Every year, Grand Island Little Theatre (GILT) awards at least one scholarship to a graduating senior from one of the local area high schools or a current college student. To qualify, the student needs ONE of the following:
• has been involved with GILT
• is planning on pursuing a Fine Arts degree in college
• has been involved with performing arts in high school Applications MUST be postmarked by the deadline.
An independent committee reviews the applications (with names removed), and ranks them 1 to 5 with 1 being the highest. The applicant receiving the highest number of first place rankings is awarded the scholarship. If the Scholarship Committee deems it appropriate for more than one scholarship to be awarded in any one given year, the Board will vote on it.
The GILT scholarship was officially named the Catherine Fosket Memorial Scholarship, to honor a long-time member of Grand Island Little Theatre. Catherine gave of herself to the theatre. She loved the theatre and was a volunteer in the truest sense of the word.Rarely appearing on stage, Catherine preferred to work behind the scenes as, director, stage crew, box office, props, whatever needed to be done. It was her belief that everyone should be exposed to the thrill and excitement of theatre.The GILT scholarship is given to those individuals who have shown their commitment and dedication to the continuing advancement of the Arts. After all, the world would be a bland place without the arts! The Grand Island Little Theatre has always been very proud of its youth.
Scholarship applications will be provided to schools in Wood River, St. Paul, St. Libory, Central City, Palmer, Aurora, Cairo and Doniphan. Or you can download one here. Download Scholarship Application [pdf]
|2011-2012||Christina Zarek||Northwest High School|
|2011-2012||Michael Cantrell||Northwest High School|
|2010-2011||Chris Heineman||GI Senior High School|
|2009-2010||Jenna Manley||GI Senior High School|
|2008-2009||Caitlynn Schwen||GI Senior High School|
|2008-2009||Josh Huls||Northwest High School|
|2007-2008||Ryne S. Miller||GI Senior High School|
|2006-2007||Aranea Spencer||Grand Island Central Catholic|
|2005-2006||Paul Hansen||Northwest High School|
|2005-2006||Lindsay Zana||GI Senior High School|
|2004-2005||Bryon Hunt||GI Senior High School|
|2003-2004||Jenna Huffman||Grand Island Central Catholic|