One of the goals of the Band Alumni Society is to provide financial assistance to qualified members of the University of Minnesota Bands. The band alumni scholarship is named the Michael M. Jalma Memorial scholarship in honor of the former University of Minnesota band director. We have awarded as much as $5,000.00 of scholarships per year to worthy recipients.
The University of Minnesota Band Alumni Society (UMBAS) is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and contributions to UMBAS are deductible under section 170 of the Code. UMBAS is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Code.