The California Color Guard Circuit wishes to honor two of our most beloved friends and mentors by offering memorial scholarships, The Harry Ariza Memorial Scholarship and The Wayne Wengert Memorial Scholarship. This year we will offer up to six scholarships. Up to two of these scholarships may be awarded to continuing college students who have not been awarded these scholarships in the past and the remaining scholarships will be awarded to deserving high school seniors planning on going to any post secondary educational institution.
The Harry Ariza Memorial Scholarship
Harry was the director and creative force behind the Sparks Color Guard, one of the early powerhouses of the CCGC. He went on to become a CCGC and WGI judge. He served for many years as the judge's coordinator for the CCGC. He, along with his wife Dee were instrumental in shaping the CCGC into the Circuit of Champions.
More important, Harry was a good friend and a positive role model to us all.
The Wayne Wengert Memorial
The Wayne Wengert Memorial Scholarship
Wayne Wengert was a wonderful friend of the pageantry world and a great supporter of CCGC. Wayne was circuit president for many years and represented us well. He was the first West Regional Director and brought WGI competitions to the west coast. He created the first (and best) tabulation program for the winterguard activity. Wayne single-handedly brought technology to the winterguard activity. He never lost his great sense of humor.
With Wayne, it was always about the performers. Directors, instructors, boosters and audience members were important but the young people of the circuit were always #1 with him.
Each CCGC unit may nominate two competing members for this scholarship.
Each applicant needs to supply;
ONLY ONE APPLICATION PER STUDENT IS NEEDED TO BE
ELIGIBLE FOR BOTH SCHOLARSHIPS.