The Diane Thompson-Wells Memorial Scholarship application has closed for 2019. This year’s recipient will be notified on or before June 29, 2019.


A. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or current four-year college/university student
B. Who has a GPA of at least 2.5/4.0
C. Can demonstrate financial need
D. Is a marching member of the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps

This scholarship requires one recommendation. It’s strongly recommended that your reference be an instructor familiar with the applicant’s musical talents. Applicants may reside anywhere within the United States.


Diane Thompson-Wells was a long-time supporter of the Phantom Regiment, as well as a member of its Board of Directors. Her services to the Board included Treasurer and Board President (1997). She was very passionate about the organization and its students. Diane passed away in 2000. A scholarship was created in her name to help support the educational goals of the Regiment’s members.

The Diane Thompson-Wells Memorial Scholarship is available for active members of the Phantom Regiment who have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and who are enrolled in or will be enrolled in an accredited college or university for the fall semester. A scholarship is awarded once a year.

“Diane loved the Phantom Regiment and had a passion for education,” said her husband, Doug Wells. “This is an especially fitting way to honor her memory and create a lasting legacy to help corps members achieve their educational goals.”

Diane Thompson-Wells passed away on June 16, 2000. Friends and family describe her as “challenging,” always striving to do her best, to be a leader, and encouraging others to do so as well.

Would you like to support the Diane Thompson-Wells Memorial Fund? You can make a donation directly to this fund, to help grow its impact and ability to provide educational resources for Phantom Regiment members — forever!

Online Application


Unless otherwise noted, scholarships have a deadline of February 1 at 5 p.m.

How to Register & Apply

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