Each year, the Pitt Band Alumni Council is proud to award an annual scholarship award and additional book scholarships to current Pitt Band students. Our main award is a $1,000/year scholarship to a sophomore that is then matched in the student's junior and senior year in partnership with the Pitt Alumni Association and Pitt Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. All of these scholarships are made possible by the great support and generous donations from you, our alumni. Please continue to give generously so that we can continue to support our Pitt Band and its students.
Through your generous donations over the years, in 2010 we established a permanent scholarship endowment through the Pitt Alumni Association.
This endowment's interest and future donations will help to fund scholarships for Pitt Band students for many years to come.
However, the fund is still young and not yet earning enough annual interest to fully fund our scholarship winners.
We would strongly encourage you to continue to support the Pitt Band scholarships so that we can continue to grow our endowment,
grow our support of the Pitt Band, and grow our support of deserving Pitt Band students and support their academic success.
The Pitt Alumni Association provides instructions on how to donate to the Pitt Band Alumni Scholarship, either online or via check. For online donations, you'll be asked your donation amount, name, graduation year, and email address on the first page. On the second page, check "Pitt Band Alumni Council Scholarship." If your company provides a matching donation, you can add that information on this form.
2015 Scholarship Winner
The 2015 winner of the $1000/year tuition scholarship is Alicia Sigmon. Alicia is a sophomore studying Civil Engineering and Spanish at Pitt. She graduated from South Western High School in Hanover, PA, where she played violin in the Symphony, Chamber, and Pit Orchestras, was a member of the Womenís and Concert Choirs, and played mallets in Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Indoor Percussion, and Marching Band. During her senior year she was Concert Mistress in the orchestra, section leader of the front ensemble in Marching Band, and historian of Tri-M. Also in high school, Alicia swam for 4 years and was a member of National Honor Society. At St. Paulís Lutheran Church, Alicia was involved with the youth choir and bell choir. Her main instrument is piano, which she began playing when she was 8 years old. Being highly involved in music throughout high school, Alicia continued her musical experience at Pitt by learning cymbals and joining the drumline, where she is the Cymbal Squad Leader, and she is a current MC of the Alpha Omega chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi. She continued playing violin and is taking lessons through Pitt in order to later join the orchestra. She is also a member of the ASCE at Pitt and on the national level.
Read about our past scholarship winners
General Donations and Book Scholarship Donations
If you would like to make a donation by check please download and fill out a donation form to help us direct your donation, and send it to:
Pitt Band Alumni Council
P.O. Box 3754
Pittsburgh, PA 15230-3754
Please make the check out to Pitt Band Alumni Council.
Donations By Credit Card, Debit Card or PayPal Account
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