The Scottville Clown Band Awards Thousands of Dollars Each Year to Music Students AND MORE!

Scholarship Application
Click HERE to fill out and submit our Scholarship Application.  Questions about the scholarship program may be directed to  APPLICATION WINDOW FOR 2024 IS CLOSED.

The Raymond J. Schulte Music Education Scholarship Fund was established in July 1998. Mr. Schulte, known as the Godfather of the Clown Band, reorganized the band in 1947 after World War II. He also served as an advisor to the Clown Band board of directors. This fund provides financial aid for students who wish to continue their interests in the performing arts. Scholarships are given each summer to eligible students accepted to attend a camp, university, or other programs promoting music education and performing arts during the summer season. The Scottville Clown Band also maintains the Museum of Music at White Pine Village, jointly maintains the band shell in Scottville, funds the Bud Simms Memorial Grant and the Raymond J. Schulte/George F. Wilson Scholarship at West Shore Community College. Each year, scholarship recipients are invited to play a concert with the Scottville Clown Band. Now that’s a “big noise!”

A way to help is through donations. Donations may be made in memory of a special loved one, in honor of a birthday or anniversary, or any other special occasion. Please specify your donation as Scholarship or General. To donate, please make your check out to “The Scottville Clown Band, Inc” with “Scholarships” or “General” in the memo field and mail your check to: 

Robert S. Alway 
Treasurer Scottville Clown Band, Inc 
PO Box 21 
Scottville MI 49454 

All donations are tax-deductible as The Scottville Clown Band, Inc. is a 501(c)3 corporation.