Each year, Purdue Bands & Orchestras awards over $250,000 in scholarship support. With a department of 1000+ students, we make sure no student is denied the opportunity to continue playing and performing at the collegiate level.

Many of our scholarships require no application – these are selected by our faculty and donors based on merits like involvement, leadership, musical ability, and academic success. Some, added below when applications are open, have specific requirements and an application.

The 2024 Leath Scholarship application is now closed.

This scholarship opportunity is open to instrumentalists only. Auditions for pianists are strictly limited to jazz piano.

This audition is for scholarship only. A separate audition for ensemble placement will be required this summer.

Members of the faculty will review all auditions and select recipients. Approximately 20-30 students will receive a one-time scholarship gift. Scholarship amount is approximately $1,000 for in-state students and $2,000 for out-of-state students. Amount varies from year to year and is subject to change.

Spring 2024 Applications have closed.

  • Al & Gladys Wright Hall of Fame Award
  • Bill and Gail Cordier Scholarship
  • Bill Moffit Awesome Band Member Scholarship
  • Black & Gold Legacy Scholarship
  • Bob and Trudy Hull Band Scholarship
  • Carlyle and Louann Sims Purdue “All-American” Marching Band Scholarship
  • Carolyn Gephart Oboe Scholarship
  • Chameleon Jazz Band Scholarship
  • Charles Hass Memorial Scholarship
  • Charles and Anna Mae Miller Band Scholarship
  • Concert Band Scholarship
  • David Foertsch Memorial Brass Award
  • David M. Martin Band Scholarship
  • David and Ashlea Varca Principal Cello Scholarship
  • Dingledine Twirling Line Scholarship
  • Emery Steiner Memorial Scholarship
  • Gordon and Carole Mallett Orchestra Scholarship
  • Hagle Scholars
  • Herb & Janice Wilson Band Student in Engineering Scholarship
  • Howard Family Big Bass Drum Scholarship
  • Jesse O. Ballard Band Scholarship
  • Joe & Kathleen Berger Jazz Band Scholarship
  • John W. Dudley Sousaphone/Tuba Scholarship
  • John W. Ryan Scholarship
  • Dr. Judith Pounds Sindlinger Band Scholarship
  • June & Jerry Lauer Golden Girl Scholarship
  • Karen Steinhoff Price Memorial Scholarship
  • Kohl Chief of Staff Scholarship
  • Lillian & R.B. Stewart Award of Musical Excellence
  • Lisa Todd Girl-in-Black Scholarship
  • Lynn Michelle LeMay Memorial Flute Award
  • Martin-Dodd Jazz Band Scholarship
  • Maxine Lefever “All-American” Percussionist Award
  • Mike Allen Drum Major Scholarship
  • Molly Barber Memorial Band Scholarship
  • Morikis Family Percussion Leadership Scholarship
  • Paul “Spotts” Emrick Award
  • Paul Towner Outstanding Trombonist Award
  • Pauline & Suzanne Wiscaver-Alston Scholarship
  • Purdue Orchestra Scholarship
  • R. Owen Severance Scholarship
  • Richard & Connie Grade Award of Honor
  • Rick Wunder Memorial Scholarship
  • Robert & Trudy Hull Band Scholarship
  • Robert H. Booth Memorial Scholarship
  • Silver Twins Scholarship
  • Stephen A. Moyer Marching Band Scholarship
  • Threatt Marching Band Scholarship
  • Tom Riley Principal Trumpet Scholarship
  • Tom Miller “All-American” Marching Band Scholarship
  • Vanessa Dingledine Twirling Scholarship
  • Wilson Student Leader Band Scholarship

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