Scholarships / Grants

PASIC 2018 Scholarships

The deadline for 2018 scholarships has passed. Please check back for 2019 scholarships!

PLEASE NOTE: There is only ONE official application form
for all of the PASIC 2018 Corporate, Individual, and Chapter Scholarships listed below.

The Percussive Arts Society is now taking applications for several scholarships that will assist students
in attending PASIC 2018 in Indianapolis, IN! November 14-17.

Scholarship winners will receive:
– Individual PASIC 2018 registration
– PASIC 2018 Souvenir T-shirt
– $500 award for travel/lodging/food assistance

  • Applicant must be a full-time student and an active individual PAS member at the VIP or All Access level, International member, or part of an active Group Membership, at time of application. If selected, membership must be active through PASIC 2018. Scholarship winners are required to write a post-PASIC review/blog.

Application Materials:
  • All applicants must submit a completed application, a letter of recommendation verifying age and full-time student status, a recent copy of grade transcripts or latest grade card, and a four to five minute video of you performing a percussion solo, or as a featured ensemble performer. In addition, applicants must supply a file detailing awards, scholarships, etc., and dates received; goals; major instruments (instruments that you have or are seriously studying); and a personal statement (optional).

Corporate PASIC Scholarships

The following companies have recognized the value of PASIC and have established scholarship funds in order to assist individuals in attending PASIC at little or no cost.

Individual PASIC Scholarships

The following named scholarships have been established to honor the individuals, past and present, who recognize the value of PAS and PASIC. These funds are awarded every year to assist individuals in attending PASIC.

Jim Coffin

Cloyd Duff

Val and Venus Eddy

Steve Ettleson

William F. Ludwig, Jr.

Jack H. McKenzie

James A. Sewrey

Ed Shaughnessy

Thomas Siwe

George P. Contreras, Jr.

Chapter PASIC Scholarships

The following named scholarships have been established by PAS Chapters to assist individuals in attending PASIC. Additional scholarships may be available. Contact your local chapter for additional information.

California Chapter – Remo

Texas Chapter

Texas Chapter – Mapex/Majestic

Texas Chapter – Lone Star

Texas Chapter – Victor C Gonzalez

PASIC International Scholarship

The PASIC International Scholarship is given to one or two recipients from outside of the United States to attend PASIC (cost of conference included), pay for flights from the recipient’s home country, a small per diem for food, hotel and visa/passport fees. It is the responsibility of the recipient for any costs incurred over what is provided by the scholarship.

For more information, contact Dr. Michael Gould, and Dr. Julie Hill,

  • The scholarship is open to any student enrolled in a University of College Music Program or active percussionist/drummer.
  • Applicant must be 18–26 years old and must be a current PAS Member at the International Pass level or higher. Click HERE to Join PAS Today!
  • Applicant must also have a current passport and visa (if necessary).
  • This scholarship is not available to continental U.S. Residents (including Hawaii and Alaska), but is available to residents of U.S. territories.
  • Each winning recipient must become a PAS Student Delegate for your chapter for one year (or help start a PAS Chapter in your home country if there isn’t one).
  • Each recipient must also attend the International Committee Meeting at PASIC and become an active student member for one year.

Application Materials:
  • All applicants must submit a completed application and an essay. Applicants may also choose to provide a personal website or music host (such as SoundCloud) and a 3–5 minute performance video.

The 2018 application period has closed.

SABIAN/PASIC Scholarship

SABIAN Ltd. works in conjunction with PAS to offer a PASIC scholarship to residents of Canada. To be eligible, an applicant must be a Canadian, full-time university undergraduate (Percussion Major).

The scholarship recipient will receive transportation to the convention city, four nights hotel accommodation, PASIC Registration, PASIC souvenir T-Shirt and, a one year PAS Membership. Scholarship will not exceed $1,500 CDN.