theater scholarship

There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone.  Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another.  And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free.  It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you.  While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier.  This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week.  Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

Lights–camera–action! Students from the South interested in majoring in theatre, here is an opportunity to win some money to help pay for college.

Scholarship:  Polly Holliday Scholarship

Awarding Organization:  Southeastern Theater Conference (SETC)

Amount:  $1,000

Number of Scholarships Awarded:  One

Eligible Students:  High school seniors in the SETC region (see below) who are planning to study theater arts within the SETC region.   Award is based on financial need, talent, and the potential for academic success

Eligible College(s):  Colleges in the SETC Region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia)

How to Apply:  Complete application and include the following information:

  • Official transcript, along with verification of class rank and standardized test scores from high school.
  • Three sealed recommendation forms, one being from your high school principal.
  • Completed resume form.

Deadline:  January 28th


Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.


Written by Beth Feinberg Keenan
Beth Feinberg Keenan is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Before joining College Coach, Beth worked as a Senior Financial Aid Officer at Northeastern University. Visit our website to learn more about Beth Feinberg Keenan.