The Stage/Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts scholarship winners 2017
Eleven-year-old Kalila Khan, from Hainault in Essex, and Ellie Rose Eames, also 11, from Rochester in Kent, have received 100% awards (each worth £64,875).
In addition, Eva-Marie Saffrey (10, from East London) has won a 75% scholarship (worth £48,656), while 12-year-old Ben Perkins, from Tolworth in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, has also received a 75% award (worth £38,925).
Kalila said: “I feel so privileged to have this amazing opportunity and I can’t thank The Stage and Italia Conti enough. Receiving this scholarship brings me one step closer to reaching my dreams and I am so excited to experience everything Italia Conti has to offer.”
Ellie Rose said: “When I received the news that I had been awarded The Stage Scholarship, I cried. Attending Italia Conti is a dream come true for me, I’m so excited and cannot wait to start school in September. I am very lucky to have been given such an amazing opportunity.”
Eva-Marie said: “It feels like all my dreams are coming true at once. Winning a scholarship with Italia Conti is all I ever wanted. I’m the happiest little girl alive and I’m looking forward to my new school. I would like to offer Italia Conti a big thank you for giving me this amazing opportunity.”
Ben said: “I couldn’t believe it when I read the letter to say I had got a scholarship to Italia Conti. I watched School for Stars a lot when I was little. I have always wanted to go to this school and now I am. I love acting, singing and dancing and am very happy and grateful to The Stage and Italia Conti for this amazing opportunity. I can’t wait to start and do what I love every day.”