Since 2003, Macy’s and the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation have proudly presented the Bob Hope Band Scholarship.
Through a written essay, each school participating in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade can nominate one participating musician, auxiliary team member or drum major from their marching band program who best reflects the value and attributes that Bob Hope represented to millions of Americans, both at home and overseas. These values and attributes include musical ability, leadership initiative, sense of humor and a strong commitment to community service.
Members of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Selection Committee evaluates the essays and selected the winning recipient. The selected student receives a $5,000. Scholarship award towards her/his education. In addition, the school band program receives $5,000.