The grant is given to a high school senior from southern California who plans to major or minor in theatre in their post-secondary education with the goal of becoming a theatre educator. The student must be present at the CETA High School Theatre Festival to interview for the scholarship.

Student requirements

  • Must be a high school senior in the state of California.

  • Must attend a high school with a current CETA member theatre advisor.

  • Must plan to declare a major or minor in theatre at a college, university or conservatory with the goal of working in theatre education.

Submission Requirements   

  • An essay about the applicant’s view on the role of theatre, educational theatre, the value of arts in education, and their goals. 

  • Please limit the essay to 1,000 word maximum.

  • A letter of recommendation from a high school teacher on school letterhead.           

Award Procedure

  • Award committee will consist of three CETA members who are either high school theatre teachers or college/university theatre teachers.

  • Applicants will be narrowed by the committee to no more than ten finalists.

  • These finalists will be notified by email and must attend the CETA High School Theatre Festival to be interviewed by the committee on the Saturday of the festival.

  • The Scholarship Award will be presented at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday of the festival.

Email Amanda Swann with questions.