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Scholarships & Awards2021-05-06T13:17:17+00:00

Scholarships & Community Awards – 2021

In response to the challenges we’ve all faced this musical season, please note the following changes to Scholarships and Community Awards:

The following Scholarship and Internships are available for FREDDY Awards participating students.


West Virginia University – West Virginia University–WVU Theatre & Dance is excited to participate with this year’s FREDDY© Awards! The award presented will provide a scholarship from WVU and the School of Theatre Dance, which when combined with other awards from West Virginia University, will be equivalent to the cost of university tuition. The award is renewable over 8 semesters of study. The Application will open on March 1st and close on May 8th.

Students interested in enrolling in WVU School of Theatre and Dance in the Fall of 2022 as Musical Theatre or Design & Technology majors are encouraged to apply. Click HERE for full requirements and to register.


Muhlenberg College – The Muhlenberg College Scholarship consists of $5,000 Talent Scholarship, renewable for three years, to a theatre and/or dance student attending a high school which participates in the FREDDY© Awards program who has been accepted by and decides to attend Muhlenberg College. For more information, please contact: Charles Richter, Director of Theatre at richter@muhlenberg.edu, or by phone at 484-664-3330.


DeSales University – DeSales University is pleased to offer (4) $5,000 scholarship opportunities (renewable for 3 years for a total of $20,000) to senior Theatre students attending a high school which participates in the 2021 FREDDY© Awards program. Scholarships will only be awarded to students who have applied to DeSales after April 1, 2021 and who are academically accepted to DeSales University and artistically accepted into the Theatre program. For more information, please contact: Rebecca Righi, Director of Recruitment, Rebecca.Righi@desales.edu. Materials must be submitted for consideration by May 15, 2021.


Northampton Community College – State Theatre FREDDY© Awards Scholarship consists of a $1,000/Year Scholarship for NCC’s 2021-2022 academic year. Students applying for the 2021 NCC/ FREDDY© Awards Scholarship DO NOT have to be Theatre Majors BUT they must plan to enroll at NCC for the Fall 2021 semester and be registered for 6 or more credit hours. The award recipient must notify NCC Scholarships Department when they have registered for Fall 2021 classes. Download the application HERE (.PDFFillable Word Doc). Deadline – Friday, May 14, 2021.


Pennsylvania Youth Ballet/Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley – ALL Dancers from Freddy Participating Schools are eligible for a 3 week FULL scholarship to Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Summer Intensive! Choose any 3 weeks, or single class equivalent, during our summer program (June 21 – July 30) at the Ballet Guild studios in Bethlehem, PA. Dance classes offered include – Ballet, Conditioning, Tap, and Musical Theater! – Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Instructors will choose 8 WINNERS for the summer scholarships! For submissions, please email Karen.Knerr@bglv.org. Deadline – Friday, May 14, 2021.

  • Send a 1-2 minute video of you dancing – it can be in your house or from a rehearsal or previous performance – it can be from your musical or any other dance that represents you well.
  • Introduce yourself at the beginning of the video and tell us in a few short sentences why dance is important to you.
  • Include the following information in the email
  • Name, Address, Phone Number
  • High School, Current Grade
  • Name of your Musical, Character Name
  • Send information and video, and/or any questions to: Karen.Knerr@bglv.org