SPARC awards scholarships to graduating seniors who contributed significantly to the performing arts at Summit High School, primarily through their participation in theater, Speech and Debate, STEP and related performing arts classes, clubs and events. Last year, SPARC awarded $9,000 to deserving students from the Class of 2020! 


There are two types of scholarships available.  To apply, simply download and carefully complete the Scholarship Application.

Scholarship Application  



The Mary Snieckus Scholarship Awards
The Mary Snieckus Scholarship Fund was established in November 2001, in memory of parent Mary Snieckus, who was a loving proponent of and active volunteer within the performing arts programs in the district. These awards are meant to recognize students who have shown dedication, leadership and passion both on and off the stage.

The Benjamin Zukoff Technical Theatre Scholarship

Benjamin Robert Zukoff (SHS 2010) was a student of quiet strength and kindness who made significant contributions to technical theater at SHS.  Ben was dedicated to his craft, but also emerged as a leader and role model for younger participants.
This scholarship is awarded to one student who best personifies the spirit and commitment of Ben in his or her involvement with technical theater.  The recipient will have made a significant contribution to technical theater through leadership, passion and character. The Benjamin Zukoff Technical Theater Scholarship was first awarded in the Spring of 2013.

2020 Scholarship Recipients

Benjamin Zukoff Technical Theater Award
Beatrice Halper

Mary Snieckus Awards
Caroline Abut
Iain Alvidrez
SPARC Leadership Awards
Pat Bauman
Ryan Colon
Arden Dooley
Tim Erday
Katie Evenson
Grace Hauer
Maddie Lumelleau
Alex Supran
Charlotte Wesson
SPARC Achievement Awards
Rena Gabber
A'Nyla Jean
Owen McTernan
Isabel Reyes
Grace Weinberg