Starlight Theatre is now accepting scholarship applications through April 1 from ethnically diverse youth in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades who have a passionate interest and strong ability in the performing arts. Starlight’s Vincent Legacy Scholarship will award two individuals funding of $2,500 for dance, voice and acting training.
Starlight and local community leaders Greg and Rebecca Reid created the Vincent Legacy Scholarship Fund in 2006 and have since awarded 19 scholarships. The Reids also provided an endowment fund for the scholarship “to provide youth who show performing arts promise the opportunity to further refine and improve their skills through professional instruction, but who otherwise might not be able to secure additional training.”
In addition to meeting ethnic and financial criteria, students must show a passion for the performing arts, maintain an academic achievement level equal to or greater than a “B” (3.0) grade level, attend school regularly with no unexcused absences, and demonstrate an interest in community service.
The Vincent Legacy Scholarship provides more than just financial assistance. The winners also join a group of talented former winners as well as adult mentors who help guide and encourage the scholars as they advance in their performing arts training. Past recipients continue to stay in touch and mentor new recipients. Click here for applications for the Vincent Legacy Scholarship and a list of past recipients.