Loveland Stage Company Creative Arts Scholarship
Each year the Loveland Stage Company recognizes a graduating high school student with its Creative Arts Scholarship.
The Loveland Stage Company is offering a scholarship again this year in the amount of $1000. In order to qualify for the scholarship, the graduating student must reside in the Loveland City School District, attend Loveland High School, or be an offspring of a Loveland Stage Company member. This scholarship is intended to be used toward college or university tuition, room and board, or books.
The Loveland Stage Company wishes to encourage and support young local talent. Therefore, prospective applicants must be planning to further their education in the Creative Arts. Qualifying areas of study include, but are not limited to: art, music, theater, photography, film, dance, and majors that support these studies. Students are asked to submit examples of their talent in their chosen field and a high school transcript demonstrating the ability to succeed academically as part of the application process.
For information or questions contact our Scholarship Chair:
Max Shilling, a Loveland High School 2017 graduate, is the recipient of the $1000 Loveland Stage Company Creative Arts Scholarship.
Max plans to attend Kent State University to study theater management and production. He has been active in the Loveland Stage Company and the Loveland High School drama program.
Max had his first stage experience in Loveland Stage Company’s summer theater production of Carnival in 2012. Since then he has appeared in every LSC summer theater workshop and worked backstage for many of the other shows during the school year. This summer he will be portraying Charles (Charlemagne) in LSC’s summer workshop production of Pippin.
At Loveland High School, he has been in main stage productions as well as those put on by the local Thespian Society. He most recently appeared, very briefly before being shot dead, as Rudi Scherz in A Murder is Announced. Last fall, he shaved his head to portray Uncle Fester in LHS’ The Addams Family, earning the Director’s Award for the most dedicated cast member.
Max was a member of the high school Cappies critic team and was one of the students chosen to emcee the Cappies Gala at the Aronoff, celebrating high school theater in the Greater Cincinnati area.
Max’s own words sum up the reason he was chosen to receive this scholarship: “Theater has helped me grow so much and I have made so many friends through it. I want to share this experience with more people. I would love to someday open my own theater for adolescents, where children can learn to love theater as much as I have.”
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