Theater, Journalism Students Can Apply for $2,000 Jack Zink Memorial Scholarships

Theater, Journalism Students Can Apply for $2,000 Jack Zink Memorial Scholarships

Jack Zink

By Sharon Aron Baron

College-bound seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to theater or journalism can apply now for a 2022 Jack Zink Memorial Student Scholarships.

For more than three decades, Jack Zink was employed as an entertainment editor, columnist, critic, and reporter at each of South Florida’s major newspapers: The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Miami Herald, The Palm Beach Post & Evening Times, and The Fort Lauderdale News.

Zink, who died in 2008 at 61, was also the founder and a past president of the Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s Theatre & Arts Honors, a past president of The American Theatre Critics Association.

Jeff Kiltie, board president of the Carbonell Awards, announced on Tuesday that the nonprofit organization is now accepting applications from college-bound high school students.

One winner from each of the three area counties: Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach receives a $2,000 Jack Zink scholarship.

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The selection process is chaired by Carbonell Vice President Javier Siut, a member of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Applicant must be a resident of Broward, Miami-Dade, or Palm Beach County.
  • Applicant must be nominated by a mentor from school or theatre (no parents and no self-nominations).
  • If selected, the applicant must be accepted into college to pursue a degree in theatre or journalism.

Timeline:

  • A completed application must be submitted no later than February 7, 2022.
  • The interview/audition for scholarship finalists will be held on Sunday, March 13, 2022, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
  • The three winning scholarship winners will be honored at the annual Carbonell Awards Celebration in late Fall 2022.

Since 1978, the Carbonell Awards has given out more than $110,000 in scholarships to winning applicants. Applications and guidelines for the 2022 Jack Zink Memorial Student Scholarships are available online at www.carbonell.org.

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Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron
Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views, and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs and the rest of South Florida.

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