Scholarships & Community Awards – 2017

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.


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 2017 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.


West Virginia University – This year WVU Theatre & Dance plans to award two students a renewable tuition waiver to attend WVU. Students will be selected based on their achievements in the fields of Theatre Design and Technology and Musical Theatre Performance. The Application process and other pertinent information is available HERE . The Application itself will be made available on the College of Creative Arts Webpage http://ccarts.wvu.edu beginning March 1st.


Lehighvalleylive.com and The Express-Times, sponsors of the 2017 FREDDY© Awards, will once again offer a paid summer internship to the recipient of the 2017 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.


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.


JUST BORN Education / Community Impact Award — This will be awarded to the school that best connects its musical to an area of academic study and/or a community project or event. Thanks to a generous donation by JUST BORN, the school that is awarded the Education/Community Impact FREDDY© Award, will also receive a cash award of $1500, to be directed to the school’s musical theater program. Download the Application or the E-Format ApplicationApplications must be submitted by the School Director. Deadline – May 1st

***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.***


The Northampton Community College/State Theatre FREDDY Awards Scholarship consists of a $1,000/Year Scholarship for NCC’s 2017-2018 academic year. Students applying for the 2017 NCC/Freddy Awards Scholarship DO NOT have to be Theatre Majors BUT they must plan to enroll at NCC for the Fall 2017 semester, and be registered for 6 or more credit hours. The award recipient must notify NCC Scholarships Department when they have registered for Fall 2017 classes. Download the application. Deadline Monday, May 1.


R. Richard Knauss Foundation — $1,000 in cash awards will be awarded – $500 to the school that is awarded the 2017 FREDDY© for Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical – $500 to the school that is awarded the 2017 FREDDY© for Outstanding Overall Production by a Smaller School


Cedar Crest College – The Cedar Crest College Scholarship consists of $1,500 Annual Scholarship in Dance or Theatre, renewable for three years, to a student attending a school which participates in the 2017 Freddy Awards program who has been accepted by and decides to attend Cedar Crest College. For more information, please contact: Kevin Gallagher, Technical Director, at kpgallag@cedarcrest.edu or by phone at 610-606-4666 x3439.


Arts Community of Easton (ACE) Performing Arts Scholarship – $500 Scholarship for student who plans on continuing performing arts education in college. Director Recommended.


East Stroudsburg University – The East Stroudsburg University Theatre Department/State Theatre FREDDY© Awards Scholarship consists of a $1000/Year Scholarship for ESU’s 2017-2018 academic year. Click HERE to download the application. Application deadline – May 1, 2017


Please check back for updates. The list will be updated as more 2017 offerings are confirmed.