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Theatre BC Scholarships

Scholarship Value $1,000

Number of Scholarships 13

Theatre BC is proud to offer the following scholarships:

The Jessie Richardson & The Sid Williams Memorial Scholarships

  • Theatre BC invites applications for its two annual $1,000 scholarships named for two of Theatre BC’s most fondly remembered pioneers who dedicated much of their lives to community theatre in British Columbia. Applicants must have been accepted by a recognized Canadian Theatre School or post-secondary theatre department.
  • Grade 12 students are also invited to apply, stating the school to which they have applied. Applicants, or their parent(s), must be current members of Theatre BC.
  • Recipients will be announced at the Annual Provincial Theatre Festival “MAINSTAGE” Awards Ceremony held in July.

The Mien van Heek Memorial Scholarship

  • The recipient of this award will be a person pursuing further education in stage craft that is technical or design-related. The person will be entering the senior years of their training to be eligible and must be a Theatre BC member. The first scholarship was awarded in Kamloops at MAINSTAGE 2010.
  • Mien will be remembered for her work as a writer, director, producer, adjudicator and actor; all on a volunteer basis and all time given willingly.
  • In honour of this dedicated lady, Theatre BC has established an annual award of $1000.00.

Mainstage Scholarships for Secondary School Drama Students

  • Theatre BC and the Mainstage Host Organizing Committee are pleased to announce a provincial scholarship opportunity for drama students throughout British Columbia. Theatre BC is offering ten Mainstage Student Scholarships to be awarded to selected applicants.
  • All students considering pursuing theatre in any form following high school are eligible to apply. Each scholarship includes an all-access 9 Day Festival Pass for the Mainstage event. It also includes a full-guided tour of the Mainstage Theatre, 2 “Backstage at Mainstage” professionally led courses (3 hours of instruction) of their choice, a face-to-face meeting with the festival adjudicator, and a ticket to the Final Night Awards Ceremony.