$500-$1000 Marching Band Participation Scholarship
All members of the TUMB, including color guard, receive a participation scholarship ranging from $500-$1000 for fully participating in a complete marching band season. This money is deposited into each member’s university account at the end of the season.
Starting this fall, marching band stipends will be distributed on the following pay scale:
- 1st year members – $500
- 2nd year members – $650
- 3rd year members – $850
- 4th year members – $1,000
To recieve the participation scholarship:
- No need to fill out a scholarship application; just follow the procedure to become a member of the band.
- State that you were a member of your high school band (concert, jazz, or marching) or contemporary color guard.
- All requirements of the band must be fulfilled and, in particular, the Attendance Policy and the Code of Conduct must be followed.
Pep Band Stipends
There is a $20 per game stipend available to marching band members who perform in the pep band. The pep band performs at all home basketball games and a select few other events on campus. This money is deposited into each member’s university account in the late spring.
Starting this fall, there will be increases for pep band performances.
- Members must have participated in marching band to receive the stipend.
- The pep band participation requirement includes:
- Attend 2 rehearsals in December held after the marching band season is over.
- Participate in at least 8 performances (out of over 30), along with one of the two post-season basketball tournaments.
- Adhere to the Code of Conduct stated in the marching band handbook
Financial Aid Information
If a TUMB member already receives substantial financial aid, he/she should know that there is a limit to how much aid one individual can receive. Be aware of the following statement from the university:
From Financial Aid…
If you are a financial aid recipient, receiving a marching band participation scholarship can result in a reduction to another part of your financial aid offer. Even if you do not apply for financial aid, you should be aware of Towson’s Over-Award Policy for Scholarships. For this and more information on financial aid and scholarships, visit the Financial Aid Office Web site at http://onestop.towson.edu/finaid/.
From Mr. Miliauskas…
My understanding is that every student has a maximum amount of financial aid (Scholarships, Stipends, Loans, etc.) that can be received. If the Marching Band or Pep Band Scholarship/Stipend increases that total amount over the limit, a rebate check will not be issued. Instead, the funds will be applied to reduce the amount of a loan or other type of aid.