Theater, Journalism Students Can Apply for $2,000 Jack Zink Memorial Scholarships
Jack Zink was the founder and a past president of the Carbonell Awards.

By Sharon Aron Baron

College-bound seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to theater or journalism can apply now for a 2022 Jack Zink Memorial Student Scholarships.

For more than three decades, Jack Zink was employed as an entertainment editor, columnist, critic, and reporter at each of South Florida’s major newspapers: The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Miami Herald, The Palm Beach Post & Evening Times, and The Fort Lauderdale News.

Zink, who died in 2008 at 61, was also the founder and a past president of the Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s Theatre & Arts Honors, a past president of The American Theatre Critics Association.

Jeff Kiltie, board president of the Carbonell Awards, announced on Tuesday that the nonprofit organization is now accepting applications from college-bound high school students.

One winner from each of the three area counties: Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach receives a $2,000 scholarship. 

The selection process is chaired by Carbonell Vice President Javier Siut, a member of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Applicant must be a resident of Broward, Miami-Dade, or Palm Beach County.
  • Applicant must be nominated by a mentor from school or theatre (no parents and no self-nominations).
  • If selected, the applicant must be accepted into college to pursue a degree in theatre or journalism.


  • A completed application must be submitted no later than February 7, 2022.
  • The interview/audition for scholarship finalists will be held on Sunday, March 13, 2022, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
  • The three winning scholarship winners will be honored at the annual Carbonell Awards Celebration in late Fall 2022.

Since 1978, the Carbonell Awards has given out more than $110,000 in scholarships to winning applicants. Applications and guidelines for the 2022 Jack Zink Memorial Student Scholarships are available online at

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Sharon Aron Baron
Sharon Aron Baron
Sharon Aron Baron is a Parkland resident and editor of Talk Media. She has been covering Parkland news since 2012. Parkland Talk was created to provide News, Views, and Entertainment for the residents of Parkland.