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:


  1. A 200-400 word essay about your experiences and goals in the performing arts

  2. 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:

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. 


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.

Online Application 

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