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Kevin Moore, President and Artistic Director

126 North Main Street, Suite 300

Dayton, Ohio 45402

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Supporting a new generation of talent

Stephen SchwartzIn September 2007, The Human Race Theatre Company created a scholarship that honors the musical theatre legend Stephen Schwartz - composer of Godspell, Pippin, The Baker's Wife, Children of Eden, Working, Wicked - and The Human Race's regional premiere of SNAPSHOTS: A Musical Scrapbook. The Stephen Schwartz Musical Theatre Scholarship is designed to support singer/actors in the greater Dayton area who are training for a career in musical theatre.

"We are so excited to recognize the incredible lifetime of work by Stephen Schwartz while assisting talented young performers from our region," stated Human Race Producing Artistic Director Kevin Moore. "With the founding support of Tim and Char Scroggins, and many additional gifts, to date we have awarded over $30,000 worth of scholarships to 37 very talented students."

"The musical theatre survives and flourishes only with the infusion of new talent," said award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz. "I've always tried to support and encourage emerging talent, and so I am proud and excited to have this scholarship named for me."

For 2016, The Human Race offered a $1,500 college student award and a $1,000 high school student award.

The application deadline for the 2016 scholarships was Friday, February 26, 2016 at 4:00 pm EST.

All applicants must have a permanent address in Montgomery County or one of seven contiguous counties (Preble, Darke, Miami, Clark, Greene, Warren or Butler) or be currently enrolled at a college or high school in one of the eight counties previously listed.

The winners will be selected based upon their application, letter of recommendation and their video submission. All materials must be received by the deadline in order to be considered. Winners must be available for a public appearance in the Dayton area.

If you are interested in donating to the Schwartz Scholarship fund, please contact Vice President–Development John Faas at (937) 461-3823, ext. 3111 or john@humanracetheatre.org.



2016 Scholarship Winners


Jasmine Easler,
Wright State University

Brianna Russ,
Archbishop Alter High School

Previous Scholarship Winners




Mimi Klipstine,
Wright State University

Rachel Woeste,
Archbishop Alter High School



Carly Snyder of Centerville High School and Andrew Quiett of Wright State University with Stephen Schwartz.
Photo courtesy of Wright State University.



Erin Ullman,
Centerville High School

Zachary Jordan Steele,
Wright State University



Mimi Klipstine Dick, Interlochen Arts Academy
with Producing Artistic Director Kevin Moore

Alexandra Finke, University of Michigan
with Kevin Moore



Charity Farrell, Wright State University
with Stephen Schwartz and Kevin Moore

Andrew Koslow, University of Oklahoma
with Stephen Schwartz and Kevin Moore

Finalists with Stephen Schwartz
(l to r) Rachel Jones, Hilary Fingerman, Charlie Mann, Kelsey Hopkins, Schwartz, Charity Farrell, Alexandra Sunderhaus, Andrew Koslow



James C. Blanchard,
Cincinnati Christian High School

Jason Slattery,
Baldwin-Wallace College

Finalists with Stephen Schwartz
(l to r): Brandon Michael Fleming, high school winner James C. Blanchard (Cincinnati Christian High School), Kelsey Celek, Lucian Smith, Schwartz, Will Hutcheson, Lindsay Flick, Annabeth Kane, college winner Jason Slattery (Baldwin-Wallace College)



(l to r): Jason Slattery, J.J. Tiemeyer, college winner Jerome Doerger (Wright State University), Eric Byrd, Lindsay Flick, high school winner Alexandra Finke (Alter High School), Katelyn Yeager, Andrew Koslow