Deadline extended to July 23rd

This scholarship has been established in the name of Douglas Preston McKelvey. Doug was a 2006 graduate of Plymouth-Canton High School where he was an active participant in the Plymouth-Canton Marching Band. Doug played the trumpet and thoroughly enjoyed participating in competitions including four trips to the State and Grand National Championships. Doug made many friends through the marching band. He also obtained his first job out of college as a result of his connections with people through PCMB. In addition to music, Doug learned discipline, leadership skills, how to work hard, as well as share his many talents with others. Doug died in 2016 at the age of 27. We would like to honor Doug’s memory by helping others in the Plymouth Canton Marching Band gain a similar life changing experience!



To provide financial assistance to a P-CCS Marching Band student of which the participation fee imposes a financial hardship on their family.


Amount to be awarded

$1000 (non-renewable) will be awarded to two students.



  • High school Student at P-CCS
  • Active member of the P-CCS Marching Band
  • Financial assistance is needed to off-set the cost of the participation fee


Application Requirements

  • Completed application form (see attached)
  • Short Essay (500 words maximum) on what role participating in the P-CCS Marching Band plays in your life or the reason you wish to join the band, and the lessons learned from those experiences



The deadline for the 2021 marching season is July 23, 2021



Download the 2021 application here:



Return to:

Educational Excellence Foundation
Attn: Douglas P. McKelvey Memorial Scholarship
454 South Harvey Street
Plymouth, MI 48170


Note that the application should NOT be turned into the directors or the white mail box.