NASHVILLE, TN (Monday, November 4, 2019) – Through its Educational Outreach Fund, IEBA, the leading trade organization for live entertainment industry professionals, announced $350,000 in new scholarships.


Six new scholarships were established in honor of Rod Essig (CAA), Jay Williams (WME), Kerri Edwards (KP Entertainment), Todd Boltin (Variety Attractions), The Delaware State Fair, and the late Steve Dahl (Paradigm Talent Agency). These new scholarships are endowed at Belmont University, The University of the South, Lipscomb University, University of Delaware, and University of Kansas.


Fundraising efforts are led by Barry Jeffrey, President of IEBA Educational Outreach Fund board of directors, and Todd Boltin, the Fund’s Vice President/Treasurer. IEBA members contribute to the Fund as do artists including Old Dominion, 98 Degrees, For King & Country, Charlie Daniels, Styx, Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon, Ed Roland & Collective Soul, and Tim McGraw.


Through a mix of programs, IEBA awarded 29 scholarships totaling over $62,000 in 2019. Donations to IEBA Educational Outreach Fund are tax deductible and can be made at


About IEBA Educational Outreach Fund
The IEBA Educational Outreach Fund is a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2017. IEBA uses tax-deductible donations to create permanently endowed college scholarships and other educational programs. Achievement in Campus Programming (ACP) scholarships are awarded for excellence and leadership in campus programming. Recipients will receive a $2,500 cash scholarship plus an all-expense-paid trip to Nashville for IEBA’s annual conference. In 2019, IEBA distributed $30,000 in Summer Internship Scholarships.  Fifteen students received $2,000 each. The 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 other professional in the live entertainment industry.