The Kutztown University Graduate Organization of Bands is privileged to be able to honor outstanding freshmen musicians through the Reid F. Lessig Scholarship.  This scholarship was created in memory of Reid F. Lessig, a graduate of Kutztown University in 1972. Mr. Lessig was a member of the KU Marching Unit as a percussionist and drum major from 1968 to 1972.  He continued as a show designer for the Marching Unit until his death in 1994.

All freshmen students who have participated in any of the following large group musical ensembles during their first year of college are eligible to apply: Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band.

The Scholarship will be presented to the winner during the current Spring Semester.  All award money will be applied toward the following Fall term tuition.

2019 Application Process

1. All applications must be completed electronically through google forms.
2. Please give yourself adequate time to answer all questions in one sitting, as you will not be able to return to your application at a later date to modify your answers.  If you would like to preview the application questions, please click here.
3. Applications must be received no later than 11:59 PM on, Friday, March 27, 2020.

Congratulations to our 2019 Award Recipients: Kayla Ramsey, Abigail Casner, and Matthew Weger!