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The 2019 James C. Macdonald Performing Arts Scholarship Competition

Annually, the McLean Community Center recognizes the hard work and talent of young performing artists through The 2019 James C. Macdonald Performing Arts Scholarship Competition. Following a preliminary round and final round of competition, prizes (1st - $1,200, 2nd $800, and 3rd - $400) are awarded in each of four categories: dance, theatre, instrumental music and vocal music.


Who can apply: High school students who reside in the MCC tax district (Small District One A-Dranesville) are eligible to apply.


Application forms and information about the preliminary round will be available on this page in November 2018.

  • Students may enter in more than one category, but must submit an application form for each.
  • A nonrefundable, $20 fee is required for each application form submitted.

Application Deadline: Friday, Jan. 25 

Preliminary Round: Week of February 4th

Final Competition: Wednesday, Mar. 27, 8 p.m.


Information: Contact Danielle Van Hook at Danielle.VanHook@fairfaxcounty.gov