The Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization provides scholarships for lessons in vocal instruction, dance, acting, and instrumental music for children with a financial need ages 7-18. There is no cost to the parent, guardian or student for these lessons. Students 18 years of age must be attending high school. Scholarship recipients will receive lessons throughout the school year or take workshops during the summer. College audition preparation is also available. Students will participate in lessons at local studios within their community.
Performing arts education helps to increase motor and cognitive skills, but also teaches students leadership, teamwork, responsibility, independence, creativity, and increases self-esteem.
In order to be considered for a scholarship the parent/guardian must complete an application and meet certain financial requirements. The Foundation Advisory Committee will review all eligibility and submissions. This Committee is compromised of performing arts educators, accomplished actors and singers, social workers, business owners, theatre enthusiasts, as well as other professionals within the local community that have a love for the arts. Once a student is accepted into the program the Foundation will then pair the scholarship recipient with a participating local performing arts studio.
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Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application form or if you have any questions.