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August Wilson Monologue Competition

Deadline: Register by October 22, 2015. Students registering by October 8th will receive a free copy of an August Wilson play at the preliminary auditions!

The August Wilson Monologue Competition is a chance for high school youth to gain professional audition experience, meet other students from around Southern California and the bring the memorable characters of playwright August Wilson to life on stage. The first round of auditions will be held at Center Theatre Group in Downtown L.A. on November 14, 2015. Up to 50 students who participate in preliminary auditions will be invited to compete in the semi-final auditions, 12 of whom will advance on to the Regional Competition. The top three regional finishers will receive scholarships, master classes and the chance to compete nationally. You do not need formal acting experience to register; students of all experience levels are encouraged to participate. To learn more, see the Program FAQ. View the list of approved monologues for the 2015-16 competition here.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • High school student enrolled in grades 10, 11 or 12
  • Attending school in Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside or San Bernadino Counties
  • Must remain enrolled in school throughout the academic year and be no older than 19 on the day of the National Finals in May

APPLY: Fill out the online interest form to receive more information and registration documents.

CalArts Community Partnership Programs

Deadline: October 4, 2015

The CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP) offers free, after-school youth programming in music, theater, animation, film, photography and digital media in locations around Los Angeles. Program descriptions and schedule of classes are available here. Includes the Media Mashup Program, a 20-week program for high school youth to explore specific social issues through a variety of artistic media, including printmaking, stop-motion animation and digital video production at Self Help Graphics in Boyle Heights.

Eligibility Requirements:

Resident of L.A. County
Students in 5th-12th grade
Some programs have more specific age requirements (i.e. high school youth)
APPLY: Fill out the online application form. If you are applying for multiple programs, you only need to fill out the form once; just make sure to specify all programs you are interested in. The deadline to complete the form is October 4th, however admission for several programs is on a first-come, first-served basis, so you should try to complete the form as soon as possible.

Center Theatre Group Student Ambassador Program

Deadline: October 8, 2015

The Center Theatre Group Student Ambassador Program is for high school students who are curious about the arts and want to build leadership and teamwork skills. Student Ambassadors work with theater professionals and with one another on exciting projects to involve more young people in the Los Angeles arts community. This year’s ambassadors will work on one of four teams: Arts Education; Arts Advocacy; Community Engagement; and Young Artist Recognition. This is a six-month, approximately 60-hour program, including regularly scheduled meetings as well as occasional evening and weekend events. A $500 stipend will be provided upon completion of the program; students can also choose to receive community service / volunteer credit instead. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the program; however, free parking is available in the Music Center garage, and a Metro pass will be provided to participants who use public transit. See the program FAQ for more information.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Arts-interested high school students ages 13-18
  • Resident of L.A. County
  • No previous leadership or theater experience required

APPLY: Download the online application and submit in person or via email.

Grammy Camp

Deadline: Early Decision – October 22 (10% off tuition cost); Regular – March 31

GRAMMY Camp is a week-long, music industry program for students interested in pursuing a career in music. Students can apply for a number of different career tracks, like songwriting, audio engineering, music journalism and video production. (See the camp website for a full list of programs.) Campers participate in intensive workshops, meet industry professionals, visit cool music sites and collaborate on projects together. Tuition is $2,200 for the week-long program; however financial assistance is available to students with demonstrated need. For more information, see the GRAMMY Camp FAQ.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in grades 9-12

APPLY: Applications for GRAMMY Camp 2016 will be available online beginning in August. Applicants submit an application form and video essay. In addition, each career track has supplemental application requirements. With the application fee of $25, students can apply for as many career tracks as they want; however, they will only be able to participate in one if they are accepted. Students interested in a scholarship should also have a parent or guardian complete the online Financial Assistance form.

Samuels Family Latino and African American High School Internship Program (LA-HIP)

Deadline: January 31, 2016

LA-HIP is a summer research training and college preparatory program for Latino and African-American rising senior high school students from public schools in Los Angeles County. The overall goal is to provide students that have a genuine interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) with the opportunity to learn hands-on laboratory-based research and to promote their careers to become future scientists or physician scientists. Interns conduct their own research projects and also receive professional college and financial aid counseling to help them with the college application process.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled junior at a public high school
  • Resident of Los Angeles County
  • Genuine interest in STEM as evidenced by courses taken and extracurricular activities
  • Academically outstanding student
  • Committed to your education and rigorous learning

APPLY: The online application will be available beginning in October 2015. An unofficial transcript and recommendation from your science teacher or academic counselor is also required.

The Music Center Spotlight Program

Deadline: October 19, 2015

Spotlight is a nationally acclaimed scholarship and arts training program for high school students in the performing arts. Applying to Spotlight gives you the chance to attend master classes with professional artists in your chosen discipline, participate in the Spotlight Academy, have a live audition experience at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and win cash scholarships of up to $5,000. Students can apply to Spotlight in the following categories: acting, ballet, classical instrumental, classical voice, jazz instrumental, non-classical dance and non-classical voice. For more information, see the Spotlight FAQ or email spotlight@musiccenter.org.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Southern California high school student who attends a public, private, parochial, online or home school, completing high school curriculum (Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Riverside or San Bernardino counties)

APPLY: Access the online application form here. Application includes audition video. (SeeCategory Rules for specific audition video requirements for each program.) Applicants advancing to the second and semi-final rounds audition live.

United States Senate Youth Program

Deadline: October 2, 2015

The United States Senate Youth Program, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The 54th annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 5 – 12, 2016. Two student leaders from each state will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by Senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. All transportation, hotel and meal expenses will be provided by The Hearst Foundations. In addition, each delegate will also be awarded a $5,000 college scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled high school junior or senior
  • Resident of the United States
  • Currently serving in an elected or approved capacity in a student government, civic or educational organization
  • Nominated by high school principal

APPLY: Students must be nominated by their high school principal to be considered for USSYP. Students are unable to apply to the program directly. Each principal can nominate up to two students. Nominated students submit an application, including an outline of extracurricular activities and career goals, an unofficial transcript and the California Qualifying Examination.

For Principals: California state nominations are made through the California Department of Education. For more information, see the Dept. website or contact the state selection coordinator David Carriker at dcarriker@cde.ca.gov.