Duckie DeMere Scholarships
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
INVOLVED IN THE PERFORMING ARTS
Hawthorne Players is one of the oldest community theatre companies in the St. Louis area. It produces three plays each year at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre. In addition to its theatrical productions, Hawthorne actively promotes the performing arts in the community, especially in schools. A key component of this effort is a scholarship program.
Duckie DeMere Scholarships, named after the late veteran Hawthorne actress and director, have been presented annually since 1992. Over one hundred students have received grants totaling more than $60,000. Announcement of the 2020 scholarship awards will be made at the Northwinds Concert at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre on May 2, 2020.
The purpose of these awards is to: 1) further community arts in general, 2) encourage high school students to become involved in community theatre and 3) increase youth involvement in Hawthorne Players. Applicants should have demonstrated talent, interest and effort in the performing arts, especially in the community. Participation in Hawthorne Players or other community theatre productions is a plus.