2019 SUMMER PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN

Read more about the 2019 Summer Program Scholarships below. The application deadline is April 19. The scholarships are organized by art area. This scholarship bulletin may be downloaded as a PDF here.

Most Summer Program Scholarships are for programs taking place between students’ 11th and 12th grade years, with one exception: The Creative Writing Summer Program Scholarship is open to 10th and 11th grade Creative Writing students.

The Visual Arts application process has closed. See the Visual Arts Faculty for application details.

Winners will be announced at the Underclassmen Awards Ceremony on April 26, 2019. Because the applications to most summer programs must take place earlier in the school year, it is recommended that students apply to the program of their choice and complete all financial aid forms as well, as soon as possible. Winners will need to prove acceptance to a program in order to receive their award.

All general application materials must be submitted to HSPVA Friends using the online application below.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you have questions, contact HSPVA Friends Development Associate Matthew Jamison.

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

THE HARRIS WITTELS SUMMER PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP

Made possible by The Harris Wittels Fund at HSPVA Friends, created in memory of actor, producer, comedian, and musician Harris Wittels (Theatre ’02)

Purpose: Merit-based summer program scholarship designed to assist an 11th-grade student pursuing a career in the entertainment industry (including film, television, comedy, radio, music production, or popular music).

Amount: up to $1,000

Selection Process: Determined by the Wittels family, based on the merit of the students’ application materials.

Application Requirements: By April 19, 2019, applicants must submit:

  1. The HSPVA Friends General Application Form.
  2. An essay in response to one of the prompts below. Creativity and a sense of humor are encouraged. Let your true personality shine through! Content is more important than length.
    • Prompt A: Discuss a time when your sense of humor made a difference in a situation.
    • Prompt B: What professional artist has influenced you the most?
    • Prompt C: Discuss a time when you took a risk or pushed a boundary.

THE DAWLEY SUMMER ARTS WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP – CREATIVE WRITING

Made possible by an endowment from the Ed and Birdie Dawley Educational Trust

Purpose: Merit-based summer program scholarship designed to assist an 11th-grade creative writing student

Amount: $1,000 (in the event of a tie, the award may be divided)

Selection Process: Determined by the Kinder HSPVA Creative Writing Faculty based on the following criteria: attendance over three years; ability to receive and apply constructive feedback; grades in creative writing classes; progress made in creative writing; self-discipline and commitment to the art form; and the strength of the creative writing summer intensive selected

Application Requirements: Students must submit an HSPVA Friends General Application Form by April 19, 2019.

THE CREATIVE WRITING SUMMER PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP

Donated anonymously in support of the Creative Writing Department

Purpose: Merit-based and need-based summer program scholarship for a 10th or 11th-grade creative writing student

Amount: $5,000 (in the event of a tie, the award may be divided)

Selection Process: Determined by the Kinder HSPVA Creative Writing Faculty based on the following criteria: ability to receive and apply constructive feedback; grades in creative writing classes; progress made in creative writing; self-discipline; and commitment to the art form. Consideration is given to the student’s financial circumstances and the strength and expense of the creative writing summer intensive selected.

Application Requirements: Students must submit an HSPVA Friends General Application Form by April 19, 2019.

THE DAWLEY SUMMER ARTS WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP – DANCE

Made possible by an endowment from the Ed and Birdie Dawley Educational Trust

Purpose: Merit-based summer program scholarship designed to assist an 11th-grade dance student

Amount: $1,000 (in the event of a tie, the award may be divided)

Selection Process: Determined by the Kinder HSPVA Dance Faculty based on the following criteria: attendance over three years; ability to receive and apply constructive feedback; grades in dance classes; progress made in dance; self-discipline and commitment to the art form; and the strength of the dance summer intensive selected

Application Requirements: Students must submit an HSPVA Friends General Application Form by April 19, 2019.

THE DAWLEY SUMMER ARTS WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP – MUSIC

Made possible by an endowment from the Ed and Birdie Dawley Educational Trust

Purpose: Merit-based summer program scholarship designed to assist two 11th-grade music students – one vocalist and one instrumentalist

Amount: $1,000 per student (in the event of a tie, the award may be divided)

Selection Process: Determined by the Kinder HSPVA Music Faculty based on applicants’ exceptional talent, effort, and commitment to their craft.

Application Requirements: Students must submit an HSPVA Friends General Application Form by April 19, 2019.

JASON MORAN JAZZ SUMMER PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP

Made possible by Jason Moran, 1993 Music Department graduate

 

Purpose: Summer program scholarship for an outstanding 11th-grade jazz student

Amount: $500 for one jazz student

Selection Process: There is an audition requirement. In the event that Mr. Moran cannot hold live auditions, students who have been a member of one of the official Kinder HSPVA jazz ensembles for at least two years must submit a CD recording. Mr. Moran will critique each recording and select the recipient. In the event of a tie, the student with the most financial need will take precedence.

Application Requirements: Students must submit an HSPVA Friends General Application Form by April 19, 2019. Applicants should see Mr. Sneed regarding audition requirements.

THE DAWLEY SUMMER ARTS WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP – THEATRE

Made possible by an endowment from the Ed and Birdie Dawley Educational Trust

Purpose: Merit-based summer program scholarship designed to assist an 11th-grade theatre student

Amount: $1,000 (in the event of a tie, the award may be divided)

Selection Process: Determined by the Kinder HSPVA Theatre Faculty based on applicants’ exceptional talent, effort, and commitment to their craft.

Application Requirements: Students must submit an HSPVA Friends General Application Form by April 19, 2019.

DR. R. SCOTT ALLEN SUMMER THEATRE SCHOLARSHIP

Made possible by Kinder HSPVA Principal Dr. R. Scott Allen, through a partnership with the HEB Principal Excellence in Education Program

Purpose: Merit-based and need-based summer program scholarship designed to assist an 11th-grade theatre student

Amount: $1,000

Selection Process: Determined by a panel of three external theatre education experts, based on the merit of the students’ application materials.

Application Requirements: By April 19, 2019, applicants must submit:

  1. The HSPVA Friends General Application Form.
  2. A brief response to EACH of the following prompts. Creativity and a sense of humor are encouraged. Let your true personality shine through! The content is more important than length.
    • Discuss a time when you wanted to accomplish something and did it – maybe even against all odds.
    • What is it about theatre that makes you want to attend a summer program?
    • What is your favorite piece of theatre and why?

GENERAL APPLICATION

For descriptions and specific additional application requirements of each scholarship opportunity, please refer to the scholarship details above or download the 2019 Summer Program Scholarship Bulletin. The General Application is required for all scholarships. Applicants may ask to be considered for multiple awards but only need to fill out this General Application once.

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 19, 2019. All scholarships are awarded on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis. Winners will be announced at the Underclassmen Awards Ceremony on April 26, 2019.

Please note: This application form must be filled out in full and submitted; you cannot save your work and return to it.

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