New Troupe Charter Grant
At this time, there is no way to register for the New Troupe Charter Grant through this website. This opportunity serves only as a checklist & reminder.
In order to register for a New Troupe Charter Grant you must visit our New Troupe Charter Grants page and follow the instructions listed there.
With a goal of bringing honor and recognition to theatre students in financially challenged communities, the International Thespian Society has created the New Troupe Charter Grants program. The International Thespian Society is an honor society whose annual high school festival is recognized by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. A troupe is made up of the students who have earned induction into the Society through quality work in the theatre arts.
Membership in an honor society instills students with pride and confidence. It confirms the value of their work and inspires them to continue their efforts. Having an international honor society at a school adds to its stature, leading to increased awareness and support for its theatre program.
The New Troupe Charter Grants program will award grants to qualifying schools to fund the charter of an International Thespian Society troupe and induction for up to ten students.
- To be eligible to apply the school must be designated as a school-wide, Title 1 school that produces a minimum of one (1) play per year for each of the previous two school years and have had no prior affiliation with the International Thespian Society (ITS).
- Schools may apply for a grant to charter a high school (9-12) or middle school (6-8) troupe.
- Approved applications will enable the school to charter the troupe and induct up to ten (10) students, at that time, at no cost to the school.
To apply, visit the New Troupe Charter Grants page.