2024 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to these deserving Thespians

ETF Scholarships

Christopher L. Hunt Scholarship

Claire Vinisnik

Troupe 5306
Warren Township High School
Gurnee, IL

Board of Directors Scholarship

Lilia Twaddle

Troupe 1185
Quincy Senior High School
Quincy, IL

Presidents' Leadership Scholarship

Ellen Kilman

Troupe 7232
Scappoose High School
Scappoose, OR

Future Theatre Educator Scholarship

Lola Cahoe

Troupe 8740
Maryville High School
Maryville, TN

Gai Laing Jones Theatre Educator Scholarship

Regina Ivy

New York University
New York City, NY

Gai Laing Jones Theatre Educator Scholarship

David Hoffman

Troupe 2398 Alum
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO

Dr. Kenny D. Hasija Scholarship
 

Evan McCreary

Troupe 1915 
West Linn High School
West Linn, OR

Mark Drum Scholarship
 

Jaimee Kasadate

Troupe 566
J.B. Castle High School
Kaneohe, HI

Michael J. Peitz Leadership Scholarship

Manami Dolley

Troupe 4596
Tivy High School
Kerrville, TX

Thespy Scholarships

Amy Bennett Musical Theatre Scholarship
 

This scholarship is announced on Friday, June 28 at the International Thespian Festival.
Recipient’s information will be posted here following that announcement.

Marion Combs
Career Inspiration Scholarship
 

This scholarship is announced on Friday, June 28 at the International Thespian Festival.
Recipient’s information will be posted here following that announcement.

Open Jar Musical Theatre Scholarship
 

This scholarship is announced on Friday, June 28 at the International Thespian Festival.
Recipient’s information will be posted here following that announcement.

Grace Kelly Scholarship
 

Zehra Hassan

Rock Ridge Performing Arts 
Troupe 8104 
Ashburn, VA

Grace Kelly Scholarship
 

Zari McIntosh

Durham School of the Arts 
Troupe 5765 
Durham, NC

Grace Kelly Scholarship
 

Jada Sifford

A.L. Brown High School 
Troupe 7790 
Kannapolis, NC

Grace Kelly Scholarship
 

Zalah Vallien

Alexandria Senior High School 
Troupe 731 
Alexandria, LA

Grace Kelly Scholarship
 

Isis Washington

Falls Lake Academy 
Troupe 8796 
Creedmoor, NC

Grace Kelly Training Scholarship
 

Gavin Evanson

Salpointe Catholic High School 
Troupe 5370 
Tucson, AZ

Grace Kelly Training Scholarship
 

Carter Pask

Bedford Junior High School
Troupe 10368
Bedford, TX

Grace Kelly Training Scholarship
 

Joey Roth

Episcopal High School 
Troupe 88800 
Baton Rouge, LA

Grace Kelly Training Scholarship
 

Kayden Shelmire

Alexandria Senior High School 
Troupe 731 
Alexandria, LA

Grace Kelly Training Scholarship
 

Casey Swanson

Mt. Carmel Academy 
Troupe 2075 
New Orleans, LA

Thespy-based Scholarships are announced on Friday, June 28 at the International Thespian Festival.
Recipients’ information will be posted here following that announcement.

Sponsored Scholarships & Awards

Thanks to the generosity of our International Thespian Festival (ITF) sponsors, additional program-specific scholarships and awards are also bestowed upon high-scoring Thespy® participants and ITF attendees. These scholarships will be announced at ITF on Friday, June 28 and will be posted here following that announcement.

Dramatists Guild Thespy Playwright Award

One-year Dramatists Guild memberships ($130 value) are awarded to Thespy winners in the Playwriting category.

Ryan Ingram

Lawrence D. Bell High School
Troupe 949
Hurst, TX

Mary Kueter

Olathe West High School
Troupe 8599
Olathe, KS

Grace Zanghi

Hightstown High School
Troupe 3991
Hightstown, NJ

Grace Kelly Scholarships are announced on Friday, June 28 at the International Thespian Festival.
Recipients’ information will be posted here following that announcement.

Open Jar Musical Theatre Scholarship

The Open Jar Institute presents scholarships to one Superior-rated Solo Musical Theatre Thespy participant, participants of one Superior-rated Duet Musical Theatre Thespy entry, and one participant of a Superior-rated Group Musical Theatre Thespy entry to attend its exclusive Broadway Summer Intensive (each valued at $4,000).

Kyle McFalls

Akron School of the Arts
Troupe 5570
Akron, OH

Gavin Evanson, Jacob Toole

Salpointe Catholic High School
Troupe 5370
Tucson, AZ

Jackson Chavis

Cypress Ranch High School
Troupe 7372
Cypress, TX

Stage Write Stage management Award

One-year Stage Write memberships ($100 value) are awarded to Thespy winners in the Stage Management category.

Kate Cousins

Clear Brook High School
Troupe 5883
Friendswood, TX

Angie Dilliard

Cypress Creek High School
Troupe 931
Houston, TX

Ryan Moore

Alvin High School
Troupe 2955
Alvin, TX

Brielle Norlie

Casteel High School
Troupe 8337
Queen Creek, AZ

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