The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Marcus Performing Arts Center and Overture Center for the Arts are partnering with Rogers Behavioral Health to provide five $1,000 scholarships to students throughout the state of Wisconsin in the recently announced national Dear Evan Hansen "You Will Be Found" College Essay Writing Challenge
. Designed for current high school juniors and seniors, and to align with the Common Application for college admissions, this national essay challenge also includes the opportunity to receive an additional $10,000 college scholarship at the national level, funded by Dear Evan Hansen lead producer Stacey Mindich.
11th and 12th grade students are asked to respond to the following essay prompt:
Dear Evan Hansen, at its core, is a story about connection. During the past year, connection has never been more integral to our daily lives, yet we find ourselves in a moment where it requires more creativity than ever to maintain. In your essay, describe how you've managed to ensure those around you were a little less alone in recent months - or, alternatively, a moment where you yourself have found comfort in connection.
Deadline is 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, April 5, 2021. Winners of the five statewide scholarships will be announced in early May. The winner of the national challenge will be announced on Monday, May 10.
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY.