Helping those in Financial Need
Every child deserves a theatrical education. Yet participation in youth musical theatre usually comes with a price tag. SYS offers scholarships to ensure that young people, with an interest in musical theatre, have an opportunity to participate.
Applicants submit an essay on the importance of the performing arts, a financial profile and participate in an interview with several board members. Our primary interest is to help youth, who might otherwise be unable to benefit from the performing arts, with an experience they’ll never forget.
In addition to local youth scholarships, Sing Your Song has partnered with several educational programs to offer financial scholarships to deserving students. Some of these educational programs include the following:
★ Sing Your Song is proud to partner with the Old Globe in San Diego and to award financial scholarships to deserving recipients to attend the Old Globe’s Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio intensive program.
★ Sing Your Song sponsored opportunities for local students to participate in Cygnet Theatre’s youth arts engagement program through a financial contribution to the theatre.
★ Baldwin Wallace University – SYS awarded financial scholarships to college students who were pursuing acting and musical theatre careers.
★ Fiasco Theater – SYS awarded financial scholarships to students attending the Fiasco Intensive Conservatory Program, which gave 16 students the opportunity to be immersed in the textual, vocal, physical, and aesthetic techniques that are at the core of Fiasco’s ensemble-based, text-driven approach to making theater.
Here’s what some of the recipients and their parents had to say about their experience:
“This program is the best actor and artist training I have encountered.
(Conservatory scholarship recipient)
“There are so many takeaways I can’t even count. It has reshaped how I look at theatre and acting. ”
[Conservatory scholarship recipient]
“Thank you so much for choosing Victoria to receive your scholarship.
Such an honour and a privilege and we are just so thankful to your organization. Humbled actually. ”
[Parent of college scholarship recipient]
“It was such a pleasure to meet you and your family last week. You are all wonderful people. Thank you so much. This is a great honor and I am looking forward to kick starting my education this coming fall with a fresh perspective, and an open heart . ”
[College scholarship recipient]