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2016 WhittenbergApplications due by April 10, 2016

LOUISVILLE, KY (March 8, 2016) – The William Tolbert Whittenberg Scholarship for Performing Arts Excellence awards young people the financial means to pursue advanced study in the performing arts. Annually, the scholarship awards up to $5,000 to performers between the ages of 16 to 20 for expenses such as tuition, apprenticeship with a coach or company, seminars, workshops, summer programs or advanced study. Applications are due April 10, 2016.

Students from the Kentuckiana region who plan on pursuing a professional career in the performing arts encouraged to apply online via http://fundforthearts.org/the-whittenberg-scholarship/ .

“Thanks to the Whittenberg family and this scholarship, Fund for the Arts is able to celebrate young artists and advance their study in the performing arts in a meaningful way,” said Christen Boone, Fund for the Arts President & CEO. “Fund for the Arts is committed to providing rich arts in education experiences to every student across our region. We believe that the power of the arts not only engages creative minds, but it also inspires student success.”

Two letters of recommendation, an essay outlining career goals, scholarship need and intended use of funds and a completed application form are required from all applicants. Those selected to move on to the next round will audition live for the selection committee in May.

Some notable past scholarship winners include: Nicole Scherzinger, Mary Hollis Hundley, Eric Stephenson, Aqura Lacey, and Celia Zhang.

For more information on the Whittenberg Scholarship visit: http://fundforthearts.org/the-whittenberg-scholarship/

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