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. This past year, SPARC awarded $9,400 to deserving students from the Class of 2023! 


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

Scholarship Application   


The Mary Snieckus Scholarships
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. This award is meant to recognize students who have shown dedication, leadership and passion both on and off the stage.

2023 Mary Snieckus Scholarship Recipients, Lilly Espeland and Matt Hecker.





Technical Theater Scholarships
in memory of Benjamin Zukoff
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.Ben passed away in January of 2013, just before his 21st birthday, after a valiant battle with cancer.
This scholarship is awarded to students who best personify 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 Technical Theater Scholarship in memory of Benjamin Zukoff was first awarded in the Spring of 2013.
2023 Benjamin Zukoff Scholarship Recipient Allie Bamford with Mimi Zukoff.
Tristan Guenther, the other recipient, is not pictured. 
Standing Ovation Scholarships
SPARC's Standing Ovation Scholarships recognize students who have demonstrated both leadership and excellence in the areas of Speech & Debate, Drama and Technical Theater.

2023 Standing Ovation Scholarship Recipients from left: Emilia Moretti, Emily Leuenberger,
Henry Reising, Zachary Siegel, and Ella Szabados.
Curtain Call Scholarships
SPARC's Curtain Call Scholarships recognize students who have exemplified mentorship and achievement in the performing arts.
2023 Curtain Call Scholarship Recipients Samantha Barbato, Ally Lipschitz, Brooke Campbell,
Rachel Quartuccio, and Olivia Baldwin. Not pictured Eli Markowitz. 

2023 Scholarship Recipients

Mary Snieckus Scholarships
Lilly Espeland
Matt Hecker

Technical Theater
Scholarships in memory of Benjamin Zukoff
Allie Bamford
Tristan Guenther

Standing Ovation Scholarships
Emily Leuenberger
Emilia Moretti
Henry Reising
Zachary Siegel
Ella Szabados
Curtain Call Scholarships
Olivia Baldwin
Samantha Barbato
Brooke Campbell
Ally Lipschitz
Eli Markowitz
Rachel Quartuccio