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 2022, 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.

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.

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. 

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 students. 

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA

The MAIN Scholarship Committee has presented the following guidelines regarding the application process:   

  1. The recipient must be a high school senior or already attending an institution of higher learning.
  2. The recipient must be an active marching member of a unit in good standing in MAIN. Each unit may submit only one nominee.
  3. MAIN will award scholarship(s), to be paid directly to the recipient who should use the award for educational purposes.
  4. The recipients will be chosen by the MAIN Scholarship Committee which is composed of unit directors and instructors
  5. The awards will be announced at MAIN Championships and on social media platforms (Facebook and Instagram).

Unit directors should submit applications electronically to MAIN at
maincolorguards@gmail.com by April 1

Click Here to download the 2022 Scholarship Application.


NJNJ 2022 Scholarship

NJNJ is once again pleased to announce this scholarship opportunity. Any performer of a unit in good standing with MAIN can apply.
The recipient will be chosen by the NJNJ Scholarship Committee which is comprised of NJNJ Executive Board Members. The scholarship recipient will be announced at the MAIN Championship show.

All unit directors are invited to select one participant and apply for this scholarship based on the following criteria:
Criteria:
1. The applicant must be an active 2022 marching member of a unit in MAIN.
2. The performer is furthering their education at a trade school, community college, university or is extending their performing experience as a member of a Drum Corps for summer 2022.
Application Process:
1. The director should submit the applicant’s essay no later than April 4, 2022 to: judgingnetworknj@gmail.com
2. The director should provide the performers personal information which includes name, address, age, the name of the trade school, college, university or Drum Corps.
3. Unit name and Class
4. Head shot in or out of costume.
Essay:
The essay must be a minimum of 2 full pages, maximum of 4 pages. The essay should be typed using a 12pt font using paragraphs with double spacing. The essay should pertain to color guard as it relate to one of the following themes:
• Overcoming Challenges
• Inclusion/Acceptance
• Resilience
• Leadership

Unit directors should submit applications electronically to judgingnetworknj@gmail.com by April 4

Click HERE to download the PDF Instructions