For the 12th consecutive year, Starlight Theatre is offering a unique scholarship opportunity to qualified middle-school students in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Ethnically diverse students in grades 6, 7 and 8 have until Monday, April 3 to apply for a Vincent Legacy Scholarship.
Longtime Starlight supporters and community leaders Greg and Rebecca Reid created the Vincent Legacy Scholarship Fund at Starlight in 2006. The Reids established the scholarship endowment fund to provide youth who demonstrate performing arts promise, strong academic achievement and good citizenship the opportunity to further refine and improve their creative skills through professional instruction. To date, 29 scholarships with a total value of $70,000 have been awarded.
In addition to meeting ethnic and financial criteria, students must show a passion for the performing arts, maintain an academic achievement level equal or greater than a “B” (3.0) grade level, attend school regularly with no unexcused absences, and demonstrate an interest in community service.
All applications received by the April 3 deadline will be reviewed, and a limited number of finalists will be invited to audition at Starlight Theatre on April 30. In May, Starlight will award two scholarships, each paying for $2,500 of dance, voice and/or acting training for the scholarship recipients.
The 2016 Vincent Legacy Scholarship winners were Faith Andrews-ONeal, a student at St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School, and Nahrya Williams of Raytown Middle School.
Click to apply and learn more about the Vincent Legacy Scholarship program and all of our past scholarship recipients.