Virginia Thespian Senior Scholarship Form
ELIGIBILITY / GENERAL INFORMATION
1. All applicants must be Thespians.
2. All applicants must be Seniors intending to major or minor in theatre or a related field.
3. All applicants may only apply in one category: Theatre Performance - Acting, Theatre Performance - Musical Theatre, Technical Theatre, Theatre Education, or Dramaturgy/ Playwriting
4. Virginia Thespians may award one $500.00 scholarship in the categories of Theatre Performance - Acting, Theatre Performance - Musical Theatre, Technical Theatre, Theatre Education, Dramaturgy / Playwriting, and Alumni Board. In the event there is not a qualified candidate in one of the category an additional scholarship may be awarded to a different category.
5. The scholarships will be sent directly to the college / university financial aid director by the Educational Theatre Association.
6. All applicants must pre-register by JANUARY 15TH, 2019.
7. This Google Form must be filled out by January 15th, 2019.
8. One printed copy of all requested documents must be brought to the audition evaluation at conference.
9. All Letters of Recommendation must be turned in, through a sealed envelope at the audition evaluation at conference.
10. The Virginia State Thespian Director and EDTA headquarters will contact the winner(s) after May 1 and request the address of the financial aid director at the college of their choice. The International Thespian Society and the Virginia Thespian Society will make checks payable to the college / university. Under no circumstances will a scholarship check be issued directly to an individual or to the State Thespian Organization.

HOW TO APPLY:
​1. Troupes may submit three candidates in any category.
2. The Scholarship Applicant, must then complete this Scholarship Application by JANUARY 15TH, 2019 after registering them in the registration system. In addition to the Application Form, troupe directors must also register their students through the registration system.
3. Incomplete and incorrect application materials will disqualify the applicant.
4. Parts of the application (one-page résumé, Thespian Activity Sheet, personal statement) must be submitted via this form. Failure to do so will result in disqualification. Please bring at least one printed copy of ALL documents with you to your scholarship evaluation.
5.The Scholarship Applicant must bring at least one copy of a Letter of Recommendation from their troupe director in a sealed and signed envelope to the audition evaluation at conference.


JUDGING SYSTEM:
The scholarship judging committee shall consist of a specially selected panel of qualified adjudicators. We typically have at least 4 judges on the panel- one from education, one from a performance background, an Alumni Board representative and one from a technical background.

All applicants will be evaluated using the following scale:
Thespian Activities/Résumé: 25%
Recommendations/ Essay: 15%
Audition for the performer / sampling of renderings and designs for tech theatre / lesson plan for the theatre educator and Interview, presentation for dramaturgy / playwriting and interview: 60%

NOTE: Application materials become the property of the Virginia Thespian Society

Student Full Name *
Student Home Street Address *
City *
Zip Code *
Student Home Phone # *
Student Email Address *
Student GPA *
High School *
Troupe # *
Sponsor Name *
Sponsor Email Address *
School Street Address *
City *
Zip Code *
School Phone # *
Applicant is applying for a scholarship in: *
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