North Shore Players Association Scholarship


The North Shore Players, a Danvers-based community theatre company, announces its annual memorial scholarship award. The scholarship was originally established to honor the memory of Viola J. Patten, a multi – talented member of the North Shore Players. It was changed in 1994 to include the departed and beloved founding members Barbara Hannon and Polly Jenkins. This scholarship will be granted to a graduating senior who plans to major in the performing arts (theatre, music, dance) and is currently attending Andover, Beverly,
Danvers, Georgetown, Hamilton-Wenham Regional, Lynn Classical, Lynn English, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Masconomet, North Andover, Peabody, Salem or Swampscott High School.

We are also accepting applications from home schooled students from the communities represented above. However, if the applicant has  been a member of the North Shore Players, or a parent of the applicant has been a member of the North Shore Players for at least the past 2 years, then the applicant may be a senior at any high school.

The North Shore Players Memorial Scholarship for the Performing Arts committee will accept up to three applications per school. If, in the  discretion of the committee, there is no appropriate candidate, it reserves the right to hold the scholarship over until the following year.

This same Scholarship applications can be downloaded from our website: All applicants must meet the criteria as outlined in the scholarship application.

Applications must be accompanied by:
1.  letter of reference from school teacher, administrator, adviser etc.
2. A letter of recommendation from someone outside of the school.
3. A copy of high school transcript.
4. An essay on choice of major, including reason for the choice.

The deadline for filing the application is April 15, 2024. The scholarship is $750 (or more)

Please print out, then fully fill in this application and then mail it and other above mentioned completed
documents to:

The North Shore Players Memorial Scholarship Committee
c/o Hal Morse
14A Berry St.
Danvers, MA 01923

For an application, click North Shore Players Memorial Scholarship