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Below is information regarding scholarships at the AZ Thespian Festival. Please read carefully, and make sure you complete all steps necessary by required deadlines.  Good luck!

2021 ARIZONA THESPIANS SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION REGISTRATION INFORMATION

This year’s scholarship auditions will be performed live in-person for college/universities. They will also be live streamed for our schools from out of state. Students will perform auditions live at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Phoenix on November 19, 2021. There are no exceptions.

To even consider auditioning for scholarships:

  1. You must be a graduating senior with a 3.0 GPA, un-weighted.

  2. Be an inducted Thespian at the time of auditions.

  3. Must intend to major in theatre.

    1. minors in theatre are not eligible

  4. You must complete Scholarship Registration to be eligible.

In-person audition students must register on Acceptd and this must be done by October 8, 2021. (Essay scholarship entrants do not need to register on Acceptd). 

 
For more information read the 2021 Scholarship Registration Info Sheet thoroughly.

DEADLINES: All audition materials should be added by the Friday October 8th, 2021 registration deadline. Failure to do so will result in ineligibility to audition. 

Any scholarship questions should be directed to Robert Vernier, the Scholarship Coordinator at robert.vernier@arizonathespians.com

ARIZONA THESPIAN ESSAY SCHOLARSHIPS LINKS – Please see the individual application forms for more information. Students must be a Senior and an inducted Thespian to be eligible for essay scholarships.

Steve Halper Theatre Educator Scholarship $1500 (Available to any student intending to major in Theatre Education)

Steve Halper Theatre Educator Scholarship Application 

Theatre for Life Scholarship $1000.00 (Available to any student who will incorporate Arizona Thespians’ core values; teamwork, diversity, gratitude, and accountability as well as what they have learned through theatre arts in future jobs or community service positions.)

Theatre for Life Scholarship Application 

ARIZONA THESPIAN AUDITION SCHOLARSHIPS

*Ellis Jordan Memorial Scholarship $1500 (Available to any student intending to major in theatre)
*John Siler Memorial Scholarship $1500 (Available to any student intending to major theatre)
*AZ Thespian/EdTA Scholarship $1500 (Available to any student intending to major in theatre)
*Amy Bennett Memorial Music Theatre Scholarship $1500 (Available to any student intending to major or minor in MUSICAL theatre)
*Technical Theatre Scholarship $1500 (Available to any student intending to major in technical theatre or production)
*Ovation Scholarship $1500 (Available to any student intending to major in theatre.)

Looking for a way to contribute? Sign up to donate a scholarship basket to be auctioned off at festival!

Examples of Colleges/Universities that have attended past Arizona Thespian Festivals:

  • UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
  • SANTA FE UNIVERSITY
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN
  • EASTERN ARIZONA COLLEGE
  • ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
  • UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
  • HASTINGS COLLEGE
  • GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY
  • CHANDLER GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO
  • STEPHENS COLLEGE
  • PHOENIX COLLEGE
  • GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN