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The David Glaser Songwriting Scholarships

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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.


Since 2018, NESR Scholarships have been provided thanks to generous donations from our wonderuful community. In 2022, we were able to offer an unprecedented FOUR scholarships. A full tuition scholarship is $625. But we gratefully accept any and all donations. Just click on the Donate button here, and thank you

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We are thrilled to be able to award as many as 6 tuition Scholarships (of $625 each) to attend NESR 8. They will help Students defray the cost of attending NESR. Scholarship recipients will still need to cover the cost of lodging (a shared room at the Guest House), food, facility fees, and taxes—which comes to $775 total. Scholarship recipients will be identified by Ellis and Laurie in early 2024 and will be invited to apply.


The David Glaser Songwriting Scholarships are made possible by several generous Donors, to whom we are extremely grateful.

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