The Friends of DCI Scholarship Program will be awarding up to three academic scholarships this summer at the 2008 DCI World Championships to drum corps members enrolled at a higher educational institution. All applications and materials for the scholarships must be submitted by close-of-business (5 p.m. ET) this Friday, April 11. This will be the second consecutive year the Friends of DCI will award scholarships helping corps members march into the classroom. More than 70 percent of drum corps participants are full-time college students, and in a world with increasing tuition and text book costs, members of the Friends of DCI program understand the financial challenges these corps members face. Any student who is enrolled for college level courses in the fall of 2008 and who is a current member of an Open or World Class corps competing in the 2008 Drum Corps International Summer Tour, has the opportunity to apply by this Friday. Applications can be completed online, followed by the submission of two letters of recommendation and proof of enrollment. Apply online for a 2008 Friends of DCI Scholarship. View more details about the Friends of DCI Scholarship. About the Friends of DCI Founded in 1981, the Friends of DCI (FDCI) program began with a dedicated group of some 30 passionate drum corps fans who came together and decided to donate a few dollars more than the value of their tickets, with the hope of contributing to future generations of Drum Corps International and its corps. Today, funds are raised each year in addition to two special programs managed by FDCI. The "Friends of DCI Scholarship" creates academic funding for participating corps members, and the annual "Volunteer of the Year Awards" acknowledge the unsung heroes who are the lifeblood of each of the corps. Learn more about the Friends of DCI and about becoming a Friends member.