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.
Applications are due no later than Sunday, March 10, 2024. Download the application here.
The Loveland Stage Company has awarded its 2023 Scholarship Winner!
Ella Skolnicki, a 2023 Loveland High School graduate, is the recipient of this year’s Loveland Stage Company Creative Arts $1000 scholarship.
Ella is double majoring in Theatre and Arts Management/Arts Entrepreneurship at Miami University. She realized her passion can be achieved not only by performing on stage, but through being involved in making theater happen in other capacities. While she hopes to get the chance to be in the spotlight, if her role is a supporting one, she wants to learn as much as possible to make productions “not only entertaining but moving.”
Ella has been a part of musicals and dramas wherever she was in school – St. Columban, Ursuline Academy, and Loveland High School. She also was involved in community theater with Performing Arts Inc., ROYAL Theatre Company, and Loveland Stage Company. She performed in supporting roles and ensembles, as well as backstage on projections and stage crew. Most recently, she learned about all aspects of putting a production together in her role as student producer for LHS’ The Wizard of OZ before taking her last bow on stage as Princess Natalia Dragomiroff in the school’s spring production of Murder on the Orient Express.
Ella is a natural born leader, and her initiative to organize a summer camp to teach children how to audition for shows was what really impressed our scholarship committee (https://yout.ube/j7AvzXsrQFI). Putting that amount of time and effort into helping pass on both a love of the stage and a very useful skill for the youngest actors makes her a winner in our books.