Scholarship Applications

The North Star Circuit maintains both an academic and a marching scholarship fund. Funds for the scholarships are funded through spectator ticket sales from the Premiere Show, the first scheduled show of the competitive winter season. Scholarship recipients are announced & awarded at the North Star Championships event.

Jim Zika Marching Scholarship sponsored by the Rosettes

In addition to the scholarships above, the Jim Zika (Rosettes) scholarship ($500) is awarded to an individual who is continuing their marching career with the intention of contributing back to the North Star Circuit. The scholarship was started by Jim Zika’s family to honor his memory and commitment to the Rosettes and the winter guard activity. To view past recipients, click here.

[New for 2020 ] Dik Buelow Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Babcock Debutantess

In honor of Dik’s memory and continuing his passion for the marching art, this scholarship is intended to help an outstanding participant further their academic goals. Debutantes alumnae who were profoundly impacted by Dik’s teaching are funding this scholarship and thank the North Star Circuit for their cooperation in presenting this award.

To learn more about the Dik Buelow Memorial Scholarship click here. To apply, click here.

QUALIFICATIONS

To qualify, ALL of the following must be TRUE:
• Applicant is currently a member or support personnel of a unit that holds membership in the Circuit
• The affiliated unit performed at the Premiere Show of the respective season
• Applicant has definite further marching plans that will occur in the 12 months from the awarded scholarship
• Applicant has not previously received a Marching or Academic Scholarship from the North Star Circuit

PLEASE HAVE THESE ITEMS READY BEFORE COMPLETING THE FORM AS THEY WILL NEED TO BE ATTACHED AT TIME OF COMPLETION.
• Two letters of recommendation
• High School/College Transcript (if applying for the Academic Scholarship)

Applications will be available starting January 19, 2022 and are due March 4, 2022.