Reid F. Lessig Scholarship

Reid F. Lessig

This scholarship was started 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.

This scholarship is given to a member of the KU Marching Unit, Wind Ensemble, or Concert Band. Many students have benefited from this scholarship over the years.

Click here to download the 2014 Scholarship Application.  All applications must be received electronically by email at by Friday, April 4, 2014.  

2014 Recipients

Eric Farkas & Joseph Coco

2013 Recipients
William H. Smith III & Spencer R. Koppenol

2012 Recipients

Stephanie Spatz & Lauren Weaver

R.G. Wells KU Jazz Band Scholarship

Richard G. Wells

This scholarship was started by Richard G. Wells in 2000. Mr. Wells organized the Jazz Program in 1970 when he was an Associate Professor at the University.

The scholarship is awarded to a student or students in the KU Jazz Band who excel in both their musical performance and academic programs.

There have been 31 Jazz Scholarships awarded to students so that they can further their education and performing in the University Jazz Ensemble over the past 11 years. 

2012 Recipients
Richard G. Wells, William Sarver, James McGrath, Matthew Asti,
Zac Gardner, & Kevin Kjos

Scholarship Contributions

Contributions are always accepted for these two worthwhile scholarship programs.

Checks can be made payable to the R. G. Wells Jazz Band Scholarship Fund or the Reid F. Lessig Scholarship Fund and mailed to:

Kutztown Foundation
c/o Ed Richmond, CPA
P.O. Box 151
Kutztown University
Kutztown, PA 19530
You contributions will help college students to continue their music in these organizations. It is a powerful, energetic source that brings harmony throughout their lives and in society.

Thank you for your contribution and helping the students achieve success in life.

R. G. Wells
Emerti Professor of Music