Below are a few of the scholarships available to members of the Phantom Regiment. There are others that can be found by doing a google search as well. Some of these are funded with endowments, while others are funded by donations to the scholarship fund.
Phantom Regiment members and families are strongly encouraged to read about the following opportunities, especially those that come from the Regiment phamily.
Regiment Phamily Scholarships
General Drum Corps International Scholarships
Diane Thompson-Wells Memorial Scholarship
Diane Thompson-Wells was a long time supporter of the Phantom Regiment, as well as a member off its Board of Directors. Her services to the Board included Treasurer and Board President (1997). She was very passionate for the organization and its students. Diane passed away in 2000. A scholarship was created in her name to help support the educational goals of the Regiment’s members.
The scholarship is funded through an endowment held at the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois. Marching members of the Phantom Regiment are eligible to apply.
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Nichole Ely Memorial Scholarship Fund
Nichole “Nikki” Ely marched in Phantom Regiment’s color guard from 1988-95. The Pekin, Ill., native earned a spot in the color guard as a 14-year-old and eventually would become the guard’s C.O. A scholarship fund was started in 2007 to keep Nikki’s memory alive as drum corps and the Phantom Regiment meant so much to her.
This scholarship is funded by donations from the public. Returning members of the Phantom Regiment color guard are eligible to apply.
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Friends of DCI Scholarship
Approximately 70 percent of more than 5,000 drum corps participants are full-time students at higher educational institutions, 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.
This scholarship is administered by DCI: For additional information visit: http://www.dci.org/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=33500&ATCLID=210900692
Jim Ott Scholarship
The Jim Ott Scholarship is a national scholarship offered by SOME to members of the Drum & Bugle Corps activity. It is in the amount of $3,000 and is named after Jim Ott who was a nationally known brass arranger for several different Drum & Bugle Corps including the Stockton Commodores, Concord Blue Devils, and Spirit of Atlanta. It is presented each year at the Drum Corps International Championships.
For additional information or to obtain the application, visit: https://www.someinc.com/scholarships/
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. Like Fred, we know that tomorrow’s educators carry this legacy.
Members of all the Drum Corps International Summer Tour participating drum & bugle corps are invited to submit with Director’s endorsement signature and must be enrolled in college pursuing music education as their primary degree path. A committee of administrators, instructors and judges review dozens of these applications for these scholarships and select students who stand out in qualities of academic, artistic, and personal achievements.
This scholarship is administered by DCI: For additional information and to download the application, visit: https://bit.ly/FJMscholarship
George & Patsy Bonfiglio Scholarships
The 27th Lancers Foundation is now accepting Scholarship applications which will be awarded at the World Championship in Indianapolis, IN. Founded by the Bonfiglio Family, the 27th Lancers Foundation was established as a vehicle to provide scholarships to deserving individuals who are pursuing a career in Education or Performing Arts. The Foundation will award two $1,000.00 scholarships each year.
This scholarship is administered by the 27th Lancers Foundation: For additional information visit: http://www.27thlancersfoundation.com/
Rodney Goodhart was a DCI judge for more than 30 years, including 19 as a DCI percussion judge. He was also drum caption chairman and task force member representing percussion for DCI.
This scholarship is administered by DCI: For additional information visit: https://www.dci.org/about/friends/scholarship/faq.cfm