P-CEP Bands LogoThe James R. Griffith Merit Scholar Award is provided to help offset member fees for participating in PCMB / PCCS programs. The program is named for a former Plymouth Director who is credited with building our the nationally recognized Marching Band.

To assist in the process of acceptance, review and determination of applications, the Canton Community Foundation (CCF) will maintain the PCMB endowment fund which was established in December, 2008. The Foundation is organized to accept gifts for the purpose of investing and managing the PCMB Scholarship Fund. The earnings from the fund are the source of the annual Financial Aid and Merit Scholarships, the annual distribution shall be distributed 85% to Financial Aid and 15% to James R. Griffith Scholar Award Merit Scholarship. The information submitted to the Canton Community Foundation is not shared with the PCMB Board. The Treasurer will receive a notification of the award amounts. The CCF maintains both this award and the PCMB Financial Aid program.

The deadline for submitting the application for the 2019 season is August 30th, 2019

The James R. Griffith Scholar Award Merit Scholarship is based upon multi-faceted criteria with a 100-point scale, to be completed by student. The maximum allotment $100.00. A student may receive a merit-based award one time in their 4 years at high school.

  1. Grade Point Average (up to 40 points)
  2. Recommendation Letter (up to 15 points)
  3. 200-word Essay (up to 15 points) – Essay should answer one of the following questions:
    Returning students – What advice would you give to incoming freshmen?
    New Members – What do you hope to gain from participation in this program?
  4. Special Circumstances (up to 15 points) – Attach a written description of any special circumstances to which additional consideration needs to be extended.
  5. Leadership/Outside Activities/Community Involvement (up to 15 points) – List community service activities completed (excluding PCMB events), activities or groups in which you have consistently participated, leadership roles that you have assumed and any awards or recognition received.

Mail completed application to:

PCMB Scholarship Fund
Canton Community Foundation
50430 Schoolhouse Road, Suite 200
Canton, MI 48187

Do NOT turn in forms to Directors or place in the white mailbox. Note that the application contains both the Financial Aid application and Merit application. You do not need to fill out the Financial Aid information unless you are applying or both programs.