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The Titan Thunder Marching Band will play an important role in the excitement of Titan athletics, the vitality of the UW Oshkosh campus, and the pride of fans across the state.

Many scholarships celebrate this by giving financial aid to marching band members who stand out in their communities. These marching band scholarships can support you in your academic journey, be it musical or otherwise.

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Titan Thunder Inaugural Year Scholarships

All Fall 2022 Titan Thunder members will receive scholarship funds for the inaugural year and every year they remain in the program. We are hopeful to provide scholarships for future incoming members; those figures are still being determined.

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Titan National Scholar Program

Titan National Scholars are an exclusive group of nonresident first-year and transfer students who receive an impressive academic scholarship. The scholarship brings the cost of tuition for nonresident students in line with Wisconsin’s low-cost, in-state tuition. LEARN MORE

Ed Karrels Continuing Music Performance Scholarship

This scholarship was established by alumnus Ed Karrels ’97. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate enrolled at or accepted for admission at UW Oshkosh. Applicant must be majoring in a discipline other than music. Students with a music minor are eligible.

The scholarship is renewable for an additional three years, provided the recipient maintains full-time enrollment, achieves a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA in private lessons, and funding is available. | LEARN MORE

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Titan Thunder CAPP Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to high school Cooperative Academic Partnership Program (CAPP) students who have been admitted to UW Oshkosh as incoming freshmen and are planning to join the marching band.

Students attending the Oshkosh, Fox Cities, or the Fond du Lac campus are eligible to apply. Applicant must apply during their senior year of high school. Applicant must have either successfully completed at least one CAPP course or be currently enrolled in a CAPP course at the time of application. Recipients must be enrolled full-time and must be enrolled in MUSIC 166 (Titan Thunder Marching Band) in Fall 2024 to receive the award. This scholarship is not renewable. Students may apply for the CAPP Scholarship and the Titan Thunder CAPP Scholarship, but are only eligible to receive one of the awards. | APPLY TODAY

Efforts are underway to establish a scholarship and operational fund for the athletic bands. Money raised will assist in equipment, music, travel and other operational expenses of the Titan Thunder Marching Band and Bolt Band. The scholarship fund will help in recruiting top-notch musicians interested in participating in these programs.


Director of Athletic Bands
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