The University of California
Riverside Pipe Band

A Scholarship Opportunity



The UCR Pipe Band is pleased to announce the creation of two $1,000 scholarships to be awarded annually to qualified applicants who wish to attend the University of California, Riverside. An application for a scholarship is available by clicking here.

Criteria for selection:

  • Full-time UC Riverside student or qualified for entry to UC Riverside at an undergraduate level

  • Preference will be given to incoming freshman applicants.

  • Applicant shall provide evidence of mastery in piping or drumming at a Grade 4 or higher level as assessed in the Western United States Pipe Band Association, and confirmed by the Pipe Major or Drum Sergeant in the UCR Pipe Band by live demonstration of performance capabilities.

  • Where travel to UCR is not feasible to demonstrate performance capabilities, video submissions shall be allowed.

  • Recipients shall enter into a contractual relationship with the UCR Pipe Band, agreeing to perform and compete in the band at an acceptable level of participation as identified in the UCR Pipe Band bylaws while a student at UC Riverside.

  • One scholarship per year will be awarded to a piper, one to a drummer.

  • Where more than one piper or drummer applies for a scholarship, preference shall be given on the basis of performance capability first and financial need second.

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