Scholarship applications will be available december 21, 2016*

*please note, in order to apply for a scholarship, you must first register for camp.

Thanks to the generosity of these magical individuals and organizations, several deserving young magicians will be able to attend Tannen's Magic Camp in 2017.  If you are interested in sponsoring a scholarship, please contact Camp Director Terri Cook at (718) 631-8908.

 

2017 Available Scholarships

Society of American Magicians

 

For over twenty years, the Society of American Magicians Magic Endowment Fund has awarded full tuition scholarships to promising young magicians between the ages of 10 and 18 to attend programs such as Tannen's Magic Camp. 

The Magic Endowment Fund realizes the importance of the magic arts in the lives of youngsters. The development of magical skills and respect for the art of magic can help them gain a positive mental attitude and become more confident in themselves. Candidates must be able to demonstrate talent and dedication to the magical performing arts discipline.

 

Operation Magic Scholarships

 

Helping Hand Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a young magician in financial need. To apply for this scholarship, write a short essay describing a hardship you have had to overcome and how magic helped you through. Explain how you think you would benefit from Magic Camp and how it could help you overcome future hurdles. Submissions must be typed and no more than 500 words. Be sure to include your name, age, grade level and contact information. Scholarship will pay half of the tuition for Tannen's Magic Camp.

 

 

Bob Elliott Memorial Scholarship

Bob Elliott was our beloved camp director for nearly two decades. Not only did he give of his time selflessly to the magic community, especially young magicians, he never said NO to helping a community by doing a show, benefit, hospital visit or just being there to make one person smile. This scholarship is awarded to a young magician who is dedicated to community service. To apply for this scholarship, write a short essay describing an instance where you used magic to serve your community. Explain how others in your community have been positively influenced by your magic and the personal benefit you have gained from helping others. Please include a recommendation from someone with whom you worked on a community service project. Submissions must be typed and no more than 900 words. Be sure to include your name, age, grade level and contact information. Scholarship will pay half of the tuition for Tannen's Magic Camp. 

 

The Magic Marker Scholarship Program

 

Mark Sicher was a boy who made magic his life from his early youth until the day he passed at the age of 24. As a teenager, he dressed up as a clown and performed at Birthday Parties and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, enticing and mesmerizing his audience with his magic and humor. Mark attended Tannen’s Magic Camp every summer from the age of 10, first as a Camper and then continued to work there as a counselor. He cared deeply for both the kids who attended Magic Camp and the magic program. It was the most important week of the year for him. To read more of Mark’s story and learn about the Magic Camp Scholarship Mark’s family has established in his honor.

INTRODUCTION TO MARK SICHER

“My brother, Mark, was a boy who made magic his life from his early youth until the day he passed at the age of 24. As a teenager, he dressed up as a clown and performed at Birthday Parties and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, enticing and mesmerizing his audience with his magic and humor. Mark grew into an accomplished magician, winning many awards for his routine called Dental Magic. However, it wasn’t only Mark’s magic skills that made him who he was as a magician. He was goofy, comical, loved to play pranks on people and had a sense of humor that was one of a kind. Mark attended Tannen’s Magic Camp every summer from the age of 10, first as a Camper and then continued to work there as a counselor. He cared deeply for both the kids who attended Magic Camp and the magic program. It was the most important week of the year for him. He was able to develop and hone his craft and more importantly there he made many of the most important friendships of his life.”

VIDEOS OF MARK PERFORMING

http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=oy-qui3jJB4 http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=k7BFXkCjiSk

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Mark’s family and friends have instituted a scholarship at Tannen’s Magic Camp in Mark’s name to enable at least one young magician to enjoy some of the same experiences that were so important to Mark. The scholarship will pay the full tuition of at least one young magician who best meets the criteria as outlined in the application (partial scholarships may also be available).

This scholarship’s judges will give high marks if your video submission contains ‘embarrasstaining’ magic. Embarassatainment is performing a little differently. It is doing something edgy, that leaves folk a little, but not terribly, uncomfortable -- Andy Kaufman style. This was Mark’s specialty. We’d like to see more of it. Of course, if your style of magic doesn’t include these qualities, that’s ok too. Good luck!

 

 

 

Magic Castle Juniors

 

Tannen’s is also sponsoring a registration for qualifying members of the Magic Castle Juniors group.