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North Shore Players
Memorial Scholarship for the Performing Arts
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.
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 25, 2013. The scholarship this year is $750.
Please send completed applications to:
The North Shore Players Memorial Scholarship Committee
c/o Paula McHale, Chairperson
21 Strawberry Hill Lane
Danvers, MA 01923
Link to 2013 NSP Scholarship Application form (for downloading)
The 2012 NSP scholarship winners:
Ms. Sarah Atherton
Ms. Sarah Vandewalle
Congratulations to Sarah Atherton and Sarah Vandewalle, winners of the NSP 2012 College Scholarship. Each of these graduating high school seniors, both from Danvers High School, received a $750 scholarship. The scholarships were presented by Peter Carlson, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee, during intermission of the March 17 performance of The Bard is Back.
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