Nice news from the Skyline Theatre Company-they are continuing this year to support young New Jersey high school seniors in Bergen County in 2013.
For the 5th year in a row, Skyline is offering a $1000.00 cash scholarship to support Bergen County high school students who will be furthering their education by majoring in theatre, television, film, or communications.
The Harry K. Berkheiser Jr. Scholarship, named for the late New Jersey educator and founding Skyline member Harry K. Berkheiser, is awarded annually to a Bergen County high school senior who has a true passion for, and will be furthering their higher education in, one of these art forms. Applications can be found on the Skyline web site at www.skylinertheatrecompany.org (click on Education, then on Scholarships). The deadline for all applications is March 15, 2013.
“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 extremely proud to be able to extend this scholarship for young people who show a true commitment and dedication to these branches of the arts.”
The cash scholarship will be awarded to the winner at this year’s Skyline gala “Concert of Stars,” which will be held Sunday, April 7th, at the George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation in Fair Lawn. The concert will feature singers from Broadway shows such as Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Mamma Mia!, and Mary Poppins.
Applications for the Harry K. Berkheiser Scholarship must be returned to Skyline Theatre Company via US mail, postmarked by March 15,, 2013, addressed to Scholarship Committee, Skyline Theatre Company, 12-45 River Road, #121, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of the STC Board of Trustees consisting of professional artists and educators. Tax-deductible contributions to secure the longevity of this valuable scholarship may be sent to Skyline at the same address.
Skyline Theatre Company is a Bergen County professional theatre company that brings artists together from the tri-state area. 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. For more information about the company’s upcoming productions and educational outreach opportunities, visit www.skylinetheatrecompany.org.