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Deadline
February 6
Amount
$2,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    South Carolina State Department of Education
    1429 Senate Street
    Room 701-A
    Columbia, SC 29201
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors in South Carolina public schools, have attended South Carolina public schools for the past two consecutive years and be U.S. citizens. There are four categories: creative writing, drama, music and visual arts. For the creative writing category, a sonnet, lyric or narrative poem no longer than one page must be submitted. For the drama category, an original, short, one-act play with a performing time of 20 to 45 minutes must be submitted. For the music category, an original composition of three to five minutes must be submitted. For the visual arts category, an original visual composition must be submitted. Compositions are judged on creativity, originality and quality of expression and content.
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Deadline
November 10
Amount
$1,000
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    No
  • Offered by
    Colorado State Thespians
    2001 Lincoln Street
    Suite 1611
    Denver, CO 80202
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors, have a minimum 2.75 GPA, plan to attend one of 30 participating universities, colleges or conservatories from across the nation and major in theatre. Students must perform an audition in acting, musical theatre or dance or prepare a portfolio of their expertise in technical theatre to present on the designated audition day in Denver, Colorado. Admission and additional scholarships may be offered by the colleges based on the audition.
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Deadline
January 9
Amount
$2,000
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Deadline
February 1
Amount
$6,000
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Deadline
February 1
Amount
$250-$1,000
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    No
  • Offered by
    National Federation of Music Clubs (AR)
    Dr. George Keck
    2112 Hinson Road
    Suite 23
    Little Rock, AR 72212
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 18 and must be Individual Junior Special members or Active Junior Club members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. Applicants must enter in their state of residence by submitting a taped performance.
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Deadline
Late March
Amount
$1,000-$2,500
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    No
  • Offered by
    Optimist International
    4494 Lindell Boulevard
    St. Louis, MO 63108
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be students in the U.S., Canada or Caribbean under the age of 16 as of December 31st of the entry year. Selection is based on an oratorical contest.
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Deadline
June 1
Amount
Up to $750
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    No
  • Offered by
    Office of VSA and Accessibility
    John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    2700 F. Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20566
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be students in grades 6-12. Applicants are to create an original one-act script of less than 40 pages that documents the experience of living with a disability. Applicants themselves need not be disabled, but the script must address the issue. Selected scripts will be performed for middle school, high school and adult audiences. First and second place winners will have their plays performed at the JFK Performing Arts Center.
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Deadline
Varies
Amount
Up to $30,000
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    No
  • Offered by
    Princess Grace Awards
    150 E. 58th Street
    25th Floor
    New York, NY 10155
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must submit an example of their work in the category in which they apply: theatre, dance, choreography, film or playwriting. Theatre and dance applicants require the sponsorship of a professional company or school, one nominee per institution. Awards are based on the artistic quality of the artist's work, potential for future excellence and activities. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and (except playwrights) must be nominated by a school department chair/dean or company artistic director. Awards must be completed in the United States.
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Varies
Amount
$500-$3,500
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Deadline
April 1
Amount
Varies
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    No
  • Offered by
    Educational Theatre Association
    2343 Auburn Avenue
    Cincinnati, OH 45219
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be seniors in high school, active members of the International Thespian Society and planning to major or minor in communicative arts. Most of the scholarships require an audition or tech portfolio.
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Deadline
October 16
Amount
Up to $10,000
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    No
  • Offered by
    National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts
    2100 Biscayne Boulevard
    Miami, FL 33137
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be either high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors or 15 to 18 years old by December 1 of the year of application. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The disciplines included are cinematic arts, dance, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice and writing. Those applying in the discipline of jazz music may be registered aliens. There is a nonrefundable fee.
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Deadline
December 15
Amount
Up to $1,000
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    No
  • Offered by
    National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC)
    275 Seventh Avenue
    15th Floor
    New York, NY 10001
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Students must be 19 years or younger. Films must be four minutes or less in a variety of genres including documentary, music video and experimental. Top three winners receive cash stipends.
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