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Like you, CYT Chicago values family and community. In fact, thousands of families attend our Broadway-style musicals every year! CYT Chicago could not reach all of the kids we do without your support. Your ad purchase helps ensure our success and not only supports the arts in your area, but also defers program fees and builds into our scholarship fund for struggling families.

Christian Stilwell Scholarship

Christian Stilwell was born in Paraguay on December 4, 1993 and adopted at four months of age. Early on it was evident that he had a passion for singing, music, and theater. He applied his creative and musical abilities in more than 25 theatrical productions with CYT/Spotlight, High School, and Greenroom.

Christian had the ability to lift people up and make them feel like they belong. He gave to others the gift of acceptance, encouragement, purpose and hope. He was highly affectionate, always ready to give a hug or a smile.

Christian exuded servant leadership. He volunteered, interned, and/or worked for CYT/Spotlight, Willow Creek Community Church, Greenroom, and Cuisine America. Known as the kid with the clipboard, as he always carried one around with him with his multiple to-do lists, Christian often headed up special interest programs and community compassion events. He created a leadership conference to challenge his peers to become difference makers.

Christian went to be with his Lord on April 15th, 2011. His influence throughout CYT lives on through the Christian Stilwell Scholarship Program.
CYT is proud to sponsor the Christian Stilwell Scholarship. This is not a talent- or need-based scholarship. Rather, an award given to those who embrace the qualities in both leadership and serving (ministry) that Christian demonstrated so well.

Scholarships requirements:

  • Deadline is March 15, 2023 for a 2023-2024 academic year scholarship.
  • Juniors, Seniors, or current college students
  • Acceptance to college must be secured by May 2, 2023.
  • CYT/Spotlight program participants (minimum of 2 years)
  • Please fill out and mail hard copy application below
Brand new CYT Chicago Car Decals are available for purchase!

Support CYT by representing us on the back of your car! Each sticker is a pro-cut white vinyl car decal, 5" x 5" with transfer mask. Want to see a photo before you purchase? Click HERE.

To purchase, please click the button below. This item is available for purchase online or through the callboard.