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North Shore Players

Memorial Scholarship for the Performing Arts ~ 2017

January, 2017

To: Fine Arts/Guidance Departments

The North Shore Players, a Danvers-based community theatre company, announces its annual memorial scholarship award. The scholarship was originally established to honor the memory of Viola J. Patten, a multi – talented member of the North Shore Players, and was changed in 1994 to include the departed and beloved founding members Barbara Hannon and Polly Jenkins.  This scholarship will be granted to a graduating senior who plans to major in the performing arts (theatre, music, dance) and is currently attending Andover, Beverly, Danvers, Georgetown, Hamilton-Wenham Regional, Lynn Classical, Lynn English, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Masconomet, North Andover, Peabody, Salem or Swampscott High School. We are also accepting applications from home schooled students from the communities represented above. However, if the applicant has been a member of the North Shore Players, or a parent of the applicant has been a member of the North Shore Players for at least the past 2 years, then the applicant may be a senior at any accredited high school.

The North Shore Players Memorial Scholarship for the Performing Arts committee will accept up to three applications per school.  If, in the discretion of the committee, there is no appropriate candidate, it reserves the right to hold the scholarship over until the following year.

Scholarship applications can be downloaded (or filled in) from our website: All applicants must meet the criteria as outlined in the scholarship application. Applications must be accompanied by:\

1. A letter of reference from school teacher, administrator, adviser etc.
2. A letter of recommendation from someone outside of the school.
3. A copy of high school transcript.
4. An essay on choice of major, including reason for the choice.

The deadline for filing the application is April 15, 2017. The scholarship this year is $500.  All applications must be received by April 15, 2017 to be considered.

2017 Scholarship Application  (PDF Format)


Last Year’s  Scholarship Awards

The North Shore Players, a community theatre company in Danvers, has awarded $750 scholarships to Danvers High School seniors Jacob Roy and Samuel Montanari. The scholarships were presented at the school’s Awards Night on June 9.

Roy has acted in the North Shore Players’ Youth Theatre and Main Stage (adult) shows.  He will major in Film at Hofstra University.

Samuel Montanari presented an impressive application, resume and letters of recommendation to the North Shore Players.  He will pursue a BFA in Acting.



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