Blues Society of Tulsa

              Student Grant Award Program


The Blues Society offers a $500 Grant to promote the musical development of young Blues musicians in the Tulsa metropolitan area.  The grant is awarded to a student who is pursuing further education and musical development and has a genuine interest in the Blues genre.  


The Blues Society Student Grant Application includes various questions about the student's current musical interests, capabilities and goals.  It also includes an essay portion asking the student to describe their interest in Blues music and what inspires their interest in Blues music. Applications are reviewed, and the top five applicants will be required to attend a personal interview and complete a performance challenge.  A committee determines the recipient of a $500 grant to be used by the student to further his/her musical interest in music education  and advancement. 

The student grant award is offered to any student in grades 10, 11 or 12, for the 2020-2021 school year and who is enrolled in a bona fide school setting under Oklahoma state law. (Ex: public school, home school, academy or other approved educational setting)

Applications are available on this page. Click button below and print.   Application deadline is December 31, 2019. 


The top five applicants will be chosen and notified in January 2020.  A write up on each of the five finalists will be included in the March/April 2020 issue of the Blues News.  Personal interviews and performances will be scheduled in March 2020. The winning recipient of the grant will be notified in April 2020 and invited to the April Monthly Blues Society meeting to be awarded and receive the $500 grant.  A feature article about the recipient will be included in the June 2020 issue of the Blues News.