Scholarships & Community Awards – 2016

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 beginning March 1st.

Cedar Crest College is pleased to offer FOUR $1,500 annual Talent Scholarships, renewable for three years, to female students attending a school that participates in the 2016 FREDDY© Awards. Students do not need to major in the Performing Arts to receive these scholarships. There will be one scholarship awarded in each of the following categories: Dance, Theatre, Technical Theatre and Speech. AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD DURING PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP DAY ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20.

To register and learn more about audition requirements for each category, please visit or contact Performing Arts Department Acting Chair, Robin Gerchman at or (610) 437-4471 X3533

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 2nd

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. Download the ApplicationApplications must be submitted by the School Director. Deadline – May 2nd

***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.***

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 2016 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.

Martin D. Cohen Family Foundation – Up to 10 college scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to FREDDY© participants. Students of all majors are welcome to apply. Application can be downloaded, and completed applications can be submitted via e-mail to Kim Forsyth by May 1 at

R. Richard Knauss Foundation — $1,000 in cash awards– $500 to the school that is awarded the 2016 FREDDY© for Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical
– $500 to the school that is awarded the 2016 FREDDY© for Outstanding Overall Production by a Smaller School

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.

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. and The Express-Times, sponsors of the 2016 FREDDY© Awards, will once again offer a paid summer internship to the recipient of the 2016 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 2nd

Arts Community of Easton (ACE) Performing Arts Scholarship – $500 Scholarship for student who plans on continuing performing arts education in college. Director Recommended. Deadline April 29th

Northampton Community College – A $1,000 scholarship, renewable for a second year, to a FREDDY© participating student. Available for any major. Download the application. Deadline Monday, May 2.