Drum Corps Leadership & Scholarship Program

PAISOC aims to promote diversity through scholarship and programming. The Drum Corps Leadership and Scholarship program seeks to recognize current and future student leaders of color in the marching arts and broader performing arts world.

Our goal is to first provide mentorship to recipients that allows them to learn and discuss how to become and stand out as positive role models and leaders in drum corps and beyond. This includes a series of online meetings with our Board Members before, during, and after the drum corps season.

Second, we aim to provide up to $1000 in scholarships to go towards drum corps tuition.

Lastly, members of our program are asked to be ambassadors of PAISOC, meaning that they will positively represent and advocate our efforts to promote diversity in the performing arts.

Deadline extended to January 31!

Application Information

We strongly suggest downloading a copy of the application to work on your answers in your own Word file, and then copy and paste into the application when you’re ready to submit.


  • Applicants MUST be students of color (e.g. Black, Latinx, Asian-American, Pacific Islander, or Native American).
  • Applicants must be 16 to 22 years of age.
  • Applicants must be contracted to march with a Drum Corps International (DCI) or Drum Corps Associates (DCA) member organization. Membership will be verified with a member of the board.
  • Applicants must be willing to meet with members of the Board of Directors for leadership training before, briefly during, and after the performing season.


Application Deadline
January 17, 2020 at 11:59 pm

Award Notification
No later than February 21, 2020


Candidates must complete their application in full.

Some questions require a minimum of 200 words for the answer.

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