Now Accepting Nominations for the 2023 Jack Zink Memorial
Student Scholarship Program

The scholarship is named for Jack Zink (1947 – 2008) who was a major voice in South Florida entertainment. The selection of recipients is based on talent, experience and demonstrated commitment to the theatre. Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors who have achieved a minimum 2.5 GPA and are intending to enroll in college to pursue a degree in theatre or journalism. The funds will be disbursed to the students selected when they have enrolled in college. The scholarships will be presented at the Annual Carbonell Awards Ceremony during the Fall of 2023, at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center. One student from each of three South Florida counties, Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach, will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

The deadline for application submissions is February 6, 2023. To learn more about eligibility and to access the application, please visit our Scholarship Page.

About The Carbonell Awards

The Carbonell Awards fosters the artistic growth of professional theatre in South Florida by celebrating the excellence and diversity of our theatre artists, providing educational scholarships, and building audience appreciation and civic pride by highlighting the achievements of our theatre community. More than 20 professional theatre companies in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties participate in the awards process every year. The Carbonell Awards also celebrate the accomplishments of local artistic leaders by presenting various Special Awards.

Along with New York’s Drama Desk and Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Awards, the Carbonell Awards are among the nation’s oldest regional arts awards and predate others, including Washington, D.C.’s Helen Hayes Awards. The Carbonell Awards are named after the internationally renowned sculptor Manuel Carbonell, who designed the signature solid bronze and marble award given annually to Carbonell Award winners. Over the last 45 years, the Carbonell family has donated more than $250,000 in awards. For more information, please visit