The Amy Winehouse Foundation is offering one full scholarship for the Sylvia Young Theatre School – one of the UK’s best known theatre schools – to commence from September 2012 until the successful applicant reaches official school-leaving age.
As is well known, Amy was a student at the London-based school in the mid-1990s, and it was her connection with the school that started her off on the road to success.
The Amy Winehouse Foundation has been set up in part to help those who are financially disadvantaged. This scholarship would therefore enable such a person the chance to join this prestigious school.
Applicants will be grouped according to age, with auditions being split into three vocational subjects as part of a Workshop Session. These subjects are Drama, Singing and Dance.
Applicants will need to complete an online registration form, with a registered payment of £5 per applicant – to cover administration costs for the school – required during the registration process.
The first round of auditions will take place on Saturday April 21 and Sunday April 22, with a Recall audition, should the applicant be selected to attend, occurring on Sunday April 29.
A Final audition, for those lucky few to get this far, will be held on Wednesday May 2.
Auditions are being held for the following year groups, and the applicants must be born within these dates:
Year 7 in September 2012, 01/09/2000 – 31/08/2001
Year 8 in September 2012, 01/09/1999 – 31/08/2000
The closing date for applications is Thursday April 12. The scholarship awards do not cover the following: boarding fees and travel fares. These must be met by the parent/guardian, although external exams and a uniform allowance will be provided by the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
As part of the ‘Means testing’ process, applicants will need to submit a letter explaining their financial status, and why this would be an opportunity that they would otherwise not be able to afford. This will take place during the audition process, with applicants also required to take a full academic test.
Registration can be completed here: www.regonline.co.uk/amywinehousescholarship