Lynette Webster and Jeff Wagner have both been instrumental to the success of the Central Iowa Blues Society from its inception through its first 20 years. Lynette has represented CIBS as its President for nine years (1998-2001, 2004-2007, 2010-2013) in addition to eleven years in various other positions on the CIBS Board. After having spent three years as CIBS Treasurer and three years as President, Jeff became the managing owner of Blues on Grand. In that capacity, “Dr. Doubt” became ineligible to hold elected office in CIBS, however he continued to serve as Chair of the Finance & Fundraising committee until 2013. Jeff is also a former member of the Blues Foundation Board of Directors. In recognition of their years of service, and in culmination of a goal of the society since its inception, the Central Iowa Blues Society is proud to announce the establishment of the Webster-Wagner Scholarship, a $500 annual grant to assist in the education of a young person showing an interest in or aptitude for America’s original musical art form, the blues.

The application period for the 2016-2017 Webster-Wagner Scholarship opens on October 1, 2015.  The application deadline is February 29, 2016.


The Webster-Wagner Scholarship is funded by the Carol Thomas Memorial Endowment Fund, which is also the funding mechanism for the CIBS Blues in the Schools program. For more information about CIBS’ various educational efforts, how to contribute to the Carol Thomas Memorial Endowment Fund or how to become a CIBS member, visit the CIBS website at
The Central Iowa Blues Society is a 501(c)3 corporation
Questions regarding the Webster-Wagner Scholarship should be directed to CIBS Vice President Steve Vasquez ( or Treasurer Jeff Duskin (