Starlight extends scholarship deadlines


Posted by Bob Evans

Deadline Extended for Starlight’s 2020 Vincent Legacy Scholarship deadline to Friday, Feb. 28

Not only do scholarship winners receive financial aid for their performing arts training, but the students join a talented pool of former scholars and adult mentors whose mission is to guide and encourage the students as they advance in their careers. Students attend an annual welcome event and holiday reunion for scholars and their families, as well as receive an invitation to see some of Starlight’s Broadway shows throughout the summer.

2020 Vincent Legacy Scholarship application materials are available at, and Starlight encourages qualified students in grades 6, 7 and 8 to apply for this unique opportunity.

The deadline for 2020 Vincent Legacy Scholarship applications has been extended to Friday, February 28. In addition to meeting ethnic and financial criteria, students must show a passion for the performing arts, maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B), attend school regularly with no unexcused absences, and demonstrate an interest in community service.

To apply, students must submit a completed application, a letter of recommendation (one page or less) from the student’s parent or guardian describing the student’s current performance interests and how the student would benefit from the scholarship, and one letter from the student describing his/her/their personal goals to gain new or improved skills in the performing arts.

All applications received by the new February 28 deadline will be reviewed, and a limited number of finalists will be invited to audition at Starlight on Saturday, March 28. In April, Starlight will award two or more scholarships, each paying for $2,500 of dance, vocal and/or acting training for the recipients. All eligibility requirements and application forms are available at education. For additional information, email or call 816.997.1134.

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About Starlight

Opened as a theatre in 1950 and a nonprofit organization in 1951, Starlight is the largest and oldest performing arts institution in Kansas City and provides inspiring, one-of-a-kind experiences to its patrons. Starlight presents and produces Broadway musicals, concerts and Indoors shows in addition to offering extensive community outreach and educational programming, including classes, scholarships and Starlight’s Blue Star Awards, one of the largest high school musical theatre award programs in the nation.

Located on 16 acres in Swope Park, Starlight’s historic, city-owned venue is the second-largest outdoor producing theatre in the country and includes rehearsal halls, a museum, club area for dining, concessions, gardens, fountains and a 10-story, climate-controlled stage. For more information, visit

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