The UH Bands and the UH Music Department are proud to announce the Richard S. Lum Endowed Scholarship will be awarded for the first time in the 2021-2022 academic year. To apply, eligible UHM students MUST fill out the application form on the UH Music Department website by February 1, 2021.
UH Bands Richard S. Lum Endowed Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to serve as a memorial to Richard S. Lum and to continue the legacy of this legendary leader of the UH Bands by providing scholarship support in his name to UH Bands members.
The funds will be awarded annually to eligible students to be used for their costs associated with UH attendance, e.g., tuition, books, fees.
Eligibility i. Full-time undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a degree in any area of study at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. ii. Active member in good standing with the UH Bands. iii. Demonstrated service to the UH Bands (years, ensembles, leadership, etc.).
We want you to be a part of the UH Bands! Please check out the scholarship information listed here. If you need more information, please contact Dr. Boeckman, Dr. Kehl, or Ms. Nakamura with any other questions!
Achievement Scholarship Information and Requirements
Mahalo to those who auditioned for 2021-2022
For video submissions- record yourself performing a few representative major scales and two etudes/repertoire works of contrasting styles (demonstrating technical ability and musicianship)
For remote/online auditions- prepare your major scales and two etudes/repertoire works of contrasting styles (demonstrating technical ability and musicianship) - Zoom link to follow
The band achievement scholarship covers only UH Mānoa tuition. General fees, applied music fees, activity fees, housing and books are not included. It is very important that you do not refuse a scholarship or grant from the Financial Aid Office because of the availability of the band achievement scholarship. If you have been awarded any kind of financial aid not affiliated with the UH Band Department, please contact the Associate Director of Bands immediately. UH Band achievement scholarship recipients are required to pay all applicable fees (tuition, general fees, applied music, student activity fee, etc.) by the announced deadline. This may differ from the University deadlines. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of the deadline. The band achievement scholarship will be awarded in the form of a refund check later in the semester.
In the event your band achievement scholarship is withdrawn, you will be responsible for reimbursing the University for the full amount of the scholarship. Should your scholarship be decreased after the refund check is sent, you will be responsible for reimbursing the University the amount of the difference. Failure to reimburse the University will result in a financial obligation. In the event you pay your tuition ahead of our achievement scholarship-filing deadline, you will be reimbursed the amount of scholarship awarded via your original method of payment.
To be eligible to receive a fall UH Band achievement scholarship, you must be registered for marching band by the final day of spring registration. In the case of not registering by this deadline, you will not be eligible to receive a UH Band achievement scholarship.
By Hawaii state law, UH Band Achievement scholarships are available only to UH Manoa students. Community College students are not eligible. At the beginning of each semester you must complete a UH Band achievement scholarship application form and submit it to the band office. Failure to submit this application will disqualify you from any rights to a achievement scholarship.
Achievement Scholarship Allocation
Achievement scholarships are structured so that the longer you are an active member of the UH Band Program themore achievement scholarship money you receive. While scholarship allotments cap after the 6th semester of enrollment, through staff positions, you have the opportunity to receive more achievement scholarship money. Staff positions include: librarians, field staff, drum majors, equipment staff and uniform staff.
Achievement scholarships are now awarded in dollar amounts rather than the previously awarded credit hours. It is highly likely that the band achievement scholarships will remain at the levels outlined on p. 2 instead of rising with the cost of tuition. However, please note that all increases to the band's achievement scholarship allotment will be passed on proportionally. Prior commitments based on percentages of tuition will be honored until the agreement expires. Continuation of awards will be based on the award structure in place at the time.
All new incoming students, both resident and non-resident must turn in a completed Achievement Scholarship Agreement & Application form by July 1 to the UH Band office. You forfeit eligibility to receive an achievement scholarship if we do not have your completed achievement scholarship application in our office by July 1. The UH Band mailing address is:
UH Band Achievement Scholarship Attn: Gwen Nakamura 2411 Dole Street Honolulu, HI 96822