The Dutch in DCI Foundation has awarded scholarships to three Dutch citizens who will be marching in DCI corps this summer. Each individual received a $300 scholarship. Sponsors and members of the Dutch in DCI Foundation raised the money in less than the six months the organization has been in existence. They see this as a great first step toward the permanent support the Dutch in DCI Foundation seeks to offer.

A selection committee decided on three applicants for the $300 scholarships:

Harry van der Berg is a euphonium player with Phantom Regiment. He is a 21-year-old rookie ageout. He was active with the Kamper Trompetter Korps and Beatrix Drum and Bugle Corps in the Netherlands. Van der Berg is studying accounting at the Windesheim in Zwolle, The Netherlands.

Manon Zuijdervliet is a member of the color guard with Crossmen. She is a 19-year-old rookie. She is active in winter guard, the Pride from Huizen. Manon is studying social pedagogical services at the Hogeschool Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Frank Wienen plays trumpet with Santa Clara Vanguard. He is an 18-year-old rookie. He was active at UDI Assen and Showband Marum in the Netherlands. Wienen finished high school this year.

All three winners will report on their experiences with DCI every three weeks on the Web site The scholarship winners will be honored at the Dutch in DCI banquet on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, in the Netherlands.