Summer Scholarships

Selection Criteria
  • Applicant must be a returning upper class member of the UHS Band for the coming school year.

  • Applicant must have demonstrated promise as a developing musician and be viewed as a positive upward leader in the program.

  • Applicant must have a grade point average of at least a 2.5 (un-weighted) or better.

Number of Scholarships Awarded/ Amount

The number of scholarships in a given year will be determined by the selection committee with the amount not to exceed actual cost of tuition, room and board, and other directly related camp expenses.  Maximum amount allocated shall not exceed $500.  Checks will be paid directly to the music camp upon presentation of a completed registration form and confirmation of acceptance by the camp.

Selection Committee

A selection committee shall be comprised of the Band director, another performing arts faculty member and the principal or his designate.

Application Requirements
  • Completed Official Application

  • A copy of the latest Report Card

  • One letter of recommendation from a member of the school faculty (other than band director) and one letter of recommendation from a member of the community.

  • A typed essay in the following format must be included

    • Paragraph 1- What you have contributed to the UHS Band.

    • Paragraph 2- What you have gained from band participation.

    • Paragraph 3- How you will use the knowledge gained from the proposed music camp to better yourself and the UHS Band.

    • Paragraph 4- Close with any final comments about your future goals as a musician.

Other Provisions
  • All applications are confidential and will be held by the selection committee indefinitely.

  • The recipient of the scholarship/s will be notified by the committee and will receive the award at the UHS Band Banquet depending on the time set by the committee.

  • Funds may be withheld if it is determined that the student has misrepresented him/herself in any way to the selection committee.

  • Any student receiving the scholarship/s must fully participate in the UHS Band program for the full year following the award.  Failure to do so will result in the student being obligated to the school to repay the funds spent on their behalf and the school will take appropriate action to recover the funds in full.

  • Scholarships funds must be used in the immediate summer following the award.  There is no escrow or rollover of funds for future use.

Scholarship Application

Applications are due May 1

University High School Titan Regiment

1000 West Rhode Island Avenue, Orange City, Florida, 32763

David Martin, Director of Bands

386-968-0013 ext. 46298

dcmarti1@volusia.k12.fl.us