Kentucky Thespian Society Scholarship and College Audition Application
A. SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION
1. Up to $2,000 in scholarship funds will be granted.
2. Scholarships are non-renewable and if you fail to enroll or if you withdraw from college/university the scholarship is negated and not awarded for this year.
3. The Educational Theatre Association will contact the recipient directly requesting that he/she send, in writing, the name of the college/university that he/she will be attending and the name of the Financial Aid/Scholarship Director in order to verify enrollment and issue the check directly to the college/university.

B. ELIGIBILITY
1. Senior Thespians in the current school year of 2017-18, graduating Spring, 2018.
2 Thespians must be in good standing with their troupe & a paid delegate of the 2017 Festival.
3. Thespians with a GPA of 3.0, based on a 4.0 system, at the time of Festival 2017.
4. Thespians majoring in theatre or communications after high school graduation.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
1. Application & fee deadline is September 30, 2017.
2. Provide 15 copies of a detailed résumé of your experiences (specific information provided below,) and a current photograph, no smaller than 3” x 5”when you arrive at festival.
3. Provide one letter of recommendation from your Thespian Troupe Director.
4. Prepare an audition piece or technical portfolio. (specific information provided below.)
5. Participate in an interview.
**Scholarships may not be given to anyone other than the original recipient.**

AUDITION CATEGORY DEFINITIONS AND GUIDELINES
Acting/Musical Theatre: Perform either two contrasting monologues from published literature or one monologue and up to 64 bars of a musical selection. A total of 2 minutes is allowed. No props or costumes are permitted, but a chair will be provided. Thespians auditioning should provide their own pre-recorded or digital accompaniment. No a cappella performances, please.
Performance Interview: Thespians applying for the scholarship, will be interviewed by the committee following their performance.
Technical: A space will be provided to lay out your portfolio, designs, renderings, plots, books, picture, etc. to illustrate your expertise in technical theatre. In the form of a 1-minute introduction, you should be prepared to discuss your previous work, the productions you have worked on and your expectations of future theatre work. After this, the Adjudicators will interview each applicant on the portfolio. The time limit will be 5 minutes per Adjudicator for the interview.

Resume: Each resume should include the following information:
1. Theatre performances – including play title, role/duty, producing organization, and year
2. Theatre courses, workshops, and training.
3. Additional training - vocal music, instrumental, etc.
4. Theatre honors and awards.
5. Thespian Troupe participation - community service, troupe activities, etc.
Note that students awarded a KTS Scholarship should be prepared to perform his/her audition piece or display the technical portfolio in the Showcase at Closing Ceremonies.

*** Seniors participating in both the scholarship audition and the college audition, will be required to pay only the Scholarship audition fee. ***

Please contact susan.cates@madison.kyschools.us if you have any difficulty with this or any other on-line application for KY Thespian Festival.

Thespian's Name *
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Thespian's School *
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Troupe # *
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Thespian's Membership # *
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Thespian's SSN *
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Thespian's E-mail *
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Home Address *
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City *
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Zip Code *
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Phone # *
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Troupe Director's Name *
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Troupe Director's E-mail *
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School Address *
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City *
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Zip Code *
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County *
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School Phone *
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School Fax *
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Applicant's Weighted Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale (must be higher than 3.0). *
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Applicant's Unweighted Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale (must be higher than 3.0). *
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Class Rank *
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Total Class Enrollment *
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School Counselor's Name and E-mail Address (all information provided will be verified before receiving funds). *
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Please identify which scholarship and/or audition for which you are applying. *
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