College of Fine Arts - Department of Theatre and Dance

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Leon Danielian Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Dance

This scholarship was established n 1992 with gifts from Mrs. Louisa Stude Sarofim, Dr. W.H. "Deacon" Crain, and various other donors in honor of Leon Danielian in consideration of his significant contributions to the Department of Theatre and Dance. Mr. Danielian was a premier danseur, former director of the American Ballet Theatre, and a renowned master teacher. Mr. Danielian, the Susan Menefee Ragan Regents Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts, has been honored with a dance studio in his name by the College of Fine Arts in the F. Loren Winship Drama Building.

Eligibility:
Graduate or undergraduate dance major. Demonstration of exceptional talent. Registered at UT Austin during period of scholarship.

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: Minimum award of $2,500

W. H. "Deacon" Crain Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Theatre

W.H. "Deacon" Crain for the benefit and development of theatre arts students established this scholarship in 1994. A native of Victoria, TX., Dr. Crain holds five degrees from The University, including an M.F.A. in Drama. He was the first doctoral candidate at The University to earn a Ph.D. in play writing.

He has written several plays, some of which have been produced by the Department of Theatre and Dance. In 1994, he retired from the position as curator with the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center's Hoblitzelle Theatre Arts Library. He has also been involved with Waterloo Press, the Paramount Theatre, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, and the Austin Civic Theatre, and has been honored by the Austin Circle of Theatres, the Austin Civic Orchestra, and the Austin Shakespeare Festival Company.

Eligibility:
For graduate students in play writing. If no qualified play writing student is identified, may be awarded to graduate or undergraduate majoring in other areas of theatre arts. The recipient should demonstrate academic excellence, promise, talent, and dedication to theatre. Financial need may be considered. Recipient may continue to hold this award in successive years with maintenance of satisfactory academic performance.

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: Minimum award of $2,500

Ruth Denney Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Theatre

Originally established in 1989 as the "Ruth Denney Endowed Scholarship" in the Department of Theatre and Dance, this scholarship was upgraded to an "Endowed Presidential Scholarship" with funds raised by a special performance of Tommy Tune Tonight! in August of 1993. Dance legend Tommy Tune is just one of many accomplished artists who have benefited from Ms. Denney's wisdom during her many years as a drama teacher at Lamar High School in Houston, Texas and the Houston High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, which she founded in 1971. Now a Professor Emeritus of Drama Education, she served as a Department of Theatre and Dance faculty member from 1976 until 1988. The American Association of Theatre Education, Young Audience of Houston, and the Mayor of Houston have honored her.

Eligibility:
For graduate or undergraduate Theatre students who are preparing to teach in high school; or for theatre students participating in the UT Theatre Under the Stars internship program. Recipient must demonstrate academic excellence, promise, talent and dedication to the theatre. Recipient may continue to hold this award in successive years contingent upon continued enrollment in the College and maintenance of satisfactory academic performance.

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: Minimum award of $2,500

E. W. Doty Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Fine Arts

In memory of her husband, Founding Dean of the College of Fine Arts, this scholarship was established by Mrs. Elinor W. Doty to rotate among the academic units of the College of Fine Arts

Eligibility:
Undergraduate and graduate students of exceptional merit.

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: Minimum award of $2,500 (Awarded every other year)

Dr. Ralph and Marie B. Hanna Centennial Endowed Scholarship in Drama

Eligibility:
For incoming graduate majors in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Recipient may continue to hold this award in successive years.

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: Minimum award of $500

Louis Jules Hexter Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Theatre Arts

Eligibility:
For a graduate or undergraduate drama major who demonstrates high standards, academic excellence, unusual promise and exceptional talent. Recipient may continue to hold this award in successive years based upon good academic standing and normal progress toward a degree.

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: Minimum award of $2,500

Pat Hingle Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Theatre and Dance

This scholarship was established in 1993. Mr. Hingle is a 1949 graduate of The University, receiving a B.F.A. in Radio-Television-Film and another in Drama. He has gone on to a distinguished career as an actor, appearing in numerous Broadway plays, films, and television shows.

Eligibility:
For graduate or undergraduate majors in the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: Minimum award of $2,500

Coleman A. Jennings Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Creative Drama/Theatre for Young Audiences

Friends and former students of Professor Coleman A. Jennings, for his service as a Professor of Creative Drama/Theatre for Youth from 1963 to the present, established this scholarship.

Eligibility:
For promising graduate students interested in drama for young people.

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: Minimum award of $2,500

Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt Endowed Presidential Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1991 in honor of two University alumni, Mr. Thomas C. Jones and Mr. Harvey L. Schmidt, and in appreciation for their special participation in the inaugural meeting of The Littlefield Society of The University. Mr. Jones and Mr. Schmidt are nationally recognized composers, lyricists, writers, performers, directors, and producers of Broadway musicals. Their production, The Fantasticks , is the longest running and most frequently produced show worldwide.

Eligibility:
For graduate or undergraduate majors in the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: Minimum award of $2,500

James W. Moll Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Drama

This scholarship was established in memory of James W. Moll, one-time UT Professor of Acting. He began teaching in the Department of Theatre & Dance in 1941 and was made a professor emeritus in 1979. In his thirty-seven years at The University he directed more than a hundred productions of plays, musical comedies and operas from a broad range of American and European dramatic literature. He held degrees from the University of Michigan.

Eligibility:
Outstanding student in the Department of Theatre and Dance

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: Minimum award of $2,500

Charles A. and Betti Friedel Saunders Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Theatre

Betti Friedel Saunders in whose honor this scholarship was endowed, is a 1944 B.F.A. graduate of the U.T. Department of Theatre & Dance. She also holds an associate arts degree in drama from Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri. She remains an active alumna of the U.T. College of Fine Arts, and has enjoyed a sustained involvement with theatre and community in Houston and beyond. She has served as a board member of the Alley Theatre, guild member for A.D. Players, supporter of Main Street Theatre, and past president of an area literature club. Charles Saunders holds a law degree from The University and is currently an attorney with Fulbright & Jaworski in Houston.

Eligibility:
Funds distributed to assist talented and deserving theatre arts students. Used to attract outstanding and talented theatre arts students to The University. Renewable upon continued enrollment in the College and satisfactory progress.

Application Deadline: Not applicable

Stipend: Minimum award of $2,500 (awarded every other year)

Address:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Winship 1.144
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712
(512) 471-5793

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