Participation in the Thespian Scholarship Auditions program is required for the following scholarships:
The Excellence in Theatre Performance Scholarship
is awarded to graduating high school seniors planning to major in
communication or the performing arts. Fields include: theatre, film,
speech, radio and television, broadcasting, music, or dance. The number
of scholarships and their amounts vary each year.
The Future Theatre Educator Scholarship
is a one-time $2,500 scholarship is awarded to graduating high school
seniors planning to major in communication or the performing arts.
Fields include: theatre, film, speech, radio and television,
broadcasting, music, or dance. The number of scholarships and their
amounts vary each year.
The Melba Day Henning Scholarship
is awarded to one graduating senior working toward a career in theatre
education. The initial award of $1,000 a year is renewable for three
additional years—up to a maximum of $4,000. A $500 cash stipend is
awarded when the recipient secures a teaching position.
The Theatre Performance, Technical, or Playwriting Scholarship
is a one-time $2,000 scholarship awarded to a graduating senior
entering a college program to major in theatre performance, technical
theatre, or playwriting. For the Playwriting Scholarship, the recipient
must have been a finalist in the Thespian Playworks program during one
of the previous four years.
The Austin Yeatman Technical Theatre Scholarship is a one-time $1,000 scholarship for a graduating senior studying technical theatre in college.
The Jhon Marshall/International Thespian Officers’ Outstanding Student Achievement Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to two graduating seniors who exemplify the ideals of the International Thespian Society.
The Bob and Marti Fowler Future Theatre Educator Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a theatre education major and who demonstrates leadership qualities, an excellent work ethic, the ability to work effectively as a member of a production team, strong character, academic ability, organizational skills, and experience in different aspects of theatre.
The Educational Theatre Association Presidents’ Leadership Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship created with donations from and in honor of past and current EdTA board presidents. This scholarship is intended for inducted Thespians who successfully demonstrate leadership abilities. Emphasis is placed on the student’s troupe involvement and demonstrated leadership abilities and experiences both in and out of school. Applicants do not have to major in theatre in college.