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Wastebasket Revue accepting scholarship applications

Wastebasket Revue accepting scholarship applications

Wastebasket Revue, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is now accepting applications for their scholarship program. 

Wastebasket Revue will be awarding $50,000 in scholarships to 20 students graduating from District 279 Osseo Area Schools (279Online, Maple Grove Senior High, Osseo Area Learning Center, Osseo Senior High or Park Center Senior High). The scholarships are to assist in the financing of their post-secondary education which includes vocational schools, community colleges, four-year colleges and universities, or trade schools.

Members of Wastebasket Revue include District 279 employees and community members who write skits, create costumes, build sets, sing, dance and perform during their annual variety show. Wastebasket Revue raises dollars annually through their live stage performances each spring. Show dates are April 18-21, 2024 at Park Center Senior High School. The variety show includes funny skits, spectacular dance lines, beautiful singing and wonderful band performances. To learn more about Wastebasket Revue and how to get tickets, go to their website: wastebasketrevue.org

This organization has been raising money and awarding scholarships since its inception in 1967. In that time, Wastebasket Revue has awarded more than $1.4 million for District 279 students. The name Wastebasket Revue was coined in a writing meeting because back then more ideas for skits and songs were thrown into the wastebasket than were used in that first show.

Wastebasket Revue’s mission, through volunteerism, is to support the lifelong learning of the students graduating from District 279 Osseo Area Schools by awarding scholarships for post-secondary education. If you’re interested in volunteering with this organization, reach out to their President, Kari Roll, via email at RollK@district279.org