Each year Ovation! offers a merit scholarship to one or more local graduating high
school seniors who have demonstrated excellence in the performing arts in our
community or educational system and who have participated in Ovation!
programs in some capacity.
The application window for Spring 2013 Scholarships will open April 1.
Our scholarships are competitively awarded to graduating high school seniors who:
1. Have demonstrated a commitment to volunteer service in the greater Bainbridge
Island arts community – whether with area non-profit arts organizations or the public
or private school system
2. Have been accepted to a college or university, or performing arts school or institute (it is not necessary to be continuing education in the arts to qualify)
3. Have a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or greater while attending high school and are graduating in the Spring of 2013
4. Are a resident of Bainbridge Island
5. Have demonstrated good judgement and leadership within their peer group
6. Have participated in some capacity in an Ovation! program(s) – mainstage productions, orchestra, technical theatre, volunteerism, Performing Arts Academy classes (including show choirs GLEE and Vocé), etc.
(Note, due to the nature of the performing arts, at times students are in high school but not yet seniors when they are accepted into an advanced arts academy. The Board, at its discretion, may consider applicants who are not yet graduating seniors but who have been accepted into such a program due to their exceptional talent and qualifications.)
Note, Ovation!'s Board of Directors privately funds the Scholarships. Private donations made to Ovation! are utilized to support our Performing Arts Academy and Mainstage programs. If you are interested in earmarking a donation directly to the Scholarship Fund, please contact us by emailing .
To view and print out the 2013 College Scholarship Application click on the red bar below. (It is a word doc and is designed for you to type directly into the form.)
Ovation! College Scholarship Criteria
Pictured above is Carter Kight, 2011 winner, with Ron MIlton, Ovation!'s Artistic Director and Tom Burt, Board President.