Scholarships

Applications

Scholarship applications for 2022 are now being accepted!

HP Scholarship 2022

Deadline

Deadline for 2022 scholarships is February 14

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Hartford Union High School Students

Please also consider applying for our endowed scholarship through the HUHS Scholarship Foundation Inc. program.

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.

2021’s Recipients:

Victoria "Tia" Burns

Victoria "Tia" Burns

Film

Tia is a senior at HUHS, and plans to attend The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, majoring in Film. Tia has provided numerous hours of volunteer work within the Hartford Community. Her work includes running lights and sound for choir concerts, student-directing the high school plays and Musicals, and technical work with the Hartford Players and the Erin Alumni Musical. Tia is an incredibly creative student, and recently filmed, edited, and directed a 30-minute short film. In addition to her love for theatre and film, Tia has been involved with the high school math club and was an ambassador for the French school exchange program.
Richard Becker

Richard Becker

Music Education

Richard is a sophomore at Xavier University, majoring in Music Education. Richard has been involved with the Hartford Players, both onstage and off, since he was in elementary school. He has acted on stage and volunteered his time and expertise in sound and lighting design for numerous HP Productions. He was awarded the Footlights Award for Outstanding Sound Design (non-professional category) for Hartford Players 2018 production of “Guys and Dolls.” He attended Marquette University High School and received the “Excellence in Vocal Music” award in 2019 This past year, he has co-founded the Xavier University Barbershop Club, sings, plays, and mixes sound/lights for Sunday Liturgy, and is also treasurer of the XU Chapter of the Music Teachers National Association.

2020’s Recipients:

Ashley Kreft

Ashley Kreft

Music Education and Music Performance

Ashley Kreft is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, majoring in Music Education, where she studies flute and saxophone. In addition to her musical pursuits, she has a passion for horses, participating in equestrian activities, where she is certified to teach, lead, assist and rate other riders in the United States Pony Clubs.

Brady Hattori

Brady Hattori

Musical Theatre

Brady Hattori, a sophomore at UW-Platteville, is a Fine Arts major with an emphasis in musical theatre.  In addition to his passion for theatrical work and numerous shows with the Hartford Players, he is a National Champion in competitive dance in his age division. 

Izzy McCauley

Izzy McCauley

Education, Musical Theatre

Izzy McCauley is a senior at HUHS, and plans to attend Concordia University Wisconsin, majoring in Education with a minor in Musical Theatre.  She has been heavily involved in local music, dance and theatre during her time at HUHS, including serving as the Erin Alumni Musical Director. 

HUHS Foundation Scholarship Endowed by the Hartford Players

2021 Recipient

Irene Wilson

Irene Wilson

Music Education

Irene is a Senior at HUHS. She plans to attend the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and major in Music Education. She participates in several extracurricular activities, including being a varsity swimmer for 4 years, and team captain for 2 She has gone to State all 4 years and placed in the top 10 of all high school swimmers each year. Irene has been a Color Guard member for 4 years (Captain for 2), and is a first chair oboist in the Symphonic Band. She is a Concert Choir member and has performed in the fall musicals and spring plays. She sang with the State Honors Choir twice, and at the UWM Vocal Arts Festival.

Previous Recipient

Miranda Parker

Miranda Parker

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