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Supernova Legacy Scholarship

"We are all stars waiting for someone who can handle our supernova."
Belle Estreller

The Supernova Legacy Scholarship was founded in 2020 in honor of Sam Heughan. Our mission is to support the performing arts, offer education, and fuel a youngster's dream of becoming a star.  Oscar Wilde once said, "I regard the theater as the greatest of art forms, the immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being." With the help of scholarships awarded by the Supernova Legacy, young drama students will have a chance to start their acting career and showcase their passions at the world-renowned university, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. We invite you to join us and play a part in making a difference in young adults' lives.

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The Supernova Legacy Scholarship earned its name from Sam’s love of all things related to space and a play on the word star. By definition, a supernova is a star that is suddenly bright. The scholarship is designed to help a Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) student achieve stardom. The six founders came together (virtually) in late 2020 after months of planning on their own, and they channeled their energies into launching this campaign. The Supernova Legacy Scholarship, a not-for-profit organization, was launched in January 2021. It brought these six women great joy to see this project come to fruition. Each founder has a personal story that motivated her to see this get off the ground. These women know first hand the gift of education, the struggle of economic hardship, and the despair of no opportunity in a given field after spending years pursuing your dream. The goal of the scholarship is to provide an RCS student with valuable education, ease the burden of economic hardship, and create hope and the possibility that someone’s star will someday shine brighter. Funds are being raised through direct donations as well as 100% of profits from merchandise sales. “Giving is not just about making a donation. It’s about making a difference. “ - Kathy Calvin

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