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    Please note: only directors may apply; applications from third parties will not be accepted.

    Bob Hope Band Scholarship Award

    Macy’s presents a $10,000 scholarship designed to honor one outstanding marching band member participating in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade that exemplifies Bob Hope—an extraordinary humorist who served his community, was a wonderful leader and provided invaluable service to our country. The recipient’s school band program will also receive $10,000. The award was created to recognize Bob and Dolores Hope’s love of music.

    Proudly Funded by the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation.

    journey to the macy's parade

    From a clown-in-training to one of the nation's best marching bands, get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how their New York dreams come true.