BALTIMORE, April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Maryland public school students in the performing arts seeking assistance to enhance their educational training may apply to The Scarborough Foundation for special scholarships or grants during the organization's 2019 open application period beginning now through May 6th. All applications must be received by the deadline. Auditions will be held by the end of May. Interested students should visit https://thescarboroughfoundation.org. to apply online or call 410-655-8198.
The Scarborough Foundation awards scholarships and grants to assist in the educational advancement of Maryland public school students who display extraordinary natural abilities in music, dance, theater and the recording arts and sciences. Performing arts students from elementary, middle school, and 9th to 11th grade in high school are eligible to apply. Scholarships and grants are customized to the particular needs of each individual student and presented as a one time gift, paid directly to the organization providing the course of study or training. A selection committee determines which students will receive scholarships or grants. The recipients will then be recognized at the annual awards event on July 3, 2019.
The Scarborough Foundation was established by R&B vocalist and musical artist Alton McClain Scarborough, best known for her Top 40 hit "It Must Be Love", with the group Alton McClain and Destiny. She created the Foundation in honor of her late husband, Grammy-winning songwriter/producer Skip Scarborough, to ensure that students who want to enhance their natural talent and pursue a career in the performing arts will not be hindered by a lack of financial resources.
A Baltimore native, Scarborough's inspiration to create the foundation was the result of her own early experience. She remembers wanting to learn to play the violin in the school band as a seventh-grader, but was unable to because her family could not afford to buy or rent one. She decided then and there that one day, she would have a place where a student would not be prevented from renting an instrument because of a lack of funds. Establishing The Scarborough Foundation is the realization of that lifelong vision and early youthful dream. "I believe in dreams! As a child, I dreamt of becoming a singer. That dream came true. I also wished for a way to help children begin to live their dreams. The Scarborough Foundation is that dream coming true. For me, helping other young people reach their goals and fulfill their dreams is the fruit of a vision being realized and a legacy being honored," states Scarborough.
For further information on the Foundation, or Alton and Skip Scarborough, please visit https://thescarboroughfoundation.org or call 410-655-8198.
SOURCE The Scarborough Foundation