Students who attend schools participating in the 2012 Freddy Awards program have a chance to win college scholarships and community awards.
The scholarship opportunities include:
Northampton Community College Scholarship: A $1,000 annual scholarship to a student who has been accepted by, and decides to attend, Northampton Community College. It's renewable for a
DeSales University Theatre Department Scholarship: A $2,500 annual scholarship to the theatre program, renewable for three years.
Centenary College Scholarship: A $5,000 annual scholarship for any student who majors in theatre, and is renewable for an additional six semesters provided the student is making satisfactory academic progress.
Muhlenberg College Scholarship: A $5,000 annual scholarship to the Department of Theatre & Dance, renewable for three years, to a student who has been accepted by and decides to attend Muhlenberg College.
Wilson Black Photography creates an opportunity for a student who plans to attend college with a major in technical theatreto receive a $500 scholarship toward his/her education in performing arts.
Internship opportunities include the Civic Theatre Emerging Young Director Award and Internship and the annual Express-Times Student Achievement Award, which includes a paid internship to The Express-Times.
Members of the community offering cash awards to schools and students receiving Freddy Awards include Pennsylvania Playhouse and Mary V. Turnbach.
Details and applications for all Freddy Scholarships & Community Awards can be found at www.freddyawards.org/category/scholarships-community-awards.
The State Theatre Freddy Awards program celebrates its 10 years of recognizing and rewarding exceptional accomplishments in the production and performance of musical theatre in high schools in Lehigh and Northampton counties in Pennsylvania, and Warren County, N.J.
The 2012 program will feature 29 schools.
Nominations will be announced live on WFMZ Channel 69 noon news on May 10.
The Freddys Awards program will culminate in a three-hour television awards ceremony on May 24 at the State Theatre in Easton.
In a partnership with WFMZ Channel 69, the show will be broadcast live from 7-10 p.m. on WFMZ-TV and on www.wfmz.com.