News: Stevenson Instrumental Music Program

Applications for Copus Scholarship open through May 8

Dick Copus

Dick 'The Voice' Copus Scholarship

  • Established in 2020 to honor Mr. Dick Copus, the long-time voice of the Stevenson Marching Band and former Utica Community Schools Board member, the Copus Scholarship rewards students that are fully engaged in the Stevenson Instrumental Music Program
  • Funded as partnership between an anonymous donor and the Stevenson Band Boosters
  • This $500 scholarship is open to Instrumental Music students in 9th, 10th & 11th grades at Stevenson HS and Davis, Heritage, and Jeannette JHS
  • The deadline for 2022 applications is May 8th, 2022
  • Online application link: www.stevensonbands.org/copus-scholarship

 

2022 Dick 'The Voice' Scholarship Information

 

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • Applicant must have participated in MSBOA District XVI High School Solo & Ensemble Festival (Chamber Ensemble participants welcome)
  • Applicant must also have participated in at least ONE of the following MSBOA Events during the current school year:
    • Marching Band Festival
    • Band & Orchestra Festival
    • Jazz Band Festival
    • Honors Band
    • All-State Band
    • State Solo & Ensemble
  • Applicant must be enrolled in an Instrumental Music class for the next upcoming school year (2022-23) at SHS
  • Applicant must not have previously won an Ankawi, Marinello, or Copus Scholarship
  • Students cannot more than one scholarship in the same year
  • Funds will be eligible to be used towards band expenses such as music camps, private lessons, music/equipment/supplies, and band trips. If a student leaves the Instrumental Music Program for any reason, including graduation, unused scholarship monies revert to the Stevenson Band Boosters

 

Applications:

  • Due: Sunday May 8, 2022 at 11:59 PM
  • Submit an online application at: www.stevensonbands.org/copus-scholarship
  • Applicants will complete an online form, being certain to answer the short essay questions
  • Late applications will not be accepted, and duplicate submissions shall be deleted (only one submission allowed per student)

 

Selection:

  • A committee appointed by the Band Director will review the applications to choose the winner
  • In addition to the online application, the committee will consider items such as citizenship, overall GPA, and attendance along with other contributions made to the program

 

Previous Copus Scholarship Winners:
2021  Sofia Kastelan 2020 Hannah Baran

   

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