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Corps members: Apply now for these 2015 scholarships
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Corps members: Apply now for these 2015 scholarships

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Recipients of the Friends of DCI Scholarship are recognized at the 2014 DCI World Championship in Indianapolis.


Annually more than $10,000 in scholarship funds are awarded to deserving World and Open Class corps members. Qualifying students can apply for the following scholarships which will be presented at the conclusion of the DCI World Championship Semifinals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis this August.




Friends of DCI Scholarship

Since 2007, the Friends of DCI program?”which is made up of some of DCI's most dedicated supporters?”has awarded educational funding to Open and World Class corps members. The scholarships are given out each year to students of any major to put toward university tuition and fees.

Up to two $2,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2015 to high school seniors or college students enrolled for courses in the fall of 2015, and who are current members in good standing of an Open or World Class corps competing in the 2015 Drum Corps International Tour.

Submission deadline: Friday, May 22, 2015

Apply online for this scholarship.

Donate to this scholarship fund.




Rodney Goodhart Memorial Scholarship

As a drum corps judge for more than three decades, the late Rodney Goodhart contributed greatly toward representing percussion during the early beginnings of Drum Corps International. In his memory, the Rodney Goodhart Memorial Scholarship is awarded each summer to a current DCI member corps participant.

This scholarship award of $1,000 may be used by the selected World or Open Class corps member to pay current or next season's drum corps tour fees, university tuition, books or other activity fees.

Submission deadline: Monday, June 1, 2015

Download application form (PDF).

Donate to this scholarship fund.




Fred J. Miller Memorial Music Education Scholarship

The late Fred J. Miller was a man of insight and action. In predicting the new and innovative, he always said that his legacy would be "creating the future." Today, the Fred J. Miller Music Education Fund salutes his vision with tomorrow's finest young minds preparing to carry the torch forward.

This scholarship award of $2,000 is open to Open and World Class corps participating in the DCI Tour. Students must be enrolled in college pursuing music education as their primary degree path, and must submit their application with their respective corps director's endorsement.

Submission deadline: Monday, June 1, 2015

Download application form (PDF).




George and Patsy Bonfiglio Scholarship

The 27th Lancers Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by the Bonfiglio Family honoring their parents, George and Patsy Bonfiglio. One of DCI's founding fathers, George Bonfiglio's love and dedication to the drum corps activity still lives on through the 27th Lancers Foundation.

The 27th Lancers Foundation awards two $1,000 scholarships each year?”one to a person involved in performance arts (e.g. drum corps, winter guard, high school or college band, percussion, piano, dance, theatre, etc.) and one to a person who aspires to become an educator.

Submission deadline: Monday, June 1, 2015

Learn more about the George and Patsy Bonfiglio Scholarship.

Donate to this scholarship fund.




Jim Ott Scholarship

Named after the late DCI Hall of Fame member who was a nationally known brass arranger for several different drum corps including the Stockton Commodores, Blue Devils and Spirit of Atlanta, the Jim Ott Scholarship is administered by the San Joaquin Valley, California nonprofit Sponsors of Musical Enrichment (SOME).

This $3,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a World or Open Class drum corps member who is a graduating high school senior or college student majoring in music.

Submission deadline: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Learn more about the Jim Ott Scholarship.




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