Band Scholarships

Trombone Collage

All students may receiv
e 50-100% tuition and possibly 50-100% room and board costs, depending on the level of musicianship demonstrated. Click on Auditions to the left to view requirements. Be sure to submit an
online band application.

There are many types of scholarships and the amounts for each will vary.
Students may combine band scholarships with a Music Major scholarship, ACT scholarship, PELL grant, MTAG, and other types of financial aid for an even better financial package. These scholarships can be applied to tuition costs, room and board fees as well as books and supplies from the Raymond Campus Bookstore. Scholarships are based on audition and availability. All percentages and amounts are subject to change. Students receiving a full PELL Grant or full awards through a combination of means are only eligible to receive a maximum of full tuition per semester from the band department. In addition, students who receive a full band scholarship from the band department are only eligible to receive a maximum of half tuition music major scholarship. See music major scholarship requirements.

You don't have to live on campus to be in the band or receive a band scholarship. In fact, almost half of our students live off-campus. You don't have to attend the Raymond Campus to receive a band scholarship either. We have students that attend the Rankin, Jackson, and Vicksburg Campuses and drive to Raymond just for band. Be sure to arrange your class schedule to accommodate travel time from another campus.

For the spring semester, students may be placed in one of two bands: Wind Ensemble or Concert Band. Auditions for these groups are held in November of each fall semester. Scholarships amounts vary and are based on the ensemble and availability. Click on Auditions for more information.

Lion's Band Scholarship
100% Tuition PLUS 100% Room and Board

Drum Corps Scholarship
100% Tuition PLUS 100% Room and Board

Drum Major Scholarships
100% Tuition PLUS 100% Room and Board

Commuter Scholarship
50-100% Tuition                                                    

On-Campus Scholarship
50-100% Tuition (additional funds for room and board are based on audition)

Same as Commuter or On-Campus                                         

Marching Percussion Scholarship
Same as Commuter or On-Campus

Band Manager Scholarship
50-100% Tuition

Jazz Band Scholarship
Adds $150 to other awards

Leadership Award
For section leaders and other outstanding sophomores.

Music Major Scholarships
50-100% Tuition
Please visit the Music Department website.

All scholarships and percentages are based on audition, interview and availability. Amounts and percentages above are subject to change without notice and may not be offered to all students upon audition. In addition, the scholarship contract amount may change based on the student’s overall financial aid package. Students receiving multiple financial aid awards may see a reduction in the contract amount once the semester begins.

For more information contact
Shane Sprayberry
Director of Bands