States are eligible to apply.

Please download the application here, and email the completed form along with one reference letter to by June 1, 2021. Alternatively, an application and reference letter may be postmarked by June 1, 2021 and mailed to: IBMA Foundation, 4206 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216.  Donations to support the IBMA Bluegrass College Scholarship may be mailed to the same address.

(photo above: Bob Jones University Bluegrass Band – 2020)

RETURN to January 2021 issue of The Cornerstone.