Scholarships

Illinois Thespians offer two scholarships. Complete the application by April 1.

The Illinois Thespian TALENT Scholarship

A scholarship of $800 will be awarded to an Illinois Thespian who at one point in their high school career attended at least one of the Illinois Thespian Student Leadership workshops (TALENT) as a delegate or a group facilitator.  $400 is funded through Illinois Thespians and $400 is in matching funds through the Educational Theatre Association.  Applicants must major or minor in one of the communicative arts (radio/television, dance, theatre).

 

The Mary Boyle Illinois Thespian Scholarship 

A scholarship of $800 will be awarded to an Illinois Thespian; $400 is from Illinois Thespian funds and $400 is in matching funds from the Educational Theatre Association.  Applicants must major or minor in the communicative arts (radio/television, dance, theatre).  The scholarship is named in honor of Mary Boyle, former teacher at Carbondale Community High School and sponsor of troupe #2475.  Mary was instrumental in the creation of TALENT and served on the workshops planning committee from 1988 until her retirement in 1995.

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