New Jersey Stage

Thursday, January 13, 2011

BERGEN COUNTY THEATRE COMPANY OFFERS ARTS SCHOLARSHIP TO GRADUATING H.S. STUDENTS

(BERGEN COUNTY, NJ) -- Skyline Theatre Company is announcing another year of giving back.  High school seniors in Bergen County have the opportunity to get a little help as they move on to their college career. Skyline is continuing to offer a $1000.00 cash scholarship to support Bergen County students who will be furthering their education majoring in theatre, television, film, or communications. The Harry K. Berkheiser Jr. Scholarship, named for New Jersey educator and founding STC member Harry K. Berkheiser Jr., will be awarded yearly to a Bergen County High School senior who has a true passion for, and will be furthering their higher education in, one of these art forms. Any Bergen County senior majoring in theatre, television, film or communications may submit an application, found on the STC web site, www.skylinetheatrecompany.org. The deadline for all applications is March 15, 2011.

"Harry was a true inspiration to all of the students and teachers his passion touched throughout his career," says Sam Scalamoni, STC's Managing Artistic Director. Mr. Berkheiser passed away on October 9, 2007.  "Through generous donations from his family, friends and colleagues we are able to offer this scholarship for young people who show a true commitment and dedication to these branches of the arts." The cash scholarship will be awarded to the winner at Skyline's annual gala, "Broadway for the Arts," held on Saturday, April 9th at the Saddlebrook Marriott.

Skyline Theatre Company is a Bergen County professional theatre company that brings professional artists from New York City to produce Broadway style musicals and plays. Its Artists in Focus series brings professionals from the entertainment industry into the classroom to teach workshops and seminars.

Applications for the Harry K. Berkheiser Scholarship must be postmarked by March 15,, 2011, and returned to Scholarship Committee, Skyline Theatre Company, PO Box 1115, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410-8115. Applications are reviewed and awarded by a committee of the STC Board of Trustees consisting of professional artists and educators.  Continued tax deductible contributions to secure the longevity of this valuable scholarship may be sent to STC at the same address.

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.