PAT HINGLE SCHOLARSHIP IN THEATRE ARTS
The Pat Hingle Scholarship in Theatre Arts is administered annually by Thalian Association Community Theatre. The scholarship is awarded to a deserving high school senior who has proven to be a serious student of the theater and who plans to further their theatrical education following graduation. (See Application page 2.)
Applicants must have been active with Thalian Association Community Theatre and/or the Youth Theatre as performers, designers or technicians. Performers are encouraged to have worked in a backstage capacity as well.
Applications for the scholarship are available August 1 to rising seniors who will graduate from high school the following year. The deadline for applications is March 1st of the year of graduation.
Applications must be accompanied by letters of recommendation from applicants’ high school music, dance, drama and/or technical theater teachers, if their respective school offers such programs; their guidance counselor; and two directors with whom the applicant has worked. Said directors shall fill out forms provided by TACT attesting to the applicant’s responsibility, work ethic, talents, dedication and potential. Applicants must submit school report cards from the previous two years (10th and 11th grades). Early application is encouraged so that the selection panel may familiarize themselves with the applicants over time. Applicants shall keep TACT apprised of their theatrical endeavors subsequent to the date of their application so that TACT may have the opportunity to see their work.
In May of each year TACT shall select finalists who shall be interviewed by a selection panel appointed by TA. Performers shall be asked to audition and designers and technicians shall present their portfolios for review. Applicants must have accepted placement in a college, university or training program by the date of the interview.
The scholarship winner will be announced in June 2017 at the Thalian Association Community Theatre Annual Meeting at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center and the presentation ceremony will be during the Thalian Awards at Ironclad Brewery on July 30, 2017. There shall be no stipulation as to how the scholarship is used.
TA reserves the right to withhold the scholarship if, in the panel’s opinion, no deserving applicant is recognized.
The amount of the scholarship shall be determined annually by Thalian Association Community Theatre in its sole discretion and for 2017 will be $500.