DCI Scholarship

2018 Scholarship Application

Recipients have been announced for 2018. SEE LIST OF RECIPIENTS. 

The continuing mission of DRUMS on the OHIO is to support youth activities and excellence in the marching arts throughout the Tri-State. Our scholarship initiative for this year will support prospective DCI members from Vanderburgh Co., IN, as well as those residing in adjacent counties.  A full list of eligible counties is listed below.

The 2018 DRUMS on the OHIO DCI Scholarship will award up to a total of $2500.00 (this year awarding five (5) $500 scholarships) to qualified students contracted with a DCI corps for the current summer season.

1.) Contracted member of a DCI corps for the current summer season (brass, percussion, color guard).

2.) Current attendance or graduate from a high school in one of the eligible counties.

3.) Current resident of one of the following counties.

  • INDIANA: Vanderburgh, Posey, Gibson, Spencer, Warrick, Pike, or Dubois County
  • KENTUCKY: Henderson, Union, or Daviess County
  • ILLINOIS: Edwards, White, Wabash, or Gallatin County

Application materials must be received by Sunday, April 15, 2018, in order to be considered. The following materials should be submitted:

1.) Completed application form.


2.) A typed letter to the scholarship committee (MS Word or PDF) answering the following:

  • Why have you applied for the scholarship?
  • What do you hope to gain from your corps experience?

3.) One (or more) letters of recommendation from a current or former music teacher or instructor.

4.) Copy of your Corps Contract with a world or open class DCI corps.

5.) Photograph and brief biography – These will be used for the event program and website/blog. By submitting your application, you
authorize DRUMS on the OHIO the use of your photo and bio.

Recipients will be selected based on application materials provided. All scholarship applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by April 30, 2018. Payment will only be made to the recipient’s account at their corps home office. Scholarship funds will be used exclusively for tour fees, and not travel or incidental expenses.


Please upload your application below.

Application submissions have closed for 2018. Scholarship winners have been announced. Thank you and good luck!

If at any time during “move-in” or during the summer you elect not to continue with your corps, you will be solely responsible for refunding the entire amount of your scholarship back to DRUMS on the OHIO.
If you are injured and/or are unable to complete the summer with your corps due to a legitimate medical issue, your corps will issue you a prorated refund, and you will be responsible for refunding a prorated amount of your scholarship back to DRUMS on the OHIO.