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Scholarships & Awards2022-06-17T12:46:31+00:00

Scholarships & Community Awards – 2022

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

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West Virginia University 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 2023 as Musical Theatre or Design & Technology majors are encouraged to apply. Click HERE for full requirements and to register.


DeSales University – DeSales University is pleased to offer (4) $2,500 scholarship opportunities (renewable for 3 years for a total of $10,000) to senior Theatre students attending a high school which participates in the 2022 FREDDY© Awards program. Scholarships will only be awarded to students who have applied to DeSales after April 1st, 2022 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, at Rebecca.Righi@desales.edu. Materials must be submitted for consideration by May 31st, 2022.


East Stroudsburg University Marching Band Scholarship – The East Stroudsburg University Theatre Department is pleased to offer MULTIPLE Marching Band Scholarship opportunities. Each scholarship consists of a 50% tuition reduction for ESU’s 2022-2023 academic year (can be continued for four years if 30 credits are taken annually). Click HERE to complete the application. Application deadline – April 29, 2022.

East Stroudsburg University – The East Stroudsburg University Theatre Department is pleased to offer TWO State Theatre FREDDY© Awards Scholarship opportunities. Each scholarship consists of a $1000/Year Scholarships for ESU’s 2022-2023 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded based on achievements in Musical Theatre Performance and Tech/Stage Management/Design. Click HERE to download the application. Application deadline – April 29, 2022.


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 2022 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.


Lehighvalleylive.com and The Express-Times Student Achievement Award – As sponsors of the 2022 FREDDY© Awards, Lehighvalleylive.com & The Express-Times will offer a $1,000 scholarship to the recipient of the 2022 Student Achievement Award, which is announced at the FREDDY© Awards Ceremony. This is a self-nominating scholarship, and is available to students who participate in their school’s musical theater program in a backstage capacity, such as a stage manager, stage crew, scenic design, student/assistant directors and choreographers Student nominees must complete the 2022 Student Achievement Award Self-Nomination Form. The nomination must be accompanied by the Teacher Recommendation Form. Click HERE to complete the Student Self Nomination Application and Teacher Recommendation Application. Deadline April 29, 2022.


Pennsylvania Youth Ballet/Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley – THREE WEEK FULL SCHOLARSHIP to Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Summer Intensive! Choose any 3 weeks, or single class equivalent, during our summer program at the Ballet Guild studios in Bethlehem, PA. Dance classes offered include – Ballet, Conditioning, Tap, and Musical Theater! – Scholarships 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 fit their schedule. Nominees will receive a certificate after nominations are announced with further details.


Air Products Education & Community Impact Award – $1,500 cash award to the theatre department of the school that best connects its musical production to other areas of academic study and/or a community project or event. Click HERE for application. Deadline April 29, 2022.


Mowad Turf Specialists, LLC – $1,000 in cash awards will be awarded – $500 cash award to the recipient of Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role and $500 cash award to the recipient of Outstanding Performance by an Actress in Leading Role


Civic Theatre Outstanding Student Director Award – The Civic Theatre Outstanding Student Director Award will be given to a student director who has an interest in a directing career or avocation and has shown not only great aptitude but enthusiasm for the art of directing and/or choreographing. Teachers can nominate student directors and/or choreographers. If interested, and available the recipient may also work as an assistant director and/or choreographer on a production at Civic Theatre of Allentown. This award includes a $500 honorarium. Click HERE to download the application. Deadline – Monday, April 29, 2022


Arts Community of Easton Performing Arts Scholarship

Liberty High School , Micah Arechiga won for Performing/Musicals Arts Scholarship, $1,000

Wilson High School Senior, Vincent Johnson won for Performing/Musical Arts Scholarship $1,000