2024 Freddie Gruber Scholarship

One $2,500 prize will be awarded

Eligibility: This annual, one-year scholarship, is to assist an incoming college freshman or current college student with tuition to an established, accredited institution of higher education, for the purpose of advanced study in the area of percussion, including but not limited to drumset. The scholarship is for one academic year, students may apply in subsequent years (no more than three years total). Applicant must be an active PAS Member. The scholarship monies will be paid directly to such institution. An expert panel will evaluate the student’s skills in the area of drumset performance.

Application Materials: All applicants must submit a completed application, a letter of recommendation verifying age and school attendance, and a video that is no longer than ten minutes in length.


  • Applicants must submit a video consisting of a performance demonstrating the essential elements of drumset performance: style, time keeping and general musicianship. The performer may choose the setting to exhibit these skills, i.e. solo, with small group, big band, etc.
  • The applicant must be visible throughout the submitted performance(s).

If you have any questions, please reach out to us by emailing percarts@pas.org.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2024

The deadline to apply was April 30, 2024.