Delta Blues Festival/Dave Williamson Memorial Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

Photo provided by Delta Blues Festival website

Applications are now being accepted for the Delta Blues Festival/Dave Williamson Memorial Scholarship–funds are raised through the annual concert.

The purpose of the DBF/Dave Williamson Memorial Scholarship is to allow the festival and all involved, to do their part to help further the education of a graduate of an East Contra Costa County High School in their collegiate or vocational studies.


  • Applicant must be an East Contra Costa resident.
    • Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley, and Pittsburg
  • Applicant must have a commitment to continue musical studies.
  • Submit an unofficial transcript.
  • Submit an essay which may include some or all of the following:
    • Their personal affiliation with the style of music they enjoy.
    • Note and explain their career choice and how they see music involved.
    • How music affects their life.
    • How they will benefit by pursuing an education including or devoted to music.
    • Submit any support and commitment to non-profits and/or volunteer organizations.
  • Submit a link to a video recording (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) of applicant’s personal talent (playing an instrument, singing a song, or both). The song can be a cover of another artist or one can provide a copy of an original piece of music written by the applicant.

Selection Process:

  • The committee will gather and discuss the applications and decide which applicant best deserves scholarship.
  • There is no need to contact the DBF to understand the progress of one’s application.  All applicants will be notified via email of the outcome.
  • Formal announcement will be held at the Delta Blues Festival Benefit Concert, at El Campanil Theatre.

Payment Process:

  • The funds will be paid directly to the college that will be attended.
  • Scholarship amount varies from year to year and depends upon sponsorship support to the Delta Blues Festival.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Scholarship Instructions:

Scholarship Application: