Glenn Justus Memorial Scholarship


Application Deadline:  Friday, March 29, 2024 by 5pm (Pacific).

Eligibility:  Open to graduating high school seniors living in Klamath County (includes both City and County Schools, charter and home school students), former Klamath County high school graduates currently enrolled in higher educational programs, and current Oregon Tech and Klamath Community College students. All applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be active in music in a measurable capacity. Scholarship application must be completed online below.

Amount:  In honor of Klamath Basin music advocate and benefactor, Glenn Justus, Klamath Folk Alliance will award two $500 scholarships.

Awards Ceremony:  Scholarship Winners will be given their award on April 18, 2024 during intermission of our Showcase Series season finale at Mia & Pia's (between 6-8pm) and have their picture and/or a brief award presentation video taken with a representative of Klamath Music. All applicants are strongly encouraged to keep this evening free. All applicants will be notified in the few days prior to April 18th whether or not their application has been selected.

About Glenn:  Beloved and cherished, Glenn Justus was considered by many to be the glue of a large portion of the local music community. Inspiration, mentor, peacemaker, and kindly father-figure, Glenn’s humble nature and home-spun wisdom helped numerous local musicians recognize their own talent and navigate the challenges associated with their art. The son of a coal miner father and musician mother, Glenn taught himself music largely by ear. An accomplished songwriter, there were few stringed instruments Glenn could not play to some degree. His talents crossed various disciplines, including making instruments, many of which he would give away.