Your support can make a difference. Donations help fund marching band scholarships, necessary to attract the nation’s top talent. There are many ways to give to the Pride.
Endowed through the generosity of Robert Edwards in honor of his parents, this scholarship provides support for students in WCU's Pride of the Mountains Marching Band. Edwards served WCU for many years as Internal Auditor and Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance.
- Member of WCU's Pride of the Mountains Marching Band
- Graduate of a high school located in Avery, Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, or Yancey county
- Preference given to graduates of Smoky Mountain High School
- Good academic standing
- Financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA in a range exceeding federal grant assistance
This endowed fund provides program and scholarship support for the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band. The Marching Band Director will determine how funds will be allocated in every given year.
- 3.0 GPA
- Member of the Pride of the Mountain Marching Band
- No sanctions in place at the time of award
Family and friends of Michael Buckner have endowed this scholarship to support students who are members of the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band.
- New freshmen
- 3.0 GPA
- Graduate of Smoky Mountain High School
- Participant in high school marching band
- Participant in the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band
- Fulltime enrollment (12 hours)
- No sanctions in place at time of award