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Cash scholarship offered to young Bergen County artist by Skyline Theatre

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Skyline Theatre Company (www.skylinetheatrecompany.org) will continue to support young New Jersey artists in Bergen County in 2014. For the 6th year in a row, Skyline is offering a $1000.00 cash scholarship to support Bergen County high school seniors who will be furthering their education by majoring in theatre, television, film, or communications. The Harry K. Berkheiser Jr. Scholarship, named for New Jersey educator and founding STC member Harry K. Berkheiser Jr., is awarded yearly to a Bergen County high school senior who has a true passion for and demonstrated commitment to one of these art forms. The deadline for all applications is March 15, 2014.

“This scholarship is truly part of Harry’s legacy.” says Sam Scalamoni Skyline’s Artistic Director. “He was so passionate about young people and the arts. We at Skyline are so proud to be able to extend this scholarship for young people who show a true commitment and dedication to these branches of the arts.” Mr. Berkheiser passed away on October 9, 2007.

Applications for the Harry K. Berkheiser Scholarship are available on the company’s website atwww.skylinetheatrecompany.org/education.html (click on Scholarships) and must be returned to Skyline Theatre Company via US mail by March 15, 2014, addressed to; Scholarship Committee, Skyline Theatre Company, PO Box 12-45 River Road, #121 Fair Lawn, NJ 07410.

Applications are reviewed and awarded by a committee of the STC Board of Trustees consisting of professional artists and educators; applications and transcripts must be postmarked on or before March 15, 2014, to be reviewed. Tax deductible contributions to secure the longevity of this valuable scholarship may be sent to Skyline at the same address.

The Skyline Theatre Company is a Bergen County professional theatre that brings artists together from the tri-state area to entertain and inspire audiences of all ages. Their annual Skyline Concert of Stars gala will be held Friday, February 28th at the George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation in Fair Lawn. Skyline Theatre Company is a proud associate member of the prestigious New Jersey Theatre Alliance, and is comprised of a diverse group of artists, business people and educators who are committed to bringing high quality theatre and arts programs to Bergen County.

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