Complete application online or submit by mail no later than May 15th of each year. You may DOWNLOAD the application HERE,
Your application will include:
A 200-400 word essay about your experiences and goals in the performing arts
Two letters of recommendation,
One from a high school performing arts teacher.
One from a mentor, director, or someone outside of school who is familiar with your accomplishments.
IMPORTANT - Recommendation letters must be sent directly from the letter-writers to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year, we give as many as ten scholarships to eligible high school seniors in Monterey County.
University students (or comparable level of study) may receive a maximum award of $4,000, paid $1000 per year, for up to four years.
Community college recipients are awarded $500 per year, upgradeable to $1,000 annually at the point of transfer to a four-year institution.
SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERS:
If chosen to receive a S.T.A.R. Scholarship, winners must follow a process in order to receive their award. During each of the student’s four years of undergraduate education winners must:
Provide proof of registration as a full-time college student in a two or four-year program
Provide proof of participation in a performing arts-related course OR a letter from an extracurricular program. (Playbills or Programs are acceptable as proof.)
Email the above proof EACH YEAR to:
Please include in your email your mailing address, college, university, or training program, and listed major.
The student should maintain a C average to remain eligible.
ONCE RECEIVED, scholarships are mailed directly to the student.