Julie Benken Memorial Drum Major Scholarship

  • For
    • Minimum one year served as UC Bearcat Bands Drum Major; junior or senior status; in good academic standing with your college as a full-time student of UC
  • By
    • Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Benken in memory of their daughter Julie
  • Criteria
    • Student must exemplify the characteristics of Julie Benken, particularly in terms of 1) leadership, 2) mentoring; 3) compassion; 4) enthusiasm, and having the best interests of the Bearcat Bands at heart
  • Selection Process
    • Director of Bands selects the recipient in consultation with the band staff
  • Renewable
    • Yes, as long as the student maintains the required scholarship recipient criteria
  • Amount
    • Variable; based on annual endowment returns
Julie Benken Memorial Drum Major Scholarship Recipients
Names Years
David Wolfe 2008
Rob Jaques 2009
John Stueve 2010
Corey Knapke 2011
Michael Stott 2012
Benjamin Lozar 2013
Benjamin Lozar
Laura Pinzone
Michael Stott
Mitchell Bleser
Melanie Richardson
Tony Halusek
Jamie McGinnis
Connor Wood 2017
Ashley Lengel 2018
Isabelle Reynolds 2019
John O'Toole 2020
Nicholas Clark
Sarah Stevens
Tanner Stacy 2022
Mikhayla Henry 2023
Nick Clark
Nate Steffen