Scholarships & Community Awards – 2015

West Virginia University Full Tuition Scholarship – WVU School of Theatre and Dance is happy to announce a new scholarship opportunity for FREDDY© Awards participants. One student will be chosen to receive a full university tuition waiver, renewable for up to 4 years, to West Virginia University School of Theatre and Dance starting with the 2016-17 school year. Students currently finishing their junior year of high school are encouraged to apply by downloading the application below or by applying online at and selecting the ‘FREDDY© Awards Scholarship’ from the main page. Auditions will then be held at the State Theatre, Easton, PA on May 19th from 1-5. More information on the audition process is available on the application. For additional information please contact James Froemel at WVU College of Creative Arts or 304.293.4339.

Download the application – Deadline May 15th

The JUST BORN Educational Impact Award is awarded to the school that best connects its musical production to other areas of academic study (i.e. connecting a production of 1776 to an American history curriculum, connecting the management of the production schedule and/or budget to business management classes). Please be specific regarding teaching methods, strategies for involving the broader school community, and the anticipated outcome of these efforts. Includes a $1,500 Cash Award to the School.

***The Nominating Committee selects the school or schools to receive this award; however, an award will only be given in this category if there are worthy candidates.***

Download the Application, or E-Format ApplicationApplications must be submitted by the School Director. Deadline – May 1st

Muhlenberg College – The Muhlenberg College Scholarship consists of $5,000 Annual Scholarship to the Department of Theatre & Dance, renewable for three years, to a student attending a school which participates in the 2015 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 or by phone at 484-664-3330.

DeSales University – $5000 scholarship opportunities (renewable for 3 years for a total of $20,000) will be offered to the recipients of: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role and Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role. Recipients need not be seniors, scholarships will be held for all recipients that apply for and are accepted to DeSales University in the theatre major provided they matriculate as a full time traditional undergraduate student in the fall following high school graduation.

R. Richard Knauss Foundation — $1,000 in cash awards

– $500 to the school that is awarded the 2015 FREDDY© for Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical
– $500 to the school that is awarded the 2015 FREDDY© for Outstanding Overall Production by a Smaller School

Arts Community of Easton (ACE) Performing Arts Scholarship – $750 Scholarship for student who plans on continuing performing arts education in college. Director Recommended. Deadline April 30th and The Express-Times, sponsors of the 2015 FREDDY© Awards, will once again offer a paid summer internship to the recipient of the 2015 Student Achievement Award, which is announced at the FREDDY© Awards Ceremony. Lehighvalleylive is dedicated to matching the skills of the student with the company’s needs. Therefore, aspects of the internship could include writing/reviewing and photography/video, depending on the student’s strengths and interests. Teachers in participating schools are invited to make recommendations for students who have given their time and talent towards their production in a backstage capacity, such as a stage manager, stage crew, scenic design, student/assistant directors and choreographers and has consistently demonstrated a positive work ethic.

Application DownloadsE-Format, Hardcopy, Self Nomination (Hardcopy)Deadline – May 1st

Northampton Community College – The 2015 Northampton Community College Scholarship consists of $1,000 Annual Scholarship renewable for a second year to a student attending a school which participates in the 2015 FREDDY© Awards program who has been accepted by and decides to attend Northampton Community College.

Download the Application FormDeadline – May 1st

Civic Theatre Outstanding Student Director Award and Internship – This will be awarded to a student director who has an interest in a directing career or avocation and has shown not only aptitude but enthusiasm for the art of directing or choreographing. Teachers can nominate student directors and/or choreographers who would be interested in working as assistant director and/or choreographer on a production at Civic Theatre of Allentown. This award pays a stipend.

Download the applicationDeadline May 1st

Pennsylvania Youth Ballet/Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley -Three week scholarships to the Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Summer Dance Intensive are available to all nominees for the Freddy© Award for Outstanding Performance by a Featured Dancer. Nominees may choose three weeks out of the six week program that best fits their schedule. Nominees will receive a certificate after nominations are announced with further details.