Georgia Thespian Scholarships
Each year Georgia Thespians offers $24,500 in college scholarships to twelve senior Thespians. Scholarship auditions are held at the Georgia Thespian Conference each year. Juniors and Seniors may audition for representatives from colleges from many states across the nation. In addition, seniors may interview/audition for the Georgia Thespian Scholarships given each year.
1) Gerald Ray Horne Scholarship $2,500
This scholarship is awarded to a well-balanced Thespian who exemplifies the qualities of Ray Horne's career as a director and state leader: service, talent, personality, determination, vision, and compassion.
2) Yatesy Harvey Theatre Educator Scholarship $2,000
The International Thespian Society adds to the $1000 given by Georgia Thespians with an additional $1,000 to recognize a Thespian planning to major in Theatre Education. (If no outstanding student in any year is found to be deserving of this award, the interview panel shall award this scholarship based upon performance/portfolio.)
3) Frank Pruet & Eric Ebell Vision and Innovation Scholarship for Leadership $2,000
This scholarship is awarded to a Thespian who best demonstrates, through troupe resume and interview, outstanding leadership, innovation, and vision.
4) Pam Ware Leadership Scholarship $2,000
This scholarship is awarded to the Thespian who best illustrates through the troupe resume and interview outstanding leadership to his/her troupe, school, state, and/or community by putting into action the dedication to excellence and the drive to succeed so lovingly and professionally modeled by legendary director, Pam Ware.
5) Linda P. Wise Performance Scholarship $2,000
This scholarship is awarded to the Thespian who demonstrates outstanding talent through the audition and the outline resume of roles/positions performed during the high school years in honor and memory of Linda P. Wise, a legendary director, teacher, and friend to Georgia Thespians throughout the state.
6) Gene & Imelda Bell Service Scholarship $2,000
This scholarship is awarded to the Thespian who best illustrates through the troupe resume and interview outstanding service to his/her troupe, school, state, and community.
7) Dwight Gilstrap Technical Scholarship $2,000
This scholarship is awarded to the Thespian who proves himself/herself through the portfolio and interview to be dedicated to the field of technical theatre through outstanding work and understanding of the technical areas.
8) 5 Achievement Scholarships $2,000 (each)
These scholarships are awarded to Thespians who demonstrates outstanding qualities in any of the dramatic arts and is found to be worthy of special recognition for his/her achievements in theatre.
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