We have posted previously about the scholarships offered each year by the Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend, sponsored by Gibson, and now renamed to honor the memory of Charlie Derrington. The scholarships will allow four young bluegrass musicians (aged 13-24) to attend the three-day instructional event at no cost – including meals, accomodations and some travel reimburesement.
These are merit-based scholarships, and recipients are chosen based on the abilities demonstrated in a scholarship application. The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 15 (extended from an earlier deadline), and all submissions must carry with a postmark of 9/15 or earlier to be considered.
Interested applicants can find all the scholarship deadlines, and a downloadable application form, on the RBW web site.
Though no further applications will be accepted after this week, sales of the raffle tickets (for a Gibson RB-250 banjo) that fund the scholarships wil continue until early November.