about the sam baird scholarship 
 
First announced in 2006, the Sam Baird Scholarship has been established by us to help local students pursue their musical aspirations. This scholarship is continually funded by our members, business partners, and private citizens. The award winners exhibit both scholastic and musical excellence.


This scholarship continues the legacy of noted musician and S.A.B.S. member Sam Baird, who supported and nurtured the growth of the area music community for many years. Announced in 2006, this local scholarship is awarded to students displaying academic strength and musical ambition. This award is presented at the Fiesta Blues Heritage Series. S.A.B.S. works in conjunction with Art and Music Directors to announce and promote this opportunity to eligible local students. The award winners are announced at our various events, such as Fiesta Blues Heritage Series and the Robert Johnson SA Sessions Festival. It is a special event involving family, friends, and an appreciative audience. This is an ongoing endeavor that we put our full effort into - working with schools, parents, sponsors, corporate members, and community leaders to get as many students involved as possible.

Due to the ongoing social protocols in place, SABS has suspended the Sam Baird Scholarship until further notice. Applications can not be accepted until we announce resumption of the application process. As expected, this will be closely tied to local, state, and federal regulations concerning the epidemic. We will update this website area when any changes happen and eBlasts will have any updates.
   
   2020/2021 scholarship winners announced 
 
Due to the Covid outbreak in 2020, the normal schedule of judging and awarding the Sam Baird Scholarship was disrupted. Although an important annual mission of SABS, the social impact of the pandemic shutting everything down led us to put everything on hold. When it appeared that we could correctly judge the applicants, we decided to combine two years. As with the Olympics, we combined 2020 and 2021. 

So, we are now glad to report that the 2020/2021 Sam Baird Scholarship is judged and is ready to be awarded. The scholarship judging committee was able to judge the scholarship applications, though tough times made this process difficult. Once there is a better view of when to the award ceremony we will post updates.

The committee was very impressed by what these students submitted. The materials were so well thought out, the performances so well executed. Evaluating their work was a joy. But the task of ranking them was difficult. To the applicants we say "Outstanding Job!" You represented the Sam Baird Scholarship in fine form. The bar remains high for those who will follow, thanks to you.

The committee selected Sophia Muñoz of Brackenridge High School and Bethany Palmer of Northeast School of the Arts. Sophia
is here in San Antonio attending St. Mary's University.  Bethany is a freshman at the Berklee School of Music in Boston.

Again we want to express our appreciation to the applicants. The diversity of applicants and how they came to be applicants is proof that the word is getting out about the annual scholarship application. To those who helped make the Scholarship known, you helped us make a difference in these young people lives. You helped us with one of our main Missions in the Community as executors of the Sam Baird Scholarship. Finally, to the parents, brothers and sisters, all the kin and friends, teachers and tutors, and all who helped the applicants get their productions made and over to us - what a great team effort.
 
   
   the application   
 


APPLICATION

  Download the application by clicking  2022 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION  .

  Complete the application.

  If you will be submitting by mail, please be sure to print a copy to send us.


PERFORMANCE PIECE

   Prepare a presentation of your work that you want to be evaluated on.

   For performance submissions, digital format is good.

   Not a performer? Submit your piece in an appropriate way showing us your talents.

   While video/audio format is sought, portfolios and similar submissions are accpeted.

   If you have any questions on how to submit just contact us.


SUBMIT YOUR MATERIALS TO SABS

   AS OF NOVEMBER 2021, SUBMIT-BY DATE IS SCHEDULED TO BE MIDDLE OF MARCH 2022. WHEN EXACT DATE IS DECIDED, THAT DATE WILL APPEAR HERE.

   MAKE SURE YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION AND PERFORMANCE PIECE !!

   You may submit electronic material to info@sanantoniobluessociety.com
. 

   You may drop off your material to Scholarship Committee Member Pam Harter
             Harter Music c/o Pam Harter
          3477 Northeast Parkway
          San Antonio, TX 78218
          (210) 829-1211

   You may submit your material to any SABS Officer working at a SABS event.

   You can mail in your material:
          San Antonio Blues Society
          P.O. Box 33952
          San Antonio, Texas 78265

   If you want to contact us via our hotline: (210) 641-8192


OTHER

   Material submitted to SABS remains the property of SABS.

   If we can assist in any way, please contact us.

   Feel free to contact us shortly after you submit your materials to ensure all was received.

   
   
   roster of award recipients 
 
2020/2021
Sophia Muñoz
Bethany Palmer

2019
Bryce Menchaca

2018
Patrick Garcia
Octaviano Huron
Mike Perez
Victoria Simmons
Miles Chance

2017
Mark Rogers
Justin Lum
Jorden Frenzel
Crystal Gephart
Joshua Guerra
Shelby Cheyenne

2016
Ernesto Aguirre
Leah Ortiz
Alexander Barclay
James Payne

2015
Wesley D. Penny
Stephanie Castro
Conner Smith

2014
Gilbert Salazar
Johnnie Dominguez
Joseph Herron Jr.
Anthony Wright
Victoria Celestine
Christian Dunham

2013
Sarah Monroe
John Michael Nicholson
Daniel Vargas

2012
Stefan D. Heuer
Erin P. Farrar
Wendy El-Bayeh

2011
Steven S. Sellers Jr.
Mitch Moser
Julia Masters

2009
Cesar Gonzalez
Ernesto Elizando

2008
Nicole Kingman
Stephen Meza



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