ATTENTION: High School Principals, Counselors, Music Teachers, and
College Financial Aid Officers

The Cascade Blues Association (CBA) is pleased to offer a musical scholarship in the amount of $500.00. This award is to be used for tuition only by students enrolled in a music degree program at any Oregon or SW Washington College for the 2013 Fall Term.

This scholarship was established in January 1997 in the memory of Christopher James Mesi, who passed away on July 11, 1996 at age 22 months, due to health complications stemming from a rare respiratory condition known as “Tracheal Rings.” Funds continue to be raised to promote the life and growth of this scholarship and its contribution to the field of music.


Application Process Opens: April 15, 2013
Applications & all Supporting Documents Due: July 1, 2013
Selection Process Completed & Winner Notified: August 1, 2013
Funds Available for Fall 2013 after Proof of Enrollment: August 15, 2013


Any high school senior or current college student pursuing a music degree.
A student who has demonstrated commitment to school or community through involvement in activities.
A grade point average of 2.75 or greater (attach transcript).
Two (2) letters of recommendation: one (1) from current music teacher and one (1) from a counselor or teacher.
Application completed and submitted by the deadline.
Proof of college enrollment, fall 2013 term, must be submitted prior to award.

You can write to:
CBA Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 14493
P.O. Box 14493 Portland, OR 97293-0493
Portland, OR 97293-0493