Duckie DeMere Scholarships

Hawthorne Players is one of the oldest community theatre companies in the St. Louis area.  In addition to its theatrical productions in the Florissant Performing Arts Center, 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 $69,000. 

SScholarships will be awarded to North St. Louis County students involved in music, theatre or dance

Emiliana Cano

Pattonville High School

Braden Alanis

Ritenour High School