Reid F. Lessig Scholarship

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 freshman member of the KU Marching Unit, Wind Ensemble, or Concert Band. Many students have benefited from this scholarship over the years.

Qualified freshmen may apply during the Spring Semester through this webpage.

Reid F. Lessig Scholarship Recipients


Abigail Moore & Keira Murphy


Randy Garcia DeJesus, Sarah Koteen,

& Brook Barnes,


Sarah Koviack & Patrick Sweet


Kayla Ramsey, Abigail Casner,

& Matthew Weger


Meghan Wald & Katherine McGrath


Tyler Grubb & Brianna Parry


Anthony Rodriguez Jr. & Rachel Miller


Tessa O'Boyle & Shinaya Torres


Eric Farkas & Joseph Coco


William H. Smith III & Spencer R. Koppenol


Stephanie Spatz & Lauren Weaver

R.G. Wells KU Jazz Scholarship

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.

Giving at KU

Many of our Alumni want to know how to give to KU and designate their funds towards the Music programs. The links below will take you to the KU Foundation's website for giving specifically in the areas listed below.

If your preferred gift designation does not appear below, or if you wish to give to a specific named scholarship, please call the KU Foundation at 610-683-4112 or email Jayanne Sevast, Senior Director of Philanthropy, at, and they will make sure your gift goes exactly where you want it to go.