JUNE 9TH + 10TH
Houston Caldwell; who passed from us on April 30, 2010; was only 18 years old, but his musical legacy, passion for the continued growth of our musical heritage, and his spirit of community service will continue through HoustonFest. The Houston Caldwell Scholarship Program is a key component of the HoustonFest Mission.
A percentage of HoustonFest profits will be earmarked for scholarships to individual youth and grants to non-profit traditional music programs. Funding levels will be determined at the discretion of the Houston Caldwell Scholarship Committee.
In keeping with HoustonFest’s slogan of “A Celebration of Song and Service” individual applicants are selected to receive a scholarship that may be applied to either:
Recipients may apply the funds to tuition fees for classes, training programs, workshops, camps, or private lessons. Applicants must demonstrate acceptance to and enrollment in a program of study that fits the criteria. The Houston Caldwell Scholarships assist with fees for tuition or private lessons with funding level at the discretion of the Houston Caldwell Scholarship Committee. Fees are paid directly to the educational institution, camp, or qualified instructor. Scholarship winnings must be redeemed within one year of announcement to recipients. Students in grades 5 to 12 and high school graduates up to age 21 are eligible for individual scholarships. Applicants must be residents of the Central Appalachian Region. Application packets must be completed and returned (postmarked) by April 30th of the year of application, including:
Mail application to:
Attn: Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 1516
Galax, VA 24333
Winners of the 2017 HoustonFest Scholarships & Grants will be notified by May 30 of the year awarded.
Recipients will be required to be present at that year’s HoustonFest to receive the award when announced. Artists receiving awards will be expected to perform in a Scholarship Showcase at HoustonFest the year following award. Official Public Announcement of Winners will be made during HoustonFest.