The Newtowne Players’ William E. Scarafia Memorial Scholarship was established to support students as they continue their education beyond high school. The $500 scholarship is provided to graduating high school seniors.
- Be accepted to a two- or four- year college level program at an accredited institution.
- Have an intention to major, minor, or be actively involved in the arts, including, but not limited to acting, arts education, dance, music, performance, theatre arts, design/tech, or writing.
- Be a resident of St. Mary’s or Calvert County in Southern Maryland.
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 (B average) or higher, as verified by an official transcript, and grades from at least two marking periods of the applicant’s senior year.
- Have participated in the performing arts in some capacity.
- May not have received this award previously.
- Complete the application page and attach performance/theatrical resume, including the following (as applicable):
- Involvement in Newtowne Players’ productions
- Involvement in other performing arts organizations
- Community service you have done in the past four years
- Specialized training or coursework applicable to the performing arts
- Awards, honors, or recognitions you have received over the last four years
- Any work experience you have had over the last four years, paid or volunteer
- Any clubs or organizations to which you have belonged over the past four years (both in school and out of school).
- Submit by April 15
- The Mission of The Newtowne Players is to promote all aspects of the performing arts. As such, we seek to further volunteerism and education in this arena. Thus, applications will be considered with respect to past or present involvement in the performing arts and community service. Participation in any aspect of Newtowne Players’ productions will be given additional consideration.
- All applications will first be judged upon meeting the application requirements listed above. Failure to satisfy any of these requirements will cause the application to be eliminated from further consideration.
- A committee consisting of members of the The Newtowne Players, Inc. will review applications. This committee will make the final decisions. One or more alternates may be named in the event that a winner does not utilize the award.
- The selected recipient will be notified by June 1.
The Newtowne Players, Inc., does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, culture, age, gender, physical disability, or sexual orientation.