The Village Players is a non-profit community theatre group dedicated to offering entertainment, training and education in the performing arts. The group has been providing scholarships to deserving students since 1972, the second year of its existence. While the amount of available scholarship money varies, in recent years the membership has been giving several $1,000.00 awards to deserving applicants every spring. We would not be able to be so generous without the support of our patrons.

2017 Scholarship Recipients:

Taylor Rose Mickens (Springfield, MA) graduate of Springfield Central High School, studying Theatre at Hofstra University

Jarod Bakum (Wilbraham, MA) graduate of Minnechaug Regional High School, studying Musical Theatre at Hartt School of Music

Dan Kelly (East Longmeadow, MA) graduate of East Longmeadow High School, studying Theatre at Purchase College SUNY

Recipient of the John & Dee Moak Scholarship
Valerie Barbosa (Somers, CT) graduate of Somers High School, studying Music Industry at The College of Saint Rose

Christopher Perrone (Vernon, CT) graduate of Rockville High School and Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, studying Theatrical Production Arts - Lighting Design at Ithaca College

Front row: father of Valerie Barbosa, Christopher Perrone, Taylor Rose Mickens, Dan Kelly
Back row: mother of Valerie Barbosa, Scholarship Committee: Gus Rousseau (Chair), Angela Taylor, Shirley Warner, David Crowell (President)

David Crowell (President), Valerie Barbosa, Shirley Warner, mother of Valerie Barbosa

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