Scholarships

The Jim Ott Scholarship is a national scholarship offered by SOME to members of the Drum & Bugle Corps activity. It is in the amount of $3,000 and is named after Jim Ott who was a nationally known brass arranger for several different Drum & Bugle Corps including the Stockton Commodores, Concord Blue Devils, and Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps. It is presented each year at the Drum Corps International Championships.

At the 2013 Drum Corps International Championships the Jim Ott Scholarship was awarded to Dominic Zanaboni, a member of the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps.
Previous Winners of the Jim Ott Scholarship:

  • 2012Stephen Grindel
  • 2011Kevin Hoenie
  • 1996 – Spencer Jepson – Turlock, CA
  • 1995 – Erika Schafer – University of Massachusetts
  • 1994 – Christopher Moss – Cadets of Bergen County
  • 1993 – Chad K. Jacobs – Jacksonville State University
  • 1992 – Heidi Martin – Massachusetts
  • 1991 – Rachel Bettin – Illinois State University
  • 1990 – Brian Meyer – Cincinnati, OH
  • 1989 – Susan E. Hohstadt – Troopers
  • 1988 – Anne M. Hale – Western Illinois University
  • 1987 – Andrew Poor – Kissimmee, FL
  • 1986 – Elizabeth Geick – Blue Devils
  • 1985 – Mark Ramthun – Madison, WI
  • 1984 – David Allan Lang – Dubuque, IA


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