Marching 100 Alumni Band Association

Scholarships

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.

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

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"

Application Period: July 1 to 31, 2017

NOTE: The recipients of the Dr. William P. Foster scholarship will be announced at the pre-drill orientation on Aug 12, 2017.

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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.

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Dr. Shelby R. Chipman Scholarship

This academic scholarship is given to an outstanding, deserving, and hardworking music education student on behalf of the Marching 100 Alumni Band Association from the inspiration of 3 of Dr. Chipman’s former students.

Deadline: January 27, 2017

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Dr. Shaylor L. James Scholarship
This academic scholarship is awarded to an outstanding percussionist. It is awarded in the spring semester.

Deadline: January 27, 2017

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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.

Deadline: January 27, 2017

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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.


BAND CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS

The Marching 100 Summer Band Camp has been in existence since 1990, when we had less than 100 members. The majority of those in attendance were from Burke HS (Charleston, SC), and William M. Raines HS (Jacksonville, FL). Burke got the attendance award, and have been getting that award every since!

The camp includes a variety of bands and ensembles, and will help you to become a more well-rounded musician. While the Marching Band is the crown jewel of the camp, there are also the 3 symphonic bands (Honor, Orange, and Green), two Jazz Bands, a Percussion Ensemble, Keyboard and Electronic Music, and an ensemble for every instrument.

The camp also includes drum majors, flags, majorettes, and dancing girls.

The camp students are taught by "Marching 100" members, and perform not only for their parents, but for all of the FAMU and Tallahassee residents at their symphonic concert, ensemble concert, parade, and the final marching exhibition of Bragg Memorial Stadium, home of the Mighty Rattlers! 

If you're interested in getting more information about the camp, feel free to send an email to the FAMU Music Dept. The Alumni Band Association will be giving away camp scholarships and sending information out to our distribution list. If you will fill out the Interested Musicians Form we will know who you are, and will be able to get information to you about the performances of the Marching 100. We have given multiple scholarships over the years, so if you want to be in that number, fill out the form! 

General Scholarship

  • Open to ALL scholarship applicants. Scholarship amounts vary from partial to full scholarships. 

Charles S. Bing Scholarship (for Musicianship)

FULL Scholarship: Value - $550.00

Requirements:

  • Graduating Senior class of 2016
  • 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 - $550.00

Requirements:

  • Graduating Senior class of 2016
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation, one of which must be from your band director
  • Proof of admission to FAMU (to be mailed to Alumni Band PO Box)
  • The proof of admission, as well as letters of recommendation should be sent to:
  • Marching 100 Alumni Band Association
    c/o Education Committee
    PO Box 7133
    Tallahassee, FL 32314-7133


Deadline: April 30, 2017

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BOOK VOUCHERS

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.

Application Period: July 1 to 31, 2017

NOTE: The recipients of the book vouchers will be announced at the pre-drill orientation on Aug 12, 2017.

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