Information and deadlines for 2020 Scholarships will be released in December, 2019.
The Don Friedemann Memorial Scholarship
The Hartford Players, Ltd. theatrical organization exists not only to bring the best in theatre to our community, but also to promote the arts of the future through scholarships. Each spring, we award two scholarships to worthy students who will be pursuing post-secondary degrees in the arts.
Music Education and Music Performance
Ashley Kreft is from Allenton, Wisconsin and attends Slinger High School. She is actively involved in any and all music activities within the school district. Ashley plays flute and piccolo in the SHS Wind Ensemble and pit band, plays tenor saxophone in the SHS Jazz Ensemble, acts as a drum major for the SHS Marching band, and sings in the SHS Chamber Singers. Not only is she involved with school music events, but Ashley also is an active member of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra in the Chamber Flute Ensemble and Philharmonia. She is an avid horseback rider that competes with the United States Pony Club and also teaches younger youth about the sport. Ashley greatly enjoys teaching youth about music and horses along with spending her free time volunteering in the community. She will be attending the University of Eau Claire in fall for music education and music performance degrees.
Journalism or Psychology
Jacob Loosen is from Hartford, Wisconsin. Throughout his years in school, he was heavily involved with choir, musicals, and student council. Jacob was a member of the 2017 and 2018 WSMA State Honors Choirs, and received Jerry Award nominations for his performances in Hartford Union High School’s 2017 and 2018 musicals. Jacob is attending the University of Minnesota Twin Cities this fall, pursuing a major in Journalism or Psychology, with a minor in music.
HUHS Foundation Scholarship Endowed by the Hartford Players
Musical Theater and Dance
Miranda Parker, HUHS class of 2019, will be attending UWM in the fall to pursue a BFA in Musical Theatre and a BFA in Dance. Miranda has been dancing most of her life, and she has been a part of competitive dance team since the age of 8. She has had the opportunity to study with Jo Rowan at OCU, and was selected to attend summer intensives with the Milwaukee Ballet and the Radio City Hall Rockettes. Miranda has always loved musicals, but didn’t get the chance to participate in them until high school. She was a member of the musical casts all four years of high school. She was named the dance captain for two years, and garnered the lead role of “Audrey” in Little Shop of Horrors her senior year. During the past four years, she also volunteered numerous hours as choreographer and later a director to bring a middle school musical production to Erin School. In high school, she was involved in Student Council, Model UN, National Honor Society, Hartford Chronicle, and the Math Team.
Thank you again and again for your financial support over the last four years, but also for the emotional support you have given me since my very first Hartford Players Show…Scholarship Recipient
Dear Hartford Players, I would like to thank you so much for awarding me the Don Friedemann Scholarship. I greatly appreciate that you chose me and enjoyed my advertising campaign. If you need any help …please call. Thank you!Scholarship Recipient
This semester was definitely a challenge, but I managed to stay on top and maintain my 4.0. I am pretty proud to say I’ve accomplished that with 2 jobs, 15 credits, extra curricular activities (Habitat for Humanity), two majors, and a minor. As I am proceeding onward in my education, my passion for the arts seems to grow. I am excited for what the future holds. Again, thank you for your generous donation to my education, I truly appreciate it, and would not be where I am without your contribution. Thank You!Scholarship Recipient