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.

Qualified freshmen students may apply below through this website. The application window for the 2019-2020 school year will open in spring 2020.

2019 Recipients
Kayla Ramsey, Abigail Casner, Matthew Weger

2018 Recipients
Meghan Wald & Katherine McGrath

2017 Recipients
Tyler Grubb & Brianna Parry

2016 Recipients
Anthony Rodriguez Jr. & Rachel Miller

2015 Recipients

Tessa O'Boyle & Shinaya Torres

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 40 Jazz Scholarships awarded to students so that they can further their education and performing in the University Jazz Ensemble over the past 12 years. 

Click here to view the R.G. Wells Scholarship page on the KU Alumni Jazz Band website.

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