Since its inception, the WGI Scholarship Program has provided more than $800,000 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:

FJM, Inc. Scholarship – awarded to an outstanding student majoring in music education
FJM, Inc. Scholarship – awarded to an outstanding color guard performer
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

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

WGI Scholarship Donation
1994 Byers Road
Dayton, OH 45342

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

Each group registered to compete at  2022 World Championships may nominate one competing member for a WGI Sport of the Arts scholarship.  Applications for the 2022 World Championships must be submitted to the WGI office no later than Monday, February 7th.

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 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
  • Hi-res Headshot Photo (JPG or JPEG preferred)

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.

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. The 2022 WGI Scholarships Application is available HERE and below. Scholarship Deadline is February 7, 2022.

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