The Rattler Nation wouldn’t be the same without the tremendous talents of students in the FAMU Bands program. Our organization is ALWAYS working to support the FAMU Bands and its students by providing scholarships, recognition of achievement, and financial support for projects and other needs of the band program.
Dr. William P. Foster Separate Entity Scholarship
The highest scholarship award given by the Association, this annual scholarship is given to the upperclassman who most closely exemplifies the FAMU Band's motto.
- "Highest Quality of CHARACTER"
- "Achievement in ACADEMICS"
- "Attainment in LEADERSHIP"
- "Perfection in MUSICIANSHIP"
- "Precision in MARCHING"
- "Dedication to SERVICE"
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Dr. Julian E. White Leadership Scholarship
This band camp scholarship is given to the high school musician who exhibits high leadership qualities and dedication. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who attended the previous FAMU Summer Band Camp.
Charles S. Bing Musicianship Scholarship
Named after our former Director of Lower Brass, this band camp scholarship recognizes the high school student who demonstrates excellent musicianship. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who attended the previous FAMU Summer Band Camp.
Dr. Shaylor L. James Scholarship
This academic scholarship is awarded to an outstanding percussionist. It is awarded in the spring semester.
Lindsey B. Sargeant Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding musician who is a member of the Jazz Studies program. It is awarded in the spring semester.
Gloria C. Jones Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a current band member who goes above and beyond the call of duty during the school year. It is awarded in the fall semester.
Joyce W. Knight Flute/Piccolo Scholarship
The Joyce W. Knight Flute/Piccolo Scholarship is for a female flute or piccolo player who is a FAMU student and active in one of the band ensembles at FAMU.
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The Marching 100 Alumni Band Association (M100ABA) is offering Book Voucher Awards to current members of the FAMU Marching 100 that are in good standing AND a full-time student at Florida A&M University. The purpose of our Book Voucher program is to assist with the educational needs of members of the Marching 100.
- Open to ALL scholarship applicants. Scholarship amounts vary from partial to full scholarships.
Charles S. Bing Scholarship (for Musicianship)
FULL Scholarship: Value - $550.00
- Graduating Senior
- One (1) Letter of recommendation from your band director
- Proof of admission to FAMU (to be mailed to Alumni Band PO Box)
Julian E. White Scholarship (for Leadership)
FULL Scholarship: Value - $600.00
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