The Alan D. Engelsman and Penny Lu Engelsman Scholarship

The Alan D. Engelsman and Penny Lu Engelsman Scholarship is for an inducted Thespian of the International Thespian Society (ITS) pursuing a major in theatre education, technical theatre, playwriting or English. It was created by a generous donation from Penny Engelsman in name of her late husband, Alan Engelsman, a former Thespian troupe leader, theatre educator, and author of theatre textbooks. One applicant will receive a one-time scholarship of $500 to be applied to tuition and fees associated with full-time enrollment at an accredited college or university. The scholarship will be paid directly to the college or university.

Requirements:

Each applicant MUST complete the following in Academic Works:
• The AcademicWorks General and Student Conditional Application (Including the necessary H.S. transcript and Troupe Director letters)
• This application and it’s supplemental questions.

Qualifying students are those who demonstrate the qualities of persistence, hard work, diligence and strong character. Students must also be pursuing a major in theatre education, technical theatre, playwriting or English.

The Deadline for submission is April 1.



This scholarship is for an inducted Thespian of the International Thespian Society (ITS), the student honorary organization of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA).

Award
$500.00
Deadline
04/01/2018
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please select your year in school.
  2. Please select your GPA range.
  3. Please list your intended degree program or major.
  4. Write a two-page, autobiography encompassing your experiences from grade school to present. Use the following questions as a guideline in composing your essay: 1) Since grade school, what clubs, after school activities, interests, sports or hobbies have influenced you? 2) Have there been any obstacles - physical, mental, emotional, etc. - you had to overcome? 3) What significant event(s) in your life had an impact on you, changed your perspective or course in life? 4) Describe your work or volunteer experience(s) and how has it helped you. 5) What talents do you possess? (They should not be limited to performance based talents.) 6) If you have traveled, where have you gone and how did the experience affect you? 7) Since grade school, what awards and recognition have you received?
  5. I acknowledge that I have completed the General Application and the High School Student Conditional application questions in their entirety.