Sam spent his formative years at Booker High School's VPA Theatre Program, where he made friends that would last a lifetime, developed his skills as a young actor, and created an indelible legacy that still lives on to this day. In his memory, we are honored to provide another aspiring young artist the chance to live their dream.
The VPA Theatre Program is a multifaceted, comprehensive training program for aspiring actors and performers. Offering courses in acting, voice, and dance, the program is designed to enhance and broaden the skill set of the actor.
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Sam had a dream that one day a scholarship would be named in his honor.
We strive to posthumously make that dream a reality, by supporting a young artist in their dream of a life in the arts.
Click below to learn more about our mission in an interview with Suncoast News.
Sam Mossler Memorial Scholarship Fund is established to award an annual $5,000 scholarship to a graduating senior student from Booker High School Visual & Performing Arts Theatre Program who will be pursuing a postsecondary education in the arts.
The recipient of this scholarship will embody the talent, character, and passion for theatre that continues the legacy of Sam Mossler.
Comprised of actors, artists, friends, and family who were all touched by Sam's amazing ability to connect with each of us on a personal level and even an audience he never met.
Mickey Mossler - Brother
Nicole Hancock - Life Partner
Adam Ratner - Friend
Laurie Miller - Friend
Bobby Mitchell - Friend
Rebecca Abrahamson - Friend and VPA Rep.
Jay Duval & David DeWald - Co-Founders
This was a quote from Kaity's application for the Inaugural Sam Mossler Memorial Scholarship. This quote resonated with all on the committee and we truly believe that she means it. Kaity embodies the talent, character, and passion for theatre that continues the legacy of Sam Mossler.
Congratulations Kaity, we know you will go far - Keep Evolving, Please
It was a song he wrote, containing poignant lyrics to live-by. You could call it Sam's "Mantra".
Graduating seniors from Booker High School's Visual and Performing Arts Theatre Program who will be pursuing a postsecondary education in the arts.
An application and essay or writing sample must be submitted by March of the senior's graduating year and will be a prerequisite for scheduling the audition and interview.
Each eligible candidate will audition and interview with the scholarship committee (virtually for now) in Spring of their graduating year.
The award is determined annually by the Sam Mossler Memorial Scholarship Committee.
The committee is comprised of the friends and family of Sam Mossler.
The award will be presented annually in the Spring of the senior's graduating year, starting in 2021.
Absolutely! We appreciate any amount you can give to honor the memory of Sam.
We are under a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which makes all donations tax-deductible.
Writing During the Pandemic
Comedy is all about timing
Austin Film Festival 2nd Round Finalist
Pinter Pause Perfection
A little bit of levity in these trying times
It isn't always clear
What we're doing here,
That's the bummer of free will.
But you can be sure
If your heart is pure
Of life's joy you'll have your fill.
-from Keep Evolving, Please
Samuel Arnold Mossler
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