The Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network is proud to present a scholarship program
to those performers who wish to continue their pursuit of academic
excellence. In 2021, MAIN will be offering several scholarships. Any
member unit is invited to select one participant to apply for these
scholarships. The unit must be a member of the Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network
in good standing. Participants must be high school seniors, or students
enrolled at an Institution of higher learning. A scholarship committee
composed of unit directors and instructors will review each application and
select those candidates who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership
qualities, and personal achievements.
2021 CHARLIE WEIR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
On January 9th 2015, MAIN lost Charles J. Weir who was an original member
of the MAIN executive board. As a young man he was a member of
Townsmen and Royal Brigade Drum & Bugle Corps and the financial
manager of the Pegasus Winter Guard. As a member of the executive board
of MAIN, he took on many roles, was a guiding force to the guards, their
instructors and directors, but also the organization of the yearly championship
show. There would be many a night prior to championships that you would
find Charlie, his family and members of the Pegasus organization assembling
the many trophies, selecting pictures for the championship year book, as well
as any other task needed to have a successful event. Charlie always made
sure the guard members had their opportunity to shine. Charlie left too soon
but definitely made the world a better place.
Because Charlie loved the activity so much, the family has established a
scholarship in Charlie’s memory, the Charles J. Weir Memorial Scholarship.
This scholarship is in dedication to his loyalty and commitment to the activity
and to the development of all performers within the activity.
2021 VIRGINIA KRAFT SCHOLARSHIP FOR LEADERS
The Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network would like to honor one of the most
influential and dedicated founders of our circuit. Virginia Kraft is one of the
founders of MAIN and has helped the organization grow and thrive for over
20 years. Ginny is an amazing leader and fierce competitor. She consistently
leads by example and is well respected in the color guard community. It is not
only Ginny’s tremendous success that makes her so well respected. It is her
dedication to her students and to the organization that has provided us all an
opportunity to grow and compete on levels that were previously unavailable
to color guards in our region. Her immense love of the activity and leadership
is inspiring to us all.
2021 MAIN SCHOLARSHIPS
The Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network was formed by a group of guard directors
and instructors concerned with the future of the activity. The number one goal
of MAIN is to strengthen our area color guard programs through community
support, qualified adjudication and up-to-date education. The MAIN
Executive Board offers a scholarship to continue the support of growth of our
The 2021 MAIN Scholarship Committee has presented the following
guidelines regarding the application process:
- The recipient must be a high school senior or already attending an
institution of higher learning.
- The recipient must be an active marching member of a unit in good
standing in MAIN. Each unit may submit only one nominee.
- MAIN will award scholarship(s), to be paid directly to the recipient who
should use the award for educational purposes.
- The recipients will be chosen by the MAIN Scholarship Committee which
is composed of unit directors and instructors.
- The awards will be announced on the MAIN webpage and social media
platforms (Facebook and Instagram).
Unit directors should submit applications electronically to MAIN at
firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1.
Click Here to download the 2021 Scholarship Application.
Click Here for the NJNJ Scholarship information.