Scholarships & College Auditions


For GA Thespian Conference 2021, all college audition and scholarship interview processes have gone virtual! See below for the requirements for submission, as well as requirements for video submissions. For any questions, email Jarrad Howard at jarrad.howard@gathespians.org

Requirements to audition for colleges:

  • Current Junior/Senior in High School
  • Member of a GA Thespian High School Troupe
  • Must be registered for GA Thespian Conference 2021
  • Must pay $25 College Audition Registration Fee

Requirements to audition for colleges:

  • Current Junior/Senior in High School
  • Member of a GA Thespian High School Troupe
  • Must be registered for GA Thespian Conference 2021
  • Must pay $25 College Audition Registration Fee

Note: If you are applying for our scholarships and for college auditions, indicate that on your application form. You only need to apply once and you only need to pay for one registration fee.

Deadline for registration and scholarship and college audition submissions is Friday, December 11, 2020 @ 4:00 PM.

 

Our Scholarships


Each year Georgia Thespians offers $24,500 in college scholarships to twelve senior Thespians. Seniors may submit an application and audition materials for the Georgia Thespian Scholarships given each year:

Gerald Ray Horne Scholarship $2,500

This scholarship is awarded to a well-balanced Thespian who exemplifies the qualities of Ray Horne’s career as a director and state leader: service, talent, personality, determination, vision, and compassion.

Yatesy Harvey Theatre Educator Scholarship $2,000

The International Thespian Society adds to the $1000 given by Georgia Thespians with an additional $1,000 to recognize a Thespian planning to major in Theatre Education. (If no outstanding student in any year is found to be deserving of this award, the interview panel shall award this scholarship based upon performance/portfolio.)

Frank Pruet & Eric Ebell Vision and Innovation Scholarship for Leadership $2,000

This scholarship is awarded to a Thespian who best demonstrates, through troupe resume and interview, outstanding leadership, innovation, and vision.

Pam Ware Leadership Scholarship $2,000

This scholarship is awarded to the Thespian who best illustrates through the troupe resume and interview outstanding leadership to his/her troupe, school, state, and/or community by putting into action the dedication to excellence and the drive to succeed so lovingly and professionally modeled by legendary director, Pam Ware.

Linda P. Wise Performance Scholarship $2,000

This scholarship is awarded to the Thespian who demonstrates outstanding talent through the audition and the outline resume of roles/positions performed during the high school years in honor and memory of Linda P. Wise, a legendary director, teacher, and friend to Georgia Thespians throughout the state.

Gene & Imelda Bell Service Scholarship $2,000

This scholarship is awarded to the Thespian who best illustrates through the troupe resume and interview outstanding service to his/her troupe, school, state, and community.

Dwight Gilstrap Technical Scholarship $2,000

This scholarship is awarded to the Thespian who proves themself through the portfolio and interview to be dedicated to the field of technical theatre through outstanding work and understanding of the technical areas.

5  Achievement Scholarships $2,000 (each)

These scholarships are awarded to Thespians who demonstrate outstanding qualities in any of the dramatic arts and are found to be worthy of special recognition for their achievements in theatre.