Doug Fesler Scholarship Fund

Doug Fesler Scholarship Fund

Nurturing and Inspiring Songwriters



2024 Season Is in Full Swing

April 26, 2024

Apply today to receive a scholarship to attend the 2024 Kerrville Music Festival. Applications are due 5/8/2023.


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Aspiring to become a songwriter? Is your heart and life filled with music? Need an outlet for your musical talents? We encourage you to apply for the Doug Fesler Scholarship (apply here). The awarded scholarship pays for the complete tuition for the Kerrville Songwriter School. For more information about the school, please visit


There will be one to two scholarship recipients per year that will be selected by a three member panel. Scholarships will be awarded on an objective and nondiscriminatory way. The Doug Fesler Scholarship Fund does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of any applicable protected classification including, but not limited to, race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. Recipients will be determined based on the song interpretation on the application.

There are no age restrictions and no geographic restrictions. There will be one to two recipients selected per year of the Festival.


Applicatons are due by May 6, 2024.


Who We Are

Doug Fesler had a passion for music. While he had a natural talent for songwriting, going to the Kerrville Folk Festival Songwriter's School and the San Antonio Songwriter's Saloon gave him additional inspiration, creativity, and initiative to push himself even further to achieve more than he could have done without these groups. Doug Fesler dreamed of being a great songwriter and making an impact in the music industry. He was able to accomplish his dream. Not only was he a great songwriter, he made a great impact in the music industry through his music and through those that loved him. Through the Doug Fesler Songwriter's School Scholarship Fund, other songwriter's will be able to fulfill their dreams.


Doug Fesler, born December 24, 1945, left this earth August 11, 2017. As a way to honor him, those close to him donated funds to carry on his goals and dreams of being an aspiring songwriter and musician. Doug Fesler went to the Kerrville Folk Festival every year and participated in the songwriter's school. He loved music and sharing the experience with others. The memories of Doug Fesler will live on in his music and those that loved him. In order to continue his love of music and song writing, and helping others, the Doug Fesler Scholarship Fund with the Kerrville Music Festival, has been set up to offer scholarships to the songwriter's school to musicians who may not otherwise be able to afford it. He made a difference in the lives of those that knew him, and through the scholarship fund, his name will continue to make a difference in future generations of musicians.

Contact the Doug Fesler Scholarship Committee

Kerrville Folk Festival - Doug Fesler Scholarship Fund
3876 Medina Highway
Kerrville, Texas 78028