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.
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 27, 2022 and are due March 18, 2023.
Applications are no longer being taken.