SPRINGFIELD LITTLE THEATRE EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS
The arts are an essential part of a complete education, no matter if it happens in the home, school, or community. Students of all ages—from kindergarten to college to creative aging programs—benefit from artistic learning, innovative thinking, and creativity.
The demand for scholarships always exceeds our resources.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
SLT facility and personnel expenses total more than student tuition payments and ticket revenue are able to offset. Our non-profit, community theatre organization seeks financial contributions to help support its efforts. To contribute, donate here or contact SLT Education Director Lorianne Dunn at 417-413-2287 x110 or email@example.com.
NEED & MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS
Help us expand the number of need scholarships for new students who, due to a financial barrier, may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate. Help us expand the amount and number of merit scholarships to help those who have elected to pursue a career in theatre arts. SLT facility and personnel expenses total more than student tuition payments and ticket revenue are able to offset. Financial contributions for scholarships help support our efforts.
THE SLT GUILD PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This fund provides need-based scholarships, experience stipends and graduating senior merit stipends. Its goals are to provide annual scholarship monies and create an endowment to provided additional annual scholarship money in perpetuity.
THE BETHANY BROWN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This fund supports scholarships for single parents seeking assistance to provide opportunities in the arts for their children.
THE DERRICK JARVIS EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This fund exists for kids that cannot afford training in the performing arts and/or wish to pursue a career in Theatre, Dance and Voice.
DID YOU KNOW?
The SLT Education Department provides an unparalleled social and educational experience
• Develops confidence that creates success throughout a person’s life
• Is a nationally recognized highest quality program
• Touches the lives of over 30,000 children each year
• Many Troupers have successful careers in theatre, film and business throughout the country
According to the American Alliance for Theatre & Education, students involved in drama outscore non-arts students on the SAT by an average of 65 points in the verbal component and 34 points in the math component. Theatre activities improve reading comprehension, and both verbal and nonverbal communication skills. Participation in the arts can help increase school attendance, and dance, drama, and music can improve skills and academic performance in children and youth with learning disabilities.