Mesilla Valley Jazz & Blues Society Scholarship Program

Mesilla Valley Jazz & Blues Society awards two to five scholarships each year. The Bob Burns Scholarship is awarded in recognition of Bob Burns’ lifetime commitment to the education and production of jazz and blues music. This scholarship is awarded to both high school seniors entering New Mexico State University music department and to existing New Mexico State music students. The Helen Sachs Helder Vocal Jazz Scholarship is awarded in memory of Helen Sachs, a jazz vocalist and recording artist (17 albums) who was well known in the Southwest, Germany and Holland. This scholarship is awarded to both high school seniors entering New Mexico State University vocal programs or University of Texas at El Paso vocal programs. The details for each scholarship are in the documents below. The applications are due by June 15th of the current year.

High School Senior Applications

To fill out the application, Click on it and either download it or print it out. If you print it out you can, write or type it in and scan or take a picture and email it to us or put it in the mail. If  you would like to fill out the pdf, download  Acrobat Reader DC  Under Tools Select Fill and Sign. Be sure to save the pdf you may print and mail it or email it.  Remember June 15th is the drop dead date.

 Mailing Address

Mesilla Valley Jazz & Blues Society

P.O. Box 3031

Mesilla Park, NM 88047 

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