Joey Welshman – Nokturnal/ILL.escape Scholarship
Joey Welshman aka Joey Nokturnal or ILL.escape was many things to many people. He was a DJ, son, brother, friend, supporter, mentor and for most he was an inspiration. His sudden passing as a result of a tragic motor vehicle accident on Saturday October 15, 2011 at the age of 23 left anyone connected to him feeling a sense of loss. This scholarship is intended to ensure that the attributes that shone so brightly in Joey are celebrated, encouraged, fostered and promoted. This is a lasting legacy as to what one good person can inspire in the actions of others.
This scholarship is intended for any Canadian musician pursuing Post-Secondary Music studies. You must have an EPK (Electronic Press Kit), recorded samples of your music, and have proven public performance experience to apply. This is open to any electronic music artist or singer/songwriter.
This scholarship is meant to support the endeavours of musicians who:
1. Require financial assistance to pursue their Post Secondary Music Education.
2. Demonstrate the ability to create original music that appeals to an audience.
3. Perform in public to build a fan base and promote their music.
4. Mentor, support and encourage other musicians.
5. Act as a role model for others to follow.
6. Actively work with and support organizations in the music community.
Individuals interested in applying should provide an essay explaining why they should receive this scholarship based on the criteria above. They should attach the required documents and supporting material and send all to:
The Joey Welshman – Nokturnal/ILL.escape Scholarship
c/o ID VIP Team
PO BOX 1072, Lamont, AB T0B 2R0
The application deadline is 12:00 (Noon) July 1, of each year. This scholarship will be a gift of $1,000 with 50% of the funds being issued on September 1 and 50% being issued January 2 (or the next business day where applicable). All qualified applicants will automatically be listed as a Guest Performer on the ID VIP Team roster, website and other support sites and have access to all of the ID VIP Team free support services for musicians. The top 10 applicants will be announced August 1 of each year and notified personally with further information.