The George Zingali Scholarship is presented annually to an outstanding Division I color guard captain. The individual must be nominated by his or her corps director and receives a cash award for receiving first or second place. The award is sponsored by the George Zingali Scholarship Committee.

This year's award winner is Lindsay Brooks, captain of the Phantom Regiment color guard. Lindsay is a five-year veteran of the Phantom Regiment and prior to that marched for two years with Jersey Surf. She was named "Outstanding Member," a peer-determined award, of the Regiment all five of her years in the corps and will "age out" this year, her second as color guard captain.

"George did so much for the drum corps activity," said Adam Sage, Phantom Regiment color guard caption head and one of Zingali's former students. "I know he would be proud to know Lindsay Brooks and the character she possesses."

George Zingali was inducted into the DCI Hall of Fame in 1991. He is frequently hailed as a creative genius instrumental in the development of visual design in both WGI and DCI, working with the 27th Lancers, Garfield Cadets and Star of Indiana on the drum corps field and St. Anthony's of Revere, Quasar, and Emerald Marquis in the winter guard activity. The George Zingali Memorial Fund, which funds the scholarship awards, was formed soon after Zingali's death in 1992.

George Oliviero, chairperson of the George Zingali Committee, which chose the scholarship award winners, presented the award on Aug. 10 at the DCI World Championship Semifinals in Pasadena, Calif.