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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Jim Stone Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

Here's an annual event that makes me proud to be associated with the First Stage Theatre Company.

That organization is now accepting applications for the Jim Stone Scholarship, a $1000 award that goes to a deserving graduate from the children's theatre.

It's First Stage's way of honoring our students and actor Jim Stone, a terrific guy who was a great actor, a true supporter of the arts and a friend of mine.

Here's the information about the scholarship and how to apply:
The First Stage Theatre Company is now accepting applications for the Jim Stone Scholarship.

First Stage sponsors the scholarship to honor the memory of Jim Stone, a longtime supporter of the arts and mentor to local children in the performing arts. A $1000 scholarship is available for entering freshmen or current full-time students who are studying dramatic or performing arts at a college, university or certified school of the performing arts.

The deadline for entries is Friday, August 20, 2010.

Applicants must have been involved with at least one First Stage Theatre Company show, either on-stage (as a performer) or off-stage (as a member of the tech crew).

Applicants must send: a list of the shows they’ve been in; a list of school-related extra-curricular activities; a list of civic or public service activities; a copy of an official school document showing the individual's most recent grade-point average; identification of the college the individual is attending or will attend; and a brief statement (250 words or less) on why the applicant is interested in studying dramatic or performing arts and detailing the applicant's financial need for the award.

Applications should be sent to First Stage Scholarships, c/o C.E. Wilson, 6421 Rt. 60 East, Barboursville, WV 25504. For more information, call 304-736-4366.

Complete application information and forms are available at the First Stage Theatre website at www.firststagetheatre.org.

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