2014 Constance Welsh Memorial Scholarship
*New for 2014 – Graduate Students and Undergrads are encouraged to apply!
The application for the 2014 Constance Welsh Memorial Scholarship is now available. This scholarship supports undergraduate or graduate study in the field of Theatre for Youth or Theatre Arts Education. Up to $3,000 will be awarded and more than one recipient may be chosen.
The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student at a college or university in North Carolina, who is majoring in Theatre for Youth or Theatre Arts Education. Rising undergraduate juniors and seniors, or those currently enrolled or enrolling in a graduate program for the 2014-15 academic year are eligible to apply. Successful applicants will have demonstrated a high degree of academic achievement, as well as a commitment to and potential for success in their field. Priority will be given to students with a GPA of 3.25 or higher.
Applicants must submit the following materials:
- Scholarship application.
- Two letters of recommendation.
- A written statement (no more than 500 words) from the student explaining why he/she qualifies and is deserving of the scholarship.
- A resume, highlighting the student’s theatrical work.
Applications must be submitted by midnight on Friday, April 4.
Applications will be reviewed by a committee from the NCTC Board of Directors. Finalists for the scholarship may be asked to participate in a phone interview. If selected, a transcript will be requested to verify GPA. Scholarship recipient(s) will be notified by June 9.
About Constance Welsh
Both the NCTC Constance Welsh Memorial Scholarship and the NCTC Constance Welsh Theatre for Youth Award are named in honor of artist and teacher Constance (Connie) Welsh. Connie founded the Tarradiddle Players (now the professional touring company at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte), and the Davidson Community Players, while encouraging the creation of Charlotte Repertory Theatre and other companies. Connie inspired many artists and theatres that fondly remember her tireless support and enthusiastic participation.
In addition to these scholarships, NCTC also awards scholarships in connection with the High School Play Festival and College Discovery Day.
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The Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) also offers several college scholarships. Click here for more information.