Scholarships & Community Awards

2014 Awards – Please Check Back For Updates.

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.


Northampton Community College – The 2014 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 2014 FREDDY© Awards program who has been accepted by and decides to attend Northampton Community College.

Download the Application FormDeadline – May 1st


Arts Community of Easton (ACE) Performing Arts Scholarship – Recipient Alex Wormer, Phillipsburg High School, awarded $750 Scholarship December 8, 2013.


The Express-Times, a sponsor of the 2014 FREDDY© Awards, will once again offer a paid summer internship to the recipient of the 2014 Student Achievement Award, which is announced at the FREDDY© Awards Ceremony. The Express-Times is dedicated to matching the skills of the student with the company’s needs. Therefore, aspects of the internship could include writing/reviewing, photography/illustration, layout/design, marketing or business, 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.

Download the 2014 Student Achievement with Internship application.

Download the Application, E-Format Application, or Self-Nomination ApplicationDeadline – May 2nd


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.


MARY V. TURNBACH, $4,000 in cash awards

-$1,000 to the school that is awarded the 2014 FREDDY© for Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical
-$1,000 to the school that is awarded the 2014 FREDDY© for Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra
-$500 to the school that is awarded the 2014 FREDDY© for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
-$500 to the school that is awarded the 2014 FREDDY© for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
-$500 to the school that is awarded the 2014 FREDDY© for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
-$500 to the school that is awarded the 2014 FREDDY© for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role


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


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 2014 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.


2014 Educational Impact Award was introduced in an effort to recognize the broad educational benefit derived from students participating in high school musicals. Overall this award considers how you plan to connect your 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 etc…) Please be specific regarding teaching methods, strategies for involving the broader school community, and the anticipated outcome of these efforts.

***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 ApplicationDeadline – May 2nd