2020 Scholarship Applications Now Available
Published December 27 2019

Applications for the CWEA Scholarship Program are now being accepted for the 2020 season! Since the inception, our Scholarship Program has provided over $20,000 to the young performers of our activity who pursue academic excellence.

This scholarship program is open to all performers participating in a group that will compete at the CWEA Circuit Championships event in March. Applicants must be currently enrolled as a high school senior or already enrolled in college. The CWEA Awards Committee will review all applications for these scholarships and select students who stand out in qualities of academic, artistic and personal achievements.

Applications for the 2020 Scholarship Program will be accepted through Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 11:59 PM. All applications and supporting materials must be submitted at this time. All applications received after this time will be discarded. There are no exceptions to this deadline.

The CWEA Board of Directors has established the following guidelines regarding the scholarship program:

  • The recipient must be in his/her senior year of high school or already attending a college/university.
  • The scholarship committee may choose to interview the scholarship finalists.
  • The recipient must be an active marching member of a group that will compete at this year’s Circuit Championships event in Rock Hill, SC.
  • Applicants must include a copy of their high school/college transcripts and an explanation of the point system the school uses (i.e. 4 point scale).
  • Scholarship(s) granted will be paid by check directly to the student. Scholarship money may be used by the student for tuition, books and room/board. Any unused scholarship monies, either from the student leaving the educational establishment before completing his/her degree or upon the student completing and receiving his/her degree, must be returned to CWEA.
  • The number of scholarships to be awarded will be determined by the annual budget.
  • The scholarship will be granted for one year only, but recipients may re-apply to the next year if he/she remains active with a group and fulfills all other requirements.
  • The award will be presented at the Circuit Championships events in Rock Hill, SC. Award recipients must be present at the awards ceremony to receive award.
  • All applications must include a photo (close up preferred).
  • All applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation from individuals who they are not related to.

To apply for the scholarship program, there are two steps that must be completed:

Step 1 – Submit the application and required supporting materials below.

Step 2 – Upon completing the initial application, you will receive an email with instructions on submitting recommendation letters. Provide these instructions to the individuals who will be submitting a recommendation for you.

You will receive a confirmation email once all supporting materials for your application are received and your application is marked complete.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact [email protected]