Vincent Legacy Scholarship
The application period for 2020 scholarships has closed.
Since 2006, Starlight has proudly awarded Vincent Legacy Scholarships to qualified and deserving middle school students throughout metropolitan Kansas City.
The need-based Vincent Legacy Scholarship was established with a generous contribution from former Starlight board member and longtime Starlight supporters Greg and Rebecca Reid. The scholarship provides ethnically diverse youth in metropolitan Kansas City the opportunity to pursue professional training in the performing arts.
To qualify, students in grades 6, 7 and 8 must display talent and passion for the performing arts; be nominated by a current instructor; have strong grades, attendance and interest in community service; and audition for Starlight’s scholarship committee.
Each $2,500 Vincent Legacy Scholarship is administered by the Starlight Education Department, and funds are applied to the scholarship recipients’ performing arts training during their middle and high school years.
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Arrowhead Middle School
Kansas City, KS
A’shay has strong interest in a variety of art forms – acting, singing, instrumental music, dance and debate – and an equally strong desire to increase the depth of her skills. In her acting roles, for example, A’shay seeks to prepare for dramatic roles that both challenge her and make her characters relatable to audiences. She works hard to succeed in both academics and outside activities.
Raymore-Peculiar East Middle School
Performance is Savannah’s passion, and she seizes every performing arts opportunity that comes her way. Whether playing the lead in a school musical, competing on the forensics and debate team, or singing in choir, she embraces it all. Through it all, Savannah maintains a 4.0 GPA and is recognized by teachers for “her dependability and consistency” in all endeavors.
Central Middle School
Kansas City, KS
With a strong interest in acting and musical theatre, Samyra is committed to building her skills and exploring new opportunities in the arts. She works hard in school, and her peers recognize her dedication, even voting her into the role of Junior Thespian president. Likewise, Samyra’s teachers express admiration for her “work ethic, supportive nature and leadership skills.”
Brookside Charter School
Kansas City, MO
LaBrenda loves to dance, having performed with a competitive dance team for several years and served as captain of her school’s team. She seeks to continue to grow as a performer, building both her leadership and creative skills. According to her instructional coach, LaBrenda is a true team player and believes that “her success depends on if those around her are successful, too.”
Gloria Willis Middle School
Kansas City, KS
A dancer since age 4, Jada says her natural shyness fades away when she expresses herself through movement and expression. In addition to being a competitive dancer, she also volunteers her free time to assist younger students in her dance studio. Jada excels academically and is described by teachers as “a peer mentor and role model in all areas of her life.”
- Brielle Jefferson - Arrowhead Middle School, Kansas City, KS
- Blessing Ogedengbe - University Academy, Kansas City, MO
- Jordan Pettiford - Ewing Marion Kauffman School, Kansas City, MO
- Breana Smith - Pioneer Ridge Middle School, Independence, MO
- Erica Brown - Grandview Middle School, Grandview, MO
- Natalia Castaneda - Congress Middle School, Kansas City, MO
- James Hawkins - D.D. Eisenhower Middle School, Kansas City, KS
- Tahraji Milsap - Ewing Marion Kauffman School, Kansas City, MO
- Carwin Cooper - Arrowhead Middle School, Kansas City, KS
- Lauren Howard - Bernard Campbell Middle School, Lee’s Summit, MO
- Bianka Morgan - Kansas City Academy, Kansas City, MO
- Faith Andrews-ONeal-Julu - St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School, Kansas City, MO
- Nahrya Williams - Raytown Middle School, Raytown, MO
- Angel Duong - Grain Valley South Middle School, Grain Valley, MO
- KhaTera Jones - Arrowhead Middle School, Kansas City, KS
- T'Khara Jones - Arrowhead Middle School, Kansas City, KS
- Sophia Mesa - Eastgate Middle School, Kansas City, MO
- Nia Phillips - Raymore-Peculiar East Middle School, Raymore, MO
- Zachery Garner - Arrowhead Middle School, Kansas City, KS
- Amari Lewis - Arrowhead Middle School, Kansas City, KS
- Katy Werner - Homeschooled, Olathe, KS
- Destane Jackson - Moreland Ridge Middle School, Blue Springs, MO
- A'Rya Pratt - Hogan Preparatory Academy, Kansas City, MO
- Paukhansuan Sonna - Arrowhead Middle School, Kansas City, KS
- Destané Doughty - Overland Trail Middle School, Overland Park, KS
- Nakia Hanley - Summit Lakes Middle School, Lee's Summit, MO
- Akia White - Arrowhead Middle School, Kansas City, KS
- Ansonia Serrano - Grain Valley South Middle School, Grain Valley, MO
- Cydnee Thornton - Grain Valley South Middle School, Grain Valley, MO
- Alexandra 'Lexie' Hairston - Overland Trail Middle School, Overland Park, KS
- Faith Miller - Maranatha Academy, Shawnee, KS
- Kalen Allen - West Middle School, Kansas City, Kansas
- Erica Bess - Urban Community Leadership Academy, Kansas City, Missouri
- Ve’Shawn Dixon - Rosedale Middle School, Kansas City, Kansas
- Edward Pouncil - Scuola Vita Nuova, Kansas City, Missouri
- Dominique Vaughn - Urban Community Leadership Academy, Kansas City, Missouri
- Karla Morales - Trailridge Middle School, Shawnee Mission, Kansas
- Deanna Oliver - Pioneer Ridge Middle School, Independence, MO
- Betzy Castellon - TrailRidge Middle School, Shawnee Mission, Kansas
- Courtney Germany - Rosedale Middle School, Kansas City, Kansas
Vincent Legacy Scholarships are generously supported by Greg & Rebecca Reid, Becky Blades & Cary Phillips and Royals Charities.