Walkers Rising Stars
One of the most recognized arts awards programs in the country, this year-long initiative assists high school juniors and seniors in honing audition and portfolio skills. Aided by expert advice along the way, you’ll compete for college scholarships in the categories of Culinary Arts, Dance, Instrumental, Theater, Visual Arts and Vocal Performance.
Since the inception of Walker’s Rising Stars, more than $900,000 in scholarships have been awarded to talented students in these disciplines. Former winners have gone on to star in and direct Broadway shows, appear on network television including the Tonight Show and the Grammy Awards, display their works in major galleries, and teach the next generation of students of the arts. The Pinellas Education Foundation partners with Pinellas County Schools to produce this stellar competition. Dr. Jeffrey Walker, the program’s original benefactor, remains a key partner, along with a number of corporate and community sponsors.
The Casting Class application is now closed and will reopen at the start of the next school year.