THIS IS 2019 INFO! Info for 2021 is COMING SOON!

The David Glaser Songwriting Scholarship

Ellis’ friend David Glaser (1956-2018) was an award-winning songwriter and instrumentalist, who recorded and played live music from the 70s forward, either as a solo artist, a band member, or a sideman. David was adored by thousands and is intensely missed by his family, friends and fans. He was in love with beautiful songs, had begun teaching songwriting in schools just prior to his death, and believed deeply in the transformative power of creativity. As of 2019 this scholarship will be named, with love, in David’s honor. To learn more about David, visit Facebook. To buy his music, visit CD Baby (all proceeds go to David's daughter Greta).


Three scholarships (of $550 each) will help defray costs for three Students. Scholarship recipients will still need to cover these amounts for Lodging, Food, Facility fees, and Taxes:

PRIVATE ROOM: $850 per person

SHARED DOUBLE ROOM: $650 per person

SHARED TRIPLE ROOM: $55o per person

Write an essay of 300-400 words describing why the Retreat is important to you and how the scholarship would help you to attend. There is no charge to apply. Email your essay NO LATER THAN MAY 1, 2020 to:

Please use the subject line: NESR V SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

You will receive an email confirmation within 48 hours.


May 1, 2020.


All applicants will be notified with results in May.


The 2020 David Glaser Songwriting Scholarships are available due to the generosity of the following Donors, and we are extremely grateful!

Carter Gowrie

Pete Robinson