RED BANK – The Count Basie Theatre has announced four arts impact scholarships to be awarded at the 11th annual Basie Awards, the theatre’s celebration and recognition of excellence and achievement in high school theatre, taking place on Wednesday, May 18. Tickets to this year’s ‘Basies’ go on sale Friday, March 13th at noon through, phone charge at 732-842-9000 and the theatre box office.

This year, the Basie will proudly offer four scholarships: the Moser-Taboada Arts Impact Scholarship, the Monmouth Medical Center – Barnabas Health Arts Impact Scholarship, the Monmouth County Freeholders’ Basie Scholarship for Continuing Education and the new Siciliano Landscape Company Arts Impact Scholarship. The Monmouth County Freeholders’ scholarship will be awarded to a student attending a New Jersey-based college in the fall.

Students may apply for all four scholarships by visiting, filling out the application form and creating an official entry packet, consisting of an essay, resume and three personal recommendations.

“We’re proud that Basie supporters like the Moser-Taboada law firm, Barnabas Health – Monmouth Medical Center, the Monmouth County Freeholders and Siciliano Landscape Company share our belief that the arts have an indelible impact on all aspects of life, especially higher learning,” said Adam Philipson, Count Basie Theatre President & CEO.

“The arts are an important part of life, and love, and learning,” said Karen Siciliano, President and Owner of Siliciliano Landscape Company. “Students should have the opportunity for the arts to impact their education, their careers and their place in the world. Siciliano Landscape Company is proud to sponsor this scholarship and award a deserving student in our community.”

For more information about the Arts Impact Scholarships, the Basie Awards or other Count Basie Theatre events, contact Jonathan Vena at [email protected] / 732-224-8778 x 107


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