Newtown Arts Company Annual Scholarship Program
Newtown Arts Company awards scholarships each spring to graduating high school seniors who are pursuing higher education in the performing or fine arts. To date, over $150,000 in scholarships has been awarded to qualified students through an audition process.
Twenty-five percent of proceeds from shows and 100% of proceeds from other fundraising initiatives are dedicated to scholarships. Newtown Arts Company’s membership in the Newtown Community Foundation helps to assure that its mission of providing financial support for young artists will continue into the future.
2021 Scholarship Winners
Robyn Kerachsky of Yardley (Joe McKernan Scholarship Award). A graduate of Pennsbury High School, Kerachsky plans to attend Temple University to major in Theater studies with an Acting Concentration.
Cameron Flurry of Newtown (Newtown Arts Company Legacy Scholarship in honor of the late Shirley Stackhouse Milnor). A graduate of Council Rock High School North, Flurry plans to attend the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she aims to major in Drama and Acting.
Sydney Black of Holland, a graduate of Council Rock High School South who plans to attend University of Maryland to major in Music Education
Matt Sandman of Newtown, a graduate of Council Rock High School North whose goal is to attend Rochester Institute of Technology to major in Animation
Kylie Mitchell of Bensalem, a graduate of Bensalem High School who plans to attend Temple University to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts
Cody Lewandkowski of Feasterville, a graduate of Neshaminy High School who plans to attend Coastal Carolina College to major in Musical Theater
Zach Albuck of Holland, a graduate of Council Rock High School South who plans to attend Wagner College to major in Theatre Performance
Renee Gilmore of Yardley, a graduate of Pennsbury High School who plans to attend Thomas Jefferson University to major in Fashion Merchandising and Management
Camille D’Amico of Richboro, a graduate of Council Rock High School South who plans to attend Virginia Tech University’s Calhoun Honors Discovery Program with a major in Industrial Design
Melanie Wilson of Yardley, a graduate of Pennsbury High School who plans to attend PRATT Institute as a Fine Arts Major.
2020 Scholarship Recipients
Gabrielle DeSena – graduate of Council Rock High School North – matriculation at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY to major in Fine Arts
Gianna DiFebbo – (Joe McKernan Scholarship) graduate of Council Rock High School South – matriculating at Shenandoah Conservatory to major in Musical Theater
Nikolaj Folmer – graduate of Council Rock High School North – matriculating at Fordham University to major in New Media Design & Digital Design
Keli Ganey – graduate of Calvary Christian Academy – matriculating at Messiah University to double major in History and Theater Arts
Kennedy Heinrichs – graduate of Council Rock High School South – matriculating at Rhode Island School of Design to major in Illustration
Shane Stoltz – graduate of Council Rock High School South – matriculating at Indiana University to major in Musical Theater
Paige Suthard – (Ray Fristchy Scholarship) graduate of Council Rock High School North – matriculating at University of Arizona Tucson with goal of BFA in Stage Management
Ryan Young – (Joe McKernan Scholarship for Community Service) graduate of Council Rock High School North – headed to University of Pittsburgh to major in Computer Science & Mathematics
How To Apply
To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be a graduating high school senior who has applied to or has already been accepted by an institution of postsecondary education. If your application is accepted, you will be scheduled for an audition before a selection committee in the spring. To apply, please download the form which will be made available below when we are ready to accept applications and return to the address listed.