A performance provides a slice of time where we forget about race, war, poverty and the myriad of things in life that can seem daunting.
For that moment we all come together and we are one.
My hope is for this scholarship to encourage those with a special talent to keep the arts alive and to never have them fade away. - Mary Doctor
The Mary Doctor Performing Arts Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Mary Doctor, an astute Charlotte area business owner and a tremendous supporter of young people and Blumenthal Performing Arts.
At the discretion of the Mary Doctor Performing Arts Scholarship Committee, two Charlotte Region high school seniors are selected each year to receive annually renewable scholarships of up to $10,000 each. The two annual recipients are selected among applicants who demonstrate:
- financial need
- academic ability
- above-average ability and great interest in one or more areas of the performing arts
- plans to pursue an undergraduate degree (to major) in a discipline related to the performing arts (e.g. music, dance, theatre, technical theatre, arts administration and teaching)
- acceptance by a university or college with an established performing arts program
- enrollment or preparation to enroll as a full-time student (at least 12 credit hours)