ACT Cincinnati Now Accepting Technical Scholarship Applications for 2023

ACT_logoACT Cincinnati Announces Applications for our 2023 Technical Scholarship Competition

Deadline for submission is March 31, 2023 at 11:59pm ET. Late application submissions cannot be accepted.


WHO: The Charles Avery Memorial- Keystone Technical Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship intended for any student that is continuing their technical theater education in the area of Set Design. This includes Scenic Design, Set Design, Construction, and Décor elements. The scholarship is open to college Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior students currently enrolled in an accredited bachelor’s degree program. Students must attend a college within 50 miles of the greater Cincinnati area and/or have a connection to one of our ACT Cincinnati member groups.

WHAT: One (1) scholarship is awarded in the amount of $1,000.

WHEN: Submissions are due no later than March 31, 2023 at 11:59pm ET.

All portions of the application must be completed and uploaded at the same time.
Required items to be submitted digitally:
  1. Theatre Resume (Word or .pdf)

  2. Biography (Word document, one paragraph, third person)

  3. Current Headshot photo with your full name visible (.jpg or .png file)

  4. Valid email address and phone number

  5. Letter(s) of recommendation

  6. Endorsements of past projects

  7. Pictures and/or short videos of set designs, models, drawings, or other elements you feel are relevant to your submission.

  8. Written essay, addressing the following:

    • How did your set design contribute to the show? ​
    • Describe what research you did for the given project beyond the script?
    • What did the Director/Technical Director say to you that influenced your design?
For more details about criteria and other information, go to our website.

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