Duckie DeMere Scholarships 2017
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
INVOLVED IN THE PERFORMING ARTS
Submissions for 2017 are due by April 1, 2017
Hawthorne Players is one of the oldest community theatre companies in the St. Louis area. It produces three plays each year at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre. In addition to its theatrical productions, Hawthorne actively promotes the performing arts in the community, especially in schools. A key component of this effort is a scholarship program.
Duckie DeMere Scholarships, named after the late veteran Hawthorne actress and director, have been presented annually since 1992. Over one hundred students have received grants totaling more than $50,000. Announcement of the 2017 scholarship awards will be made at the Northwinds Concert at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre on May 6, 2017.
The purpose of these awards is to: 1) further community arts in general, 2) encourage high school students to become involved in community theatre and 3) increase youth involvement in Hawthorne Players. Applicants should have demonstrated talent, interest and effort in the performing arts, especially in the community. Participation in Hawthorne Players or other community theatre productions is a plus.
Applications, including recommendations, received after April 1, 2017 will not be considered.
Interested North St. Louis County students should email a single PDF or WORD document by April 1, 2017 to email@example.com that contains the following:
1) Your address and email address, phone, and high school
2) Information on your involvement in the performing arts both at school and in the community. (List productions, roles, crews, etc.)
3) A 250-word essay on the importance of the performing arts in the life of the community.
4) College plans
5) Ask ONE high school theatre, music or other performing arts teacher to send a recommendation as a PDF document by April 1, 2017 to: firstname.lastname@example.org