The Baldwinsville Theatre Guild proudly presents a monetary scholarship each
year to a student who has shown dedication, perseverance and steadfast contribution
to the theatre arts in Baldwinsville New York and The Baldwinsville Theatre Guild.
Eligible students must be from Baldwinsville.
Applications are due in April. For consideration, students must submit:
1. Completed application form (will be available for new school year)
2. Submit a letter of recommendation from a high school faculty member or counselor
3. For counselor use: Please submit a copy of the applicant’s transcript and a copy of ACT/SAT scores.
Since its inception, through the generous support of those attending our performances,
the Guild has been able to provide over $30,000 in scholarships.
Below are our most recent recipients:
2020 Carter Galle and Sydney Woods
2019 Caleb Butchko
2018 Vanessa Vacanti and Jessica Mullins
2017 Abby Weigand and Aaron DuBois
2016 Lily Coots
2015 Aaron Callard and Cecilia Vacanti
2014 Michael Stapleton and Brendan O'Toole
2013 Julianna Grabowski
2012 Sean Honsinger
2011 Daniel Mularney
2010 Brian Scott & Molly Makowiec
2009 Zachary Rich
Professionals will tell you that the Theater/Arts is like a gym for the mind, body and soul.
It’s where people can go to expand their soul muscles of compassion, in addition to
engaging listening and understanding skills. It’s where characters, who may not be just
like those in the audience, portray a situation that challenges one to think differently.
When children go to the theater, they learn about the world, practice empathy, and of course are entertained.
Here are some other interesting facts about the impact that Theater/Arts have on Children:
Students involved in drama performance scored an average of 65.5 points higher on the verbal component and 35.5 points higher in the math component of the SAT
Students who took courses in drama study or appreciation scored, on average, 55 points higher on verbal and 26 points higher on math than their non-arts classmates.
Drama helps to improve school attendance and even reduces high school dropout rates
A series of studies on the arts and education revealed a consistent causal link between performing texts in the classroom and the improvement of a variety of verbal skills, including especially significant increases in story recall and understanding of written material.
Drama can improve reading skills and comprehension better than many other activities.
High school students who are highly involved in drama demonstrate an elevated self-concept over those who are not involved .
Playwriting original works and dramatic presentation of existing works can help to build the self-esteem and communication skills of high school students.
When attending one of our performances, during our intermission,
you will have the opportunity to help continue to keep Theater Arts alive in our community;
by participating in our Scholarship raffle. All of the proceeds will go towards our scholarship.
The winner will receive for two complimentary tickets to our next show.
Raffle tickets are ONE for $1 or SIX for $5.
Please consider this worthy cause by purchasing a ticket during intermission.
Or you can donate on-line.