IEBA Educational Outreach Fund

The IEBA Educational Outreach Fund is a 501(c)(3) public charity. IEBA uses tax-deductible donations for the establishment of college scholarships and other educational programs.

Students enrolled in accredited entertainment business programs at seven universities (New York University, Belmont University, Middle Tennessee State University, New Mexico State University, Murray State University, John Brown University, University of Delaware, University of Kansas, University of the South, and University of Montana) are eligible to receive funds from IEBA’s permanently-endowed scholarships. These scholarships honor two of IEBA’s founders, Hap Peebles and Don Romeo, as well as industry leaders J.P. Williams, George Moffett, Barbara Hubbard, Ron Baird, Barry Jeffrey, Mike Smardak, Steve Tolman, Terry Elam, Charlie Daniels, Clarence Spalding, Kevin Neal, Gene Lundgren, Rod Essig, Kerri Edwards, Todd Boltin, Jay Williams, and Steve Dahl.

Click here to see IEBA Educational Outreach Fund’s Board Members.




IEBA’s Educational Fund is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible.


Achievement in Campus Programming Scholarship

Achievement in Campus Programming (ACP) Scholarships will be awarded for excellence and leadership in campus programming. Recipients will receive a $2,500 cash scholarship and an all-expenses paid trip to IEBA’s 2021 Conference


Applying for ACP Scholarships:

To apply, students must be enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited two or four-year college or university. Applicants must be a junior or senior during the 2021/2022 school year, with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0. They must also be involved in live entertainment programming on their school’s campus and hold a significant leadership position on the student activities board, campus programming board, or the like. Applicants are required to provide a written recommendation from 1) a live entertainment industry professional, and 2) a professor or programming board advisor. Cash awards will be distributed at the beginning of the 2021/2022 school year.

2021 ACP Scholarship Winner:

Jordan DeLuce, University of Kentucky


Internship Scholarships

This program is designed to help offset the expenses associated with an internship and help give students the invaluable experience of interning with a festival, fair, concert venue, booking agency, promoter, or another professional in the live entertainment industry. Each recipient receives $1,500.

Qualifying for Internship Scholarships:

To qualify, students must be enrolled in an accredited two or four-year college or university or a vocational/technical school. Applicants must have completed 45 hours of academic coursework with a 2.5 or higher grade point average on a scale of 4.0. It is the applicant’s responsibility to secure and complete an internship. The internship must be with a reputable company whose main activities fall within the scope of the live entertainment industry. The internship does not have to be secured at the time the application is submitted, but funds will only be released to students who obtain internships.

Photo: 2019 Summer Internship Scholarship Recipient Maria Hayden with Renee Alexander, Deputy General Manager of Minnesota State Fair.


Photo: 2019 Summer Internship Scholarship Recipient Maria Hayden with Renee Alexander, Deputy General Manager of Minnesota State Fair.

2021 Summer Internship Scholarship Winners:

Hallie Bergner – interning at Starlight Theatre (Kansas City)

Saquan Byrd – interning at Universal Attractions Agency (NYC)

Julianna Coyle – interning at CAA (Nashville)

Arthiom Furtado – interning at Move Forward Music (NYC)

Luke Jenkins – interning at Gillioz Theatre (Springfield, MO)

A’Nya Johnson – interning at Governors Ball

Katrina Liston – interning at Musically Fed (Phoenix)

Caitlin Reardon – interning at Summerfest

Megan Simon – interning at Dionysian Artist Management (NYC)

T.J. Washington – interning at Another Planet

Sarah Wood – interning at Universal Attractions Agency (NYC)