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Blue Band

Lori Bowers and David Uhazie Endowed Scholarship for Blue Band Feature Twirler 
Established by former Blue Band feature twirler Lori Bowers (’82 B.A. Advertising) and her husband, David Uhazie (’82 B.S. Finance), to support the feature twirler in the Blue Band, with consideration of additional funds to support the Blue Band majorette program. The endowment was subsequently enhanced by supporters of the Blue Sapphire Classic baton competition, founded by the first recipient of the scholarship, P.J. Maierhofer (’10 Ad/PR), as a way to “pay it forward.”

Anna and Morris Brown Blue Band Fund
Established by Anna Hartline Brown (’56 B.A. Educ.) to provide monies for the unrestricted support of the Penn State Blue Band.

Dr. O. Richard Bundy Jr. Blue Band Endowed Scholarship
Established by O. Richard Bundy III (’93 B.A. History; ’96 M.A. History) and others in honor of Dr. O. Richard Bundy Jr. for his dedication and service to the Penn State Blue Band for more than 30 years. The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding graduate and undergraduate students enrolled at The Pennsylvania State University who are members of the Blue Band and who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.

Ned C. and Janette M. Deihl Blue Band Scholarship
Established by Ned C. Diehl, former director of the Blue Band, his wife and others to recognize talent and dedication of band members. Consideration will be given to undergraduate students with demonstrated extraordinary talent and dedication as members of the Blue Band and Symphonic Band or Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

William M. and Bette L. Detterer Blue Band Endowment
Established by William M. Detterer (í78 B.A. General Arts and Sciences) to provide monies for program support for the Penn State Blue Band.

William M. and Bette L. Detterer Trustee Matching Scholarship
Established by William M. Detterer ('78 B.A. General Arts and Sciences) to recognize undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Arts and Architecture at The Pennsylvania State University who have demonstrated a financial need, with first preference given to students who are members of the Penn State Blue Band.

James W. Dunlop Memorial Scholarship Fund
Presented in memory of the late Dr. Dunlop, conductor of the Blue Band for 29 years. Consideration will be given to undergraduate students with a satisfactory academic record who has given outstanding service to either the Blue Band, or concert bands.

Hum Fishburn Memorial Scholarship
Presented in memory of the late Hum Fishburn (’22 B.A. Commerce and Finance and ’25 M.Ed. Ed. Admin.), previous director of the School of Music and head of the Blue Band. Consideration will be given to graduate and undergraduate students who are members or anticipatory members of the Blue Band who have exhibited superior ability.

Keith E. and Linda A. Forrest Program Endowment for the Penn State Blue Band
Established by Linda A. and Keith E. Forrest (‘69 B.S. EMS) to provide monies to support the operation and initiatives of the Penn State Blue Band.

David L. Harmon Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund for Blue Band
Presented in memory of David L. Harmon (’91 B.A. Speech Communications and ’94 M.P.A. Master of Public Administration), a former member of the Blue Band, by his wife, Lillian Parlato Harmon (’93 B.S. Music Ed.). Consideration will be given to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Arts and Architecture that are members of the Blue Band.

Kermit and Hassel Hurwitz Endowed Scholarship Fund for the Blue Band
Established by the late Margaret Hurwitz in honor and memory of her husband Kermit Hurwitz (’37 B.S. Ag. Economics) and her brother-in-law, Hassel Hurwitz (’29 B.A. Pre-Law). Consideration will be given to undergraduate students within the College of Arts and Architecture who are members of the Blue Band. Preference shall be given to, but not limited to, residents of Union County, Pa.

Jodi Lynn Kline Memorial Marching Blue Band Silk Endowment
Presented in memory of the late Jodi Lynn Kline (’89 B.A. Advertising) to provide monies for program support for the Penn State Marching Blue Band Silk Line and for the purchase of equipment and other necessary expenses to enhance the visual aspect of the band front of the marching Blue Band.

Dr. Jeannie McKenzie Pedlow Trustee Scholarship
Established by Dr. John A. Pursley ('41 B.S. Chem Engr) to recognize undergraduate students enrolled at The Pennsylvania State University who have a demonstrated financial need, with first preference given to students who are members of the Penn State Blue Band.

Christine M. Portland Mori Endowed Scholarship for the Feature Twirler
Established by Rene and John Portland, to provide recognition and financial assistance to the feature twirler in the Penn State Blue Band.

Margaret ‘Granny’ Muth Endowed Scholarship for the Drum Major
Established by Rene and John Portland, to provide recognition and financial assistance to the student holding the Drum Major position in the Penn State Blue Band.

Penn State Blue Band Legacy Fund
Established by former Blue Band feature twirler Lori Bowers (’82 B.A. Advertising) and her husband, David Uhazie (’82 B.S. Finance), the purpose of this fund shall be to provide a dependable, but flexible, resource to meet the needs of the Penn State Blue Band. Expenditures may include, but are not necessarily limited to, maintaining or replacing instruments, providing uniforms and other materials, and supporting other needs or opportunities, such as travel, special performances, or fees to purchase music.

Philip R. and Eleanor C. Prutzman Blue Band Scholarship
Established from the estate of Philip R. Prutzman ('41 B.S. ED) and Eleanor C. Prutzman. Consideration shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students who are planning to enroll in the School of Music, who will be performing members of the Blue Band, who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have demonstrated extraordinary musical talent.

Robertson Family Program Endowment for the Penn State Blue Band
Established by Paul F. Robertson (’71 B.S. Earth & Mineral Sciences) to provide monies to offset the costs of participating in the Penn State Blue Band and its associated events and activities such as, but not necessarily limited to, the annual member banquet, music fees, and uniform and accessories. Available funds may not be used to support awards and/or scholarships to students.

Jean Phillips Shibley Memorial Blue Band Scholarship
Presented in memory of the late Jean Alene Phillips Shibley (’47 B.S. Health and Physical Ed.) by her husband, Raymond N. Shibley, to recognize outstanding members of the University’s marching Band. Consideration will be given to full-time undergraduate students who are members of the Blue Band who possess superior musical ability.

Gregory and Robert Stock Endowed Scholarship
Established by Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Stock (’50 B.S. Mech. Engineering) and their son, Gregory E. Stock (’87 B.S. Business Logistics and ’91 M.B.A.), former drum major. Consideration will be given to full-time undergraduate students who have been a member of the Marching Blue Band for at least one year and have an appointment as the drum major of the Blue Band.

Walter H. Stauffenberg Memorial Blue Band Endowment
Established by the estate of Walter H. Stauffenberg ('49 B.S. Chem. Engr.) to provide monies for the unrestricted program support of the Penn State Blue Band.

Jennifer and Christopher Syer Blue Band Fund
Established by Jennifer E. Syer (’98 B.A. Art) and Christopher H. Syer (’99 B.S. Chem. Engr.), the purpose of this endowed program fund is to provide monies for the support of the Penn State Blue Band.

Ruth Eaton Weber Blue Band Award
Established by Meredith A. Weber (’82 M.Ed. Art Educ.), consideration for this award shall be given to students enrolled at the University who are members of the Blue Band who are instrumentalists and have achieved outstanding success as a member of the Blue Band.

W. Dean Zewan Trustee Scholarship (univ-wide)
Established by W. Dean Zewan ('80 B.S. FS HA) to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at the University who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses, with first preference given to students who are members of the Penn State Blue Band.