Incoming freshmen could earn scholarships to join BenU PEP Band

March 9, 2015

Lisle, Illinois ~ Incoming freshmen who can play an instrument could receive a $2,000 scholarship for playing in the Benedictine University PEP Band.

In order to qualify for the scholarship, students must audition and be a freshman. The scholarship is renewable through the student’s senior year. Twelve PEP Band scholarships are available for the 2015-16 school year.

Benedictine’s PEP Band was established about five years ago as part of the school’s spirit program. As an extracurricular activity, membership in the PEP Band does not qualify for academic credit. The PEP Band is conducted by Patrick Infusino, a lecturer at the University.

Students do not need to be music majors to qualify for this scholarship.

Other scholarships are available through the University’s music program. Music majors qualify for a $4,000 annual scholarship, while $2,000 is available for students who minor in music.

For more information about scholarships and admissions information, please visit, contact or (630) 829- 6300. For more information on Benedictine’s music program, please visit, contact or (630) 829-6344 .


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has a branch campus in Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls more than 5,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the eighth consecutive year in 2018. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, or visit

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