Scholarships

Harry K. Berkheiser, Jr.  Scholarship

The Harry K. Berkheiser Jr. Scholarship is awarded to a Bergen County high school senior who has a true passion for and will be furthering his/her higher education in Theatre, Film, Television, or Communications.  Named for educator and founding STC member, the late Harry K. Berkheiser, Jr., this monetary scholarship is intended for students who show a true commitment and dedication to these branches of the arts.

This year's winner is David Merkle, a senior at Glen Rock High School.  David is very active in his school’s theatre scene having performed in all the musical and dramatic productions in his four years and serving as an officer on the Theatre Company’s board.  Most recently he played The Beast in  Beauty and the Beast, Maxwell Smart in Get Smart,  and as two different characters, Joe Gargery and Herbert Pocket, in Great Expectations.  For his school’s recent show, Romance & Reverie: An Evening of One-Act Plays, David was a student director for the play Arabian Nights by David Ives, which was selected by his school’s theatre program to perform at the Bergen Community College Teen Arts Festival next month.  When he’s not working with the theatre company, David spends much of his time writing.  David acts as the Editor-in-Chief of Glen Rock High School’s literary magazine, Mobius, and is an active participant in his school’s Playwriting Residency with Kean University.  Of all his arts involvement, David is most passionate about writing and storytelling, and he’s thrilled to be continuing his education next year at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a major in Dramatic Writing.  David would to like to thank Skyline for this recognition and scholarship.​

The $1,000 cash scholarship is awarded annually each spring. Details for 2016 to come.

Thomas C. Arthur Scholarship

The Thomas C. Arthur Scholarship, named for STC’s first outstanding apprentice, is awarded to a Skyline Theatre Company apprentice who shows tremendous dedication to Skyline, maturity, focus, and growth as a young artist. It consists of a $500 cash award and is given out when the Apprentice Program produces a worthy recipient.

Past Berkheiser Winners

Past Arthur Scholarship Winners