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Scholarships/Grants


 

Send a Troupe to Ohio State Thespian Conference

This grant has been created by the Educational Theatre Association: Ohio Chapter  state board to mimic a similar program started by the International Thespian Society in 2011 for Thespian Festival. The goal of this board is to raise enough money yearly, through sales at the boutique and silent auction at conference, for one troupe to have the opportunity to attend the Ohio State Thespian Conference. This would give their troupe the opportunity to join other students and teachers from the state in seeing exceptional performances, participate in workshops to sharpen their skills, and audition for college admission and scholarships.

This grant is for one current Thespian troupe that has been unable to attend state conference for the past three years and can demonstrate financial barriers to attending. The application can be submitted by a Thespian troupe director or an inducted Thespian with the approval of the troupe director.

The selected troupe will receive a one-time grant to cover its state conference registration fees, for a teacher, up to 12 inducted Thespians, and one additional chaperone, plus travel fees to and from the conference.

Please view the documents below for more information.

Send A Troupe Grant Application     

 

Herb Sprowls Grant

Herb Sprowls, having been a Thespian since he was in high school, continued to contribute to the art of theatre, first as the conference registrar’s assistant, and later offering his services as the official chauffeur, driving many a workshop presenter and conference guest to the airport. He was posthumously inducted into the Ohio EdTA Hall of Fame in 2002. In recognition of his years of service to Ohio Thespians, the Ohio EdTA Board created a grant for selected students in his memory. This grant is Herb’s legacy to Ohio’s theatre students.

Each grant recipient will receive:

  • Ohio State Thespian Conference registration fees
  • Individual Events registration (if registered)
  • Shuttle bus service (if registered)
  • Hotel charges, not to exceed $50.00, as verified by the Thespian’s Troupe Director

2016-2017 Herb Sprowls Grant Application         

 

Ginny Chizer Scholarship

Ginny Chizer applications will be reviewed by members of the Ohio Educational Theatre Association State Board.  Because this scholarship is a tribute to Ginny Chizer and her dedication to theatre education and Ohio Thespians, the Board members will be looking for applicants who have demonstrated active participation as Thespians on the local and state levels.  In addition, Board members will be looking for students with the potential to be leaders in the field of theatre education. Finalists will be invited to interview before a panel of judges including an Ohio Thespian Troupe Director, a college representative and a representative from the Educational Theatre Association home office.  The winner will be announced at the State Conference closing ceremonies.  The scholarship will be sent directly to the student’s college.

How to Turn in Application Materials:
This year, Ohio EdTA is using Accept’d to turn in Scholarship application materials. Accept’d is the largest network of performing arts colleges and students, and it is a great way for colleges to see your profile. In order to access the Scholarship forms, please follow these steps:

1. Go to http://getacceptd.com/
2. On the Applicants page (the home page) click the green Get Started button under Apply Now
3. Create a profile
4. Click Start an Application
5. Beside Choose a School select to Ohio Thespians
6. Beside Choose a Group select Scholarship Auditions
7. Beside Choose a Program select Bob Fose Scholarship or Virginia Chizer Scholarship . From here you will be able to download and upload the forms and videos necessary to complete your application.
8. You do not have to turn in everything at once, but all application materials must be uploaded/entered into Accept’d no later than February 3, 2017.

Click here for a sample Chizer Scholarship Resume     

Click here for scholarship application instructions   

 

Bob Fose Scholarship

Bob Fose applications will be reviewed by members of the Ohio Educational Theatre Association State Board.  Because this scholarship is a tribute to Bob Fose and his dedication to Ohio Thespians, the Board members will be looking for applicants who have demonstrated active participation as Thespians on the local and state levels.  Five applicants will be invited to audition before a panel of judges including an Ohio Thespian Troupe Director, a college representative and a representative from the Ohio Educational Theatre Association home office.  The winner will be announced at the State Conference closing ceremonies.  The scholarship will be sent directly to the student’s college.

How to Turn in Application Materials:
This year, Ohio EdTA is using Accept’d to turn in Scholarship application materials. Accept’d is the largest network of performing arts colleges and students, and it is a great way for colleges to see your profile. In order to access the Scholarship forms, please follow these steps:

1. Go to http://getacceptd.com/
2. On the Applicants page (the home page) click the green Get Started button under Apply Now
3. Create a profile
4. Click Start an Application
5. Beside Choose a School select to Ohio Thespians
6. Beside Choose a Group select Scholarship Auditions
7. Beside Choose a Program select Bob Fose Scholarship or Virginia Chizer Scholarship . From here you will be able to download and upload the forms and videos necessary to complete your application.
8. You do not have to turn in everything at once, but all application materials must be uploaded/entered into Accept’d no later than February 3, 2017.

Click here for a sample Fose Scholarship Resume        

Click here for scholarship application instructions    

 

 

Jimmy Humphries Scholarship

Each year the Ohio Educational Theatre Association awards this scholarship in the honor of Jimmy Humphries and his dedication to technical theatre.  The scholarship committee is looking for students who have demonstrated active participation in technical theatre and is looking to continue with technical theatre in college.  Troupe Directors may nominate one student for this scholarship. The student should not be aware that he/she has been nominated. The winner will be announced at the closing ceremonies of the Ohio Thespian Conference, therefore the student nominated must be in attendance at closing ceremonies. 

The deadline to nominate a student for the scholarship is Friday, February 3, 2017.

Click here for Humphries Scholarship application instructions