Monday, February 16, 2015

ARTS SCHOLARSHIP FOR BERGEN COUNTY STUDENTS SPONSORED BY SKYLINE THEATRE COMPANY

Harry K. Berkheiser Jr. Scholarship

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: March 15

Skyline Theatre Company will continue to support young New Jersey artists in Bergen County in 2015. For the 7th year in a row, Skyline is offering a $1000 cash scholarship to support Bergen County high school seniors who will be furthering their education by majoring in theatre, television, film, or communications.

Image result for Harry K. Berkheiser JrThe Harry K. Berkheiser Jr. Scholarship, named for the late New Jersey educator and founding STC member, is awarded annually 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, 2015. The scholarship will be awarded during Skyline’s annual Broadway in Bergen fund raising gala on Monday, March 30th, at the Fair Lawn Community Center.

“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 dedication to these branches of the arts.” Mr. Berkheiser passed away on October 9, 2007.

Applications for the Harry K. Berkheiser Jr. Scholarship are available on the company website at www.skylinetheatrecompany.org  (click on Education, then scroll to Scholarships) and must be returned to Skyline Theatre Company via US mail by March 15, 2015, addressed to Scholarship Committee, Skyline Theatre Company, 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 must be postmarked on or before March 15 to be reviewed. 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 that brings artists together from the tri-state area to entertain and inspire audiences of all ages. Their annual Skyline Broadway in Bergen gala will be held Monday, March 30th, 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.