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Brooke Gorsica, a graduate of York High School, was recently awarded the Williamsburg Players’ 2015 McCulley-Scammon scholarship.
The scholarship, created in 1985, is offered to graduating or recently graduated high school students from 29 public and private schools throughout the Peninsula.
The winning student is awarded $2,000 over four years of college, provided they continue their studies in a theatrical field during that time.
The extensive selection process for the scholarship is broken into two sections.
First, students who meet the geographic criteria and have maintained at least a “B” average in school are invited to submit a number of written materials, including a brief essay, two letters of recommendation, and, in the case of playwrights, at least two examples of their works.
Candidates who make it through the first round of consideration then proceed the second phase, in which they are required to audition before and are be interviewed by a panel of judges with “extensive theatre expertise and experience,” according to a recent news release from the Williamsburg Players.
Gorsica plans to attend George Mason University, where she will study Theatre and Performing Arts.