Peninsula Players Theatre will be extending the deadline for its student scholarship from Monday, April 6 to Monday, April 27, 2020. Scholarships are available for Door County high school seniors pursuing a major or minor in arts management, music or theater. A $500 scholarship will be awarded this spring to one student at each of the Door County high schools. Students may apply through the Door County Community Foundation and applications are due April 27, 2020.
The scholarship was created in 2019 by Peninsula Players Theatre and its Board of Directors to foster the career path and arts education of graduating high school students across Door County in the performing arts. Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s oldest professional resident summer theater, is proud to support the higher education of Door County seniors pursuing an advanced degree with a major or minor in arts management, music or theater.
In 2018, Peninsula Players fashioned the Outstanding Student Award to recognize and reward graduating high school students across Door County for their achievements in and enthusiasm for the performing arts. “The Board of Directors is thrilled to provide five scholarships to high school students wishing to further their education in the performing arts,” said Peninsula Players Managing Director Brian Kelsey.
“The arts are such a critical part of a student’s overall education as well as continued personal development,” said Kelsey continued. “It is with great pride that we reward and encourage the development of careers in the performing arts.”
Peninsula Players Theatre Scholarship applicants must plan to enroll as a full-time college or technical student with plans to major or minor in arts management, music (performance or education), or theater (acting, theater studies, theater technology and design). Applications for the scholarship are available through the Door County Community Foundation.
More information and a full list of qualifications for the Peninsula Players Scholarship is listed at www.doorcountyscholarships.org. Applications are due April 27, 2020, and may be sent via email to [email protected] or mailed to: Peninsula Players Scholarship c/o Door County Community Foundation at 222 North Third Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235. For more information, contact Development Director Danielle Szmanda at (920) 868-3287.
Peninsula Players Theatre is committed to providing educational programming for the community through its wither play reading series, The Play’s the Thing, and pre-show seminars. The Peninsula Players has a long history of educational initiatives, including an intern program that dates back to the founding days of the Players in the 1930s. The theater continues to offer theater tours and post-show discussions as listed in the program and website.
Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater, produces a five-show season of Broadway-quality comedies, dramas and musicals. Learn more about Peninsula Players and its 2020 season at www.peninsulaplayers.com.