EdTA is proud to offer scholarships that recognize Thespian achievement by supporting honor society students’ education and training. The scholarship application period is January 1 to April 1. Only inducted Thespians may apply.
The Dr. Kenny D. Hasija Scholarship honors Broadway producer Ken Davenport’s father by supporting applicants traditionally underrepresented in the theatre industry.
The Mark Drum Scholarship was created to support Asian and Pacific Islander Thespians with donations from and in honor of Thespian alumni, EdTA board member, and teaching artist Mark Drum.
The Future Theatre Educator Scholarship helps Thespians in pursuing a career in theatre education. It was created by Nebraska and Indiana chapter leadership, with funding from chapter leaders across the country.
The Gai Laing Jones Theatre Education Scholarship was created by former EdTA board president Gai Laing Jones to support preservice theatre educators in completing their degrees.
The Board of Directors Scholarship and Presidents’ Leadership Scholarship were created with donations by and in honor of past and current EdTA board directors and presidents.
The Christopher L. Hunt Scholarship honors the late EdTA marketing director.
The Michael J. Peitz Leadership Scholarship honors the former executive director of EdTA.
At EdTA’s signature student event each summer, high achievers in the International Thespian Excellence Awards (Thespys®) are considered for more than $40,000 in educational and training scholarships. The path to these scholarships starts by qualifying for the final round of adjudication in the Thespy Awards at the International Thespian Festival (ITF) at local chapter events.