It's First Stage's way of honoring both the group's young actors and Jim Stone, who was a great actor, a supporter of the arts, a mentor to young actors and, I'm proud to say, a friend of mine.
But time is running out - applications are due by Friday!
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, Aug. 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.