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James Hubert Blake Scholarship Trust


Last Updated: 2016-05-29

At A Glance

James Hubert Blake Scholarship Trust

(also known as Eubie Blake Scholarship Fund)

99 Park Ave., Ste. 1600

New York City, NY United States 10016

Telephone: (212) 490-0400

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-03-31)

Assets: $20,922

Total giving: $603,822




Established in NY - Founded by the late James Hubert "Eubie" Blake who was a composer, lyricist, and jazz, ragtime, and popular music pianist. Some of Mr. Blake's hits include "Bandana Days," "Charleston Rag" and "I'm Just Wild About Harry." In 1921, Blake co-wrote (along with jazz composer and lyricist Noble Sissle) "Shuffle Along," which became one of the first Broadway musicals to be written and directed by African Americans. Blake received numerous awards and honors, including Omega Psi Phi Scroll of Honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the George Peabody Medal, and induction into the New York's American Theatre Hall of Fame.

Purpose and Activities

Scholarship awards to needy students pursuing instrumental music studies at an accredited music school with preference to individuals studying early traditional American ragtime piano music.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships for instrumental studies particularly for students interested in performing traditional American music.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Performing arts
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Schools

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-03-31

Assets: $20,922 (market value)

Expenditures: $608,258

Total giving: $603,822

Qualifying distributions: $603,822