Annual Scholarship

Each year, the Pitt Band Alumni Council is proud to be able to award multiple 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. We typically award book scholarships to two other Pitt Band students, but were very pleased in 2012 to award three book scholarships due to increased alumni donations! 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.


Scholarship Endowment

Through your generous donations over the years, in 2010 we were proud to finally be able to establish 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 was only established at the $10,000 minimum. 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.

To donate to the endowment, please follow the instructions on this link and remember to specify your donation as towards the Pitt Band Endowed Scholarship:


2013 Scholarship Winner

The 2013 winner of the $1000/year tuition scholarship was Lincoln Walton. Lincoln is a junior Engineering Science student at Pitt. He began playing percussion when he was 9 years old, and started playing drum set and tenors at the ages of 11 and 13, respectively. He graduated from Parkland High School where he was a four year member of the marching band, concert band, jazz band, and indoor drumline. Lincoln has also played with the Allentown Marine Band and various worship teams. At Pitt, Lincoln has participated in pep band and concert band in addition to marching band. He is a member of the Pitt Men's Glee Club and will be an appointed officer for the 2014-2015 school year. Outside of academic and musical activities, Lincoln is a member of Pitt EXCEL and works as a math and physics tutor for both college and high school students. He has also researched at LAMP in the Swanson School of Engineering. In his spare time, Lincoln runs, plays soccer, and listens to music.

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.

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