Calling all middle school students who love performing arts! It’s not too late to apply for Starlight’s Vincent Legacy Scholarship. Each $2,500 scholarship will provide a qualified and deserving student from metropolitan Kansas City or the surrounding area with the opportunity to pursue professional training in the performing arts.
To qualify, a student in grades 6, 7 or 8 must display a passion for the performing arts, have a strong interest in community service and demonstrate a need for financial assistance in obtaining performing arts training. Applicants must also be from an ethnically diverse background, as defined in the application.
As part of the selection process, students who have submitted all required materials will audition for the Starlight selection committee with a prepared acting, singing or dance selection. The audition will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021. To assist with preparation for the audition, Starlight’s Community Engagement department will hold a one-day workshop for applicants later this summer.
“The Vincent Legacy Scholarship program not only encourages young performers to follow their passion, but it also invites these students to become part of the Starlight family,” said Alex Jones, Starlight’s Vice President of Community Engagement. “Through guidance from performing arts professionals as well as events throughout the year, Starlight provides support and encouragement for their personal and artistic growth. Scholars come away from the experience having received valuable training at a critical time in their development.
Longtime Starlight supporters Greg and Rebecca Reid established the Vincent Legacy Scholarship program in 2006 and more than 40 students have been awarded scholarships since the program’s inception.
The deadline to apply is Friday, July 9. Interested middle school students can apply for the 2021 Vincent Legacy Scholarship, here. Applicants who are unable to submit application materials electronically can download this document and mail or fax to:
Community Engagement Dep.
Attn: Vincent Legacy Scholarships
4600 Starlight Road
Kansas City, MO 64132
Fax: (816) 361-6398
The Vincent Legacy Scholarships are administered by the Starlight Community Engagement Department. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.