2019 NIETF Scholarship Application
Thank you for your interest in a NIETF Scholarship. The Scholarship is open to residents of Lake, Porter or LaPorte Counties in Indiana. The applicant must be a high school senior or undergraduate student. The applicant must show proof of having worked in or on a production with a NIETF Theatre (Full or School Member Theatres are eligible). Applicant must choose or have chosen as a major one of the following fields of study: Visual & Performing Arts, Dance, Theatrical Design, Dramatic Arts, Fine Arts, Music, Theatre Arts, or another closely aligned theatrically oriented major. Scholarship applications including this form and the required supplemental information (reference letters, transcript) are due May 10, 2019.
What is your current or planned major area of study?
School Attending/Will Attend
Complete mailing information for school to send award check if selected.
Student ID # (if available)
Year in School for which this Scholarship will be used
4th Street Theater, Chesterton
Beatniks on Conkey, Hammond
Chicago Street Theatre, Valparaiso
Ensemble Theatre Company
Gary Shakespeare Company, Gary
Genesius Guild, Hammond
Hammond Community Theatre, Hammond
Highland Park's Performing Arts Group, Highland
L'arc en Ciel Theatre Group, Cedar Lake
Memorial Opera House, Valparaiso
Munster Theatre Company of Munster High School, Munster
Premier Performance, Chesterton
Regional Performing Arts Company, Portage
Seedlings Theatre Company, Hobart
Theatre Northwest, Gary
Valparaiso Theatrical Company, Valparaiso
List your theatre involvement including theatre, date, role/involvement (be sure to include any backstage/administrative roles you've held as well).
Please write a short essay as to your intended plans and pursuits as it relates to theatre. Your response cannot exceed 5,000 characters.
Please check each box below indicating your agreement and compliance. Then 'sign' with your initials and the date in the "other" line.
I hereby affirm that the information provided on this application is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge.
Payment of awarded scholarship will be made directly to the school on behalf of the student. I understand that this scholarship may only be used for tuition, fees, and/or book expenses.
I agree to submit my official transcript.
NIETF has my permission to use any general information included in this application for publicity purposes.
Please upload your two reference letters (one from referring theatre and one from teacher/coach/mentor), your transcript, and your essay if typed separately here.
If you did not attach above, please submit via email to
the following documents:
* 2 reference letters, one from your referring theatre, and one from a professor/teacher that knows you well
* Official transcript of your most recent school year. You may use the online access portal and authorize
Make sure to identify all pieces with your name and submit by May 10, 2019.
Thank you and good luck!
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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