Download the 2020 application (PDF)
from this Link:


PLEASE NOTE: Due to the pandemic and the continued suspension of all live music and fundraising opportunities, we will be unable to offer any scholarships in 2021.


We are hopeful, however, that the situation for both performing and fundraising will be much brighter in 2022.


The Lakes Area Swing Band is an official 501(c)(3) charity that raises funds throughout the year to help provide scholarships to music students. The amount of funding available varies from year to year depending on our performances and donations received. If interested, please download our latest version of the application and submit it, following the directions on the form.

Applicants must be legal residents of Lake County, IL and currently studying music in school. Limited to students currently in 7th to 12th grades. Students are chosen by our board members based on application answers and teacher recommendations—no audition or other performance/recital are needed at this time. Recipients will be notified via email by the date listed on the application and all awards will be paid directly to the school/music program of choice. No funds will be awarded directly to the recipient.