Williamsburg Players announces scholarship for local high school students

The Virginia Gazette
Williamsburg Players announces scholarship for high school students pursuing theatrical arts

Area high school students pursuing theatrical arts can now apply for a $2,000 scholarship offered by the Williamsburg Players.

Payable over four years, the McCulley-Scammon Scholarship is available to greater Virginia Peninsula students pursuing all areas of theater, including musical theater, dance, set, lighting and costume design.

Eligible applicants include high school seniors, or students who have graduated within three years of the application's due date, from high schools around the greater Virginia Peninsula. Applicants must be accepted into a college, university or professional school pursuing an academic degree program in theater, musical theater or dance.

Application materials must be received by Friday, April 1. From there, selected students will complete an interview and audition on the Williamsburg Players' stage at James-York Playhouse.

Scholarships applications are available at williamsburgplayers.org/scholarship. Contact Betsy Jo Spence with questions at bjatlarge@gmail.com.

An all-volunteer community theatre, the Williamsburg Players has presented professional quality productions for 59 years. The scholarship honors Cecil McCulley and Howard Scammon, two individuals who helped shape and develop the organization.

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