Star-Ledger Scholarship Recipients Rock the House
Four students who received the Star-Ledger Scholarship for the Performing Arts showcased their talents at their recital in the Victoria Theater last night. The scholarship is awarded to exceptional Newark high school seniors who study acting, dance, instrumental or vocal music. This year’s scholarship recipients are Dominant Ward, Ashanti Colon, and Johnny Carmona for theater, and Wesley Colon for instrumental music. Students must demonstrate both artistic talent and academic potential in order to be considered for the scholarship.
Through the scholarship, NJPAC identifies, trains, and cultivates gifted college-bound Newark high school seniors who want to continue their involvement in the performing arts throughout their lives. The scholarship also provides career counseling and guidance services in college, and community service opportunities through projects at both NJPAC and around Newark. Over $100,000 in scholarships are awarded each year. Major support for the scholarship is provided by John and Suzanne Willian through Goldman Sachs Gives.
For more information on the Star-Ledger Scholarship for the Performing Arts, please visit NJPAC’s website.