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Jason Siebert Memorial Award

Headshot_2.jpgJason Siebert was a devoted Segerstrom Center employee who tragically passed away in 2008. As a lasting tribute to his life and work, the Center established the Jason Siebert Memorial Award. This award will be distributed each year to assist an Orange County public school, an Orange County public school educator and/or an Orange County non-profit organization to expand and improve their important work.

Each academic year, Segerstrom Center for the Arts is awarding $2100 in programming through the Jason Siebert Award to a school, teacher or organization that has identified a specific challenge or need for which they are interested in addressing and/or exploring creative solutions through the arts. Please check back for the release of the new application on September 9. 

The Center's Arts Teach Scholarship Program 

Do you book two or more assemblies a year? 

The Center's Arts Teach scholarships are offered in an effort to help organizations bring world class performances to their sites and to encourage teachers to integrate the educational content of live performances into their classrooms. Wells Fargo has made it possible for Segerstrom Center for the Arts to offer $250 scholarship credit to qualifying Southern California organizations to be used toward their next Arts Teach assembly.

Who is Eligible? 

All public and private schools, community and non-profit organizations as well as libraries are eligible to apply to earn credit on assembly performances. Private parties do not qualify.Workshops and family nights are not eligible. 

Scholarship Credit
# of assemblies
booked per year
# of completed scholarship
applications and projects
Amount of scholarship
credit you can earn
1 1 $250
3-4 2 $500
5-6 3 $750
7+ 4 $1000

How to Apply: 

  1. At least 15 Days before the assembly submit:

  2. You have 30 days past the performance date or until June 15th, whichever comes first, to submit the following:

    • evaluation forms completed by each teacher/staff member who attended the assembly

    • student projects from at least one class (see "Scholarship Projects" below for more information) 

    • the project submission form (that describes the students' projects)

Scholarship Projects: 

Scholarship projects are intended to reinforce the educational benefits of the performance by encouraging students to extend what they learned about the art form or other subjects addressed during the assembly through the use of the visual and performing arts, creative writing or other forms of creative expression. Teachers may design their own follow-up projects or choose from the list of suggestions below. Projects may focus on ties to other curriculum areas such as history or science and should complement instructional goals. Thank you letters and notes stating students' favorite part of the assembly are not acceptable scholarship projects. The quality of the student projects will be a determining factor in determining which schools receive the scholarship credit.

List of Scholarship Projects Ideas: 

  • Video of students performing a readers theater, skit, dance or song that relates to the assembly 

  •  A visual art piece representing the culture of the art form presented in the assembly (i.e. African masks, Native American baskets, etc.)

  • Handmade instruments that replicate those played by the performers (drums, clapper sticks, etc.) along with a description of how the students played them in class or pictures of the students playing them

  • Pictures or video of students performing a tableau or skit retelling the plot, authors purpose or moral of the assembly

  • Video, pictures or student writing demonstrating how students learned a dance or song similar to one presented during the assembly

  • Have students use the writing skills they are learning in class (such as summarizing, cause and effect, expository writing, etc.) to write about topics presented during the assembly. Here are a few ways this can be done: writing a poem about the performance, explaining what would happen next if the assembly had a sequel, or writing a book to teach another class about the art form or moral of the assembly. Make sure to mention on the project submission form what writing skills students practiced while doing this project.

  • Or, think of your own way to demonstrate how the students extended the learning from the assembly into their classroom.

Additional Information: 

  • If you are notified that you earned a scholarship credit that credit needs to be used during the school year in which it was earned. 

  • All scholarships must be applied for and comply with conditions stated on the application form. Scholarship funds are limited and are not guaranteed. The quality of the student projects and the financial needs of the institution are factors taken into consideration when determining which organizations will receive a scholarship. No applications will be accepted once the scholarship funding limit is reached this fiscal year.

  • All documents, materials and projects submitted as part of this program become property of Segerstrom Center for the Arts and are not available for return. All projects, photos, video may be used the Center (on their website, etc.) unless otherwise notified by the organization contact. Exemplary projects will be displayed at the Center's annual Showcase event. 

  • Full payment for the performance needs to be mailed to SCFTA at least 15 days prior to the performance date, unless otherwise specified by the Center.

  • Questions? Please call 714-556-2122 x 4310

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