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Steve Gulley Memorial Scholarship


The Steve Gulley Memorial Scholarship honors a singer and songwriter who gave so much to bluegrass music during his lifetime. The $5,000 scholarship is awarded to a college student who best represents the future of bluegrass music.


Steve Gulley was widely liked and admired by the bluegrass community. He worked with Kentucky’s Renfro Valley Barn Dance and was in groups Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Mountain Heart, Grasstowne and Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle.


He passed away from cancer in 2020.


The scholarship was founded by Crandall Creek, a West Virginia-based bluegrass band. The scholarship is administered through the band’s affiliated non-profit, the Bluegrass Music Endeavors Foundation.

Scholarship applications may be downloaded here or by sending an email to          


The deadline to apply for the scholarship is May 15, 2023. The winner will be announced during a Crandall Creek show at the world famous Station Inn on August 8, 2023.


Send questions and inquiries regarding Steve Gulley Memorial Scholarship to

Crandall Creek gives  back


Crandall Creek believes the community that supports them deserves support in return. 

Band members give part of what they earn to the Bluegrass Music Endeavors Foundation, a 501c3 set up by Crandall Creek founder Jerry Andrews. 

The band has raised funds for such deserving charities as St. Jude’s Children’s Research, Miracles Happen and Helping Heroes veterans’ group. Crandall Creek also collected thousands of non-perishable food items through its concerts.

In 2021 and 2022 the Bluegrass Music Endeavors Foundation partnered with the IBMA Foundation to create the Crandall Creek Scholarship. The $1,000 awards each year were given to college students who demonstrated an interest and involvement in any aspect of bluegrass music, including but not limited to performance.  

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