Since its inception, the WGI Scholarship Program has provided more than $750,000 to deserving young people.

Support for these scholarships comes from generous contributions from personal donations, corporate donations and income from the 50/50 raffle at World Championships. Corporate scholarships awarded through this program include:

Yamaha/DeLucia Scholarship – awarded to an outstanding student majoring in music education
Yamaha Music Education Scholarship – awarded to an outstanding student majoring in music education
Zildjian/Mark Thurston Scholarship – awarded to an outstanding percussion performer
FJM, Inc. Scholarship – awarded to an outstanding student majoring in music education
FJM, Inc. Scholarship – awarded to an outstanding color guard performer

If you are interested in donating to the WGI Scholarship Fund, please send your donation to:

WGI Scholarship Donation
2405 Crosspointe Drive
Dayton, OH 45342

You can also make a donation online at WGI Scholarship Fund.

Each group registered to compete at World Championships may nominate one member to be considered. A Scholarship Committee made up of individuals representing WGI Judges, Instructors, Directors, Staff, and others active in the WGI activity, review these applications. Scholarship winners are announced at the World Championships.

Application Process:

To begin the application process, you will need to collect the following: Please note, all documents must be submitted at time of application.

  • Two Letters of recommendation from individuals other than the group director.
  • High School and/or College Transcript
  • Letter from group director stating that they have approved this applicant (one applicant per group)
  • SAT/ACT scores optional

These items need to be in PDF format and will be attached at the end of the online application.  Please note: all documents must be submitted at time of application.

You will access the application via this link.

Please complete the necessary contact, group and school information, answer 4 essay questions, upload the items above and then submit the application. All documents must be submitted at time of application.  Scholarship Deadline is February 2, 2018.

To view a list of past scholarship recipients, CLICK HERE.