Equity Announces New Scholarship

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Actors’ Equity Foundation, the organization responsible for giving grants to over 150 nonprofit theaters and other arts institutions, as well as awards to deserving actors, just announced a new scholarship award for graduating high school students.

Established for an individual “who demonstrates excellence in the arts” at New York City’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music, Art and Performing Arts, the scholarship award’s inaugural recipient is Natahnya Alexander. A graduating senior, Alexander was selected by a panel of teachers headed by Sandra Faison, the school’s department chair. “We all immediately voted for Nathanya Alexander,” said Faison in a statement. “She is a lovely actress.”

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Alexander, who will be attending Borough of Manhattan Community College come fall, released a statement of her own. “I need a Plan B,” she said. “So I will be studying computer science while still looking to fulfill my dream of being a working actor here in New York.” Pursuing both areas of study will be much easier thanks to the Actors’ Equity Foundation’s help!

For more information on the Foundation and their efforts supporting the performing arts, visit www.actorsequityfoundation.org.

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