David Belshe Music Therapy Grant


About David Belshe

David Cheyenne Belshe was born in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico, on March 4, 1987. He moved to the United States in his early childhood and fell in love with music at a young age. David played in bands as a teenager and was a skilled musician. He enjoyed playing bass and guitar, but his greatest love was for people. David had a servant heart and loved everyone.

David graduated from Sam Houston State University and became a board-certified music therapist in 2009. He worked alongside his wife, Nikki, at their private practice in Fort Worth, TX, for many years. David truly loved his work and was passionate about connecting with people through music.

David was a husband, father, brother, son, grandson, tío, and a friend to so many. He died in 2018, at age 30, shortly after being diagnosed with colon cancer and primary sclerosing cholangitis. David’s generous spirit lives on in the David Belshe Music Therapy Grant.

About the Grant

The David Belshe Music Therapy Grant:


  • Is $2,500 (approx. 6 months of music therapy)
  • Is paid directly to the board-certified music therapist providing treatment

in memory of David Belshe, MM, MT-BC


This David Belshe Music Therapy Grant is open to any resident of the state of Texas. To apply for this grant, applicants must have made contact and undergone an initial assessment with a board-certified music therapist, or you must be an ongoing music therapy client under the care of a board-certified music therapist. ​If you need to connect with a board-certified music therapist in your area, visit cbmt.org. ​Groups, organizations, and facilities are not eligible at this time. There are no other restrictions for application.

Applications received on or before February 28 will be reviewed in March.

Applications received on or before August 31 will be reviewed in September.

Apply via any of the following options:

Online Application

Complete an online application through your browser below.

Email application

Email a completed David Belshe Music Therapy Grant Application PDF and an Assessment or Treatment Plan to info@fwmusictherapyfund.org.


If you need specific accommodations to apply, please contact FWMTF directly at ​info@fwmusictherapyfund.org.

Thanks to our March 2021 Reviewers:

Lori Archibald
Ana-Alicia Lopez
Carolyn Moore
Laura Singletary
Ellie Sloan
Jennifer Voss



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