Bill Mastro Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1998 to honor a Gateway veteran and good friend who embodied the true spirit of community theater.

Attention Local High School Seniors!

Applications for the $500 Bill Mastro Memorial Scholarship are now available at The Barn. Application Deadline is April 1.

This scholarship is awarded to a college-bound graduating senior who is a Gateway member. The scholarship is presented at graduation time, with the check awarded at the January Twizzlers Award Banquet.


1. All applicants must be a graduating senior, going on to college.
2. All applicants must be a member in good standing of Gateway Players.
3. All applicants must provide a resume including all Gateway shows they have been involved in. List roles and backstage jobs (including stage crew, lights, sound, makeup, costumes, props, production or direction assistant,set).
4. All applicants must write an essay on "What Gateway has meant to me".
5. All applicants should provide a list of arts involvement outside of Gateway if applicable (school chorus, drama, band, etc.)

The scholarship will be awarded based on the following point system (also taking into account the essay and, if necessary, a personal interview):

50 points - all scholarship application information complete and accurate
2 points - each year active in Gateway
2 points - per show for acting on stage
2 points- per show involved backstage
5 points - if involved with an arts program outside of Gateway

Application materials will be reviewed and a personal interview may be required. Scholarships will be announced by June 1st and awarded at the start of the second college semester with proof of attendance. Complete applications must be submitted by April 1st. For more information, contact Patricia Haddock at Gateway (508-764-4531).

Past Recipients:
1998 - Rebecca Lambrecht - SHRHS
1999- Dawn Guy - SHRHS
1999- Scott Metras - St. John's HS
2000- Susan Day - Southbridge HS
2001- Christopher Mullen
2002- Mark Lammert - Southbridge HS
2003- Allison Reed
2004- Lissa Wilson
2006 - Ruby Pontbriand - SHRHS
2007 - Tyler Morrill - Southbridge HS
2009 - Shelby Morrill - Southbridge HS
2010 - Shawn Corkum
2011 - Matthew Brady
2012 - Nathan Ferron
2013 - ----
2014 - Cheyenne Grenier - Southbridge HS
2016 - Mikayla O'Brien
2017 - Jessica Gelineau - Shepard Hill High School


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