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Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program
Sponsor: South Carolina State Department of Education
1429 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors in South Carolina public schools, have attended South Carolina public schools for the past two consecutive years and be U.S. citizens. There are five categories: creative writing, dance, music, theater and visual arts. For the creative writing category, a sonnet, lyric or narrative poem no longer than one page must be submitted. For the dance category, an original, short dance composition of three to ten minutes. For the music category, an original composition of three to ten minutes must be submitted. For the theater category, an original one-act play with a performing time of eight to fifteen minutes. For the visual arts category, an original visual composition must be submitted. Compositions are judged on creativity, originality and quality of expression and content.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: February 22
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, composition and process folio are required.
Website: http://ed.sc.gov

Brady & Patrick Gallagher Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Kalamazoo Community Foundation
402 East Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3888
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate ability and interest with evidence of participation in community and school activities. Financial need may be considered.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.kalfound.org

Christopher L. Hunt Scholarship
Sponsor: Educational Theatre Association
4805 Montgomery Road
Suite 400
Cincinnati, OH 45212
Eligibility: Applicants must be inducted Thespians who plan to use skills learned through theatre in a career focused on business or marketing.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.schooltheatre.org/programs/ags/scholarships

Colorado State Thespians Scholarships
Sponsor: Colorado State Thespians
2001 Lincoln Street
Suite 1611
Denver, CO 80202
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors, have a minimum 2.75 GPA, plan to attend one of 30 participating universities, colleges or conservatories from across the nation and major in theatre. Students must perform an audition in acting, musical theatre or dance or prepare a portfolio of their expertise in technical theatre to present on the designated audition day in Denver, Colorado. Admission and additional scholarships may be offered by the colleges based on the audition.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: November 10
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, photo and $35 application fee are required.
Website: http://www.cothespians.com

Educational Theatre Association Presidents’ Leadership Scholarship
Sponsor: Educational Theatre Association
4805 Montgomery Road
Suite 400
Cincinnati, OH 45212
Eligibility: Applicants must be inducted Thespians who successfully demonstrate leadership abilities.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.schooltheatre.org/programs/ags/scholarships

Georgia Thespians Achievement Scholarships
Sponsor: Georgia Thespians
2897 North Druid Hills Road
Box 225
Atlanta, GA 30329
Eligibility: Applicants must be Georgia high school juniors or seniors and perform an audition in one of the following categories: acting, technical theatre, singing or theatre education.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: December 8
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and resume of thespian troupe experience are required.
Website: https://gathespians.org/conference/scholarships/

Jodi Peplinski Educational Fund
Sponsor: Bay Area Community Foundation
Pere Marquette Depot
1000 Adams Street
Suite 200
Bay City, MI 48708
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time student and residents of Bay County who have participated in cheerleading, choral music, musicals, stage productions, band or dance squad. They must also submit a completed FAFSA form, two recommendation letters, a current academic transcript and an essay about a positive experience they had while attending Garber High School.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: February 7
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://bayfoundation.org/

Josh Borgmeyer Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Truman Heartland Community Foundation
c/o Blue Ridge Bank Financial Center
4200 Little Blue Parkway
Suite 340
Independence, MO 64057
Eligibility: Applicants must be students at Blue Springs High School in Missouri. Students must be active participants in the Blue Springs High School Drama Club.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.thcf.org

M. Josephine O'Neil Arts Award
Sponsor: Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Lambda State Organization
c/o Athena Columbus
8127 North Oketo Avenue
Niles, IL 60714-2941
Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois residents and be sophomores at an accredited community college or current or upcoming juniors at an accredited four-year college or university. Students must demonstrate outstanding accomplishment in music, visual arts, dance, theater or the literary arts.

Amount: Up to $6,000
Deadline: January 9
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, evidence of accomplishment in the arts (such as reviews, awards, etc.) and an artwork sample are required.
Website: http://www.deltakappagamma.org/IL

Mark P. Tiner Scholarship
Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation
4041 MacArthur Boulevard
Suite 510
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Eligibility: Applicants must intend on enrolling full-time at a an accredited four-year college. Students must have unmet financial need and must have completed a minimum of 300 hours of community service over the last four years. A minimum GPA of 3.75 is required. Applicants must have been involved in visual arts, performing arts or sports during their senior year of high school.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.oc-cf.org/grants-scholarships-overview/scholarships/

NFMC Wendell Irish Viola Award
Sponsor: National Federation of Music Clubs (AR)
Dr. George Keck
2112 Hinson Road
Suite 23
Little Rock, AR 72212
Eligibility: Applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 18 and must be Individual Junior Special members or Active Junior Club members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. Applicants must enter in their state of residence by submitting a taped performance.

Amount: $250-$1,000
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.nfmc-music.org

Optimist International Oratorical Contest
Sponsor: Optimist International
4494 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108
Eligibility: Applicants must be students in the U.S., Canada or Caribbean under the age of 16 as of December 31st of the entry year. Selection is based on an oratorical contest.

Amount: $1,000-$2,500
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Contact your local Optimist Club.
Website: http://www.optimist.org

Playwright Discovery Award
Sponsor: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20566
Eligibility: Applicants must be students in grades 6-12. Applicants are to create an original one-act script of less than 40 pages that documents the experience of living with a disability. Applicants must have a disability, or the script can be a collaboration of a group of up to 5 students with one student having a disability. Selected scripts will be performed for middle school, high school and adult audiences. First and second place winners will have their plays performed at the JFK Performing Arts Center.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 10
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/opportunities-for-artists/competitions-and-commissions/

Princess Grace Awards
Sponsor: Princess Grace Awards
150 E. 58th Street
25th Floor
New York, NY 10155
Eligibility: Applicants must submit an example of their work in the category in which they apply: theatre, dance, choreography, film or playwriting. Theatre and dance applicants require the sponsorship of a professional company or school, one nominee per institution. Awards are based on the artistic quality of the artist's work, potential for future excellence and activities. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and (except playwrights) must be nominated by a school department chair/dean or company artistic director. Awards must be completed in the United States.

Amount: Up to $30,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.pgfusa.org/

Robert W. Nordhorn Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Knox County Community Foundation
Old National Bank Building
20 North Third Street
Suite 301
Vincennes, IN 47591
Eligibility: Applicants must have been involved in arts/technical theater, chorus, band or have participated in high school musical productions. Students with technical theater experience will be given preference for this award.

Amount: $400
Deadline: January 27
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/knox/

YoungArts Program
Sponsor: National YoungArts Foundation
2100 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33137
Eligibility: Applicants must be either high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors or 15 to 18 years old by December 1 of the year of application. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The disciplines included are cinematic arts, dance, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice and writing. Those applying in the discipline of jazz music may be registered aliens. There is a nonrefundable fee.

Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: October 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.youngarts.org/apply