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2020 Jeffrey W. Corriveau Scholarship

March 27, 2020

May 15, 2020

The Jeffrey W. Corriveau Scholarship is awarded in the amount of one (1) $1,000.00 scholarship per year to a graduating Southside Hampton Roads high school senior. The scholarship can be in the following areas: performance, technical, or theatre education. This scholarship is intended for students who wish to pursue a career in professional theatre or theatre education.

If submitting via mail, all information must be submitted in one envelope.

If submitting via email, please scan all documents and attach in one email.

Scholarship Rules

  • The student must major or minor in theatre or theatre education.

  • The student must use the scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year.

  • The student must be attending an accredited college or university to receive the award. It is understood that the student may be awaiting acceptance to a college or university at the time of the application deadline. However, prior to payment, the student must provide proof of acceptance to an accredited college or university.

  • The scholarship will be paid directly to the college or university, not to the student.

General Requirements

  • Must be a high school student graduating during the 2019-2020 school year.

  • Must attend high school in one of the five (5) Hampton Roads Southside cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, or Suffolk.

  • The student selected for the scholarship will be presented the award at the opening night of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder on May 15, 2020. Please keep this date available until notified otherwise.

To Apply

All applicants must provide the following:

  • Completed application form

  • 500-word essay: Double spaced, 11 point font, Times New Roman preferred. Please reference “Essay Information” section below.

  • Resume including past roles, technical work in high school/community theatre, etc.

  • Two letters of recommendation: One from a director who is familiar with the applicant’s work, and the other from one of the following: guidance counselor, theatre director from an organization other than the applicant’s school, a teacher in another discipline, or administrator.

  • Copy of report card or transcript. All applicants must have at least a 2.0.

Essay Information

Please include the following in your essay. You do not have to answer these questions exactly as they are asked. However, this should give you an idea of what the committee is seeking in order to make a decision.

  • Why you are choosing a major/minor and/or career in theater?

  • What do you feel you have learned in the arts or in productions over your time in school, and how has it helped you grow as a person/artist?

  • How do you feel a secondary education in the arts will improve you as an individual? What do you feel you will have to offer to the art form or the community you will later serve?

  • What characteristics do you feel you have to offer your chosen discipline? What areas do you feel you need to grow as both an artist and an individual?

  • Tell us something else about yourself you feel we should know, or might want us to know, in order to help us make a decision about you as a person that you may have not already mentioned.

Judging Criteria

All applicants will be judged on the following criteria.

  • Content of the essay.

  • Resume - Be certain to include theatre community service. If you have volunteered at Little Theatre of Norfolk, highlight that in your resume.

  • Two letters of recommendation.

  • Involvement in theatre – Little Theatre of Norfolk, specifically. Not required but special consideration may be given. Academic performance.

Please send all required information to:

Missy Sullivan at melissa.sullivan67@gmail.com

Little Theatre of Norfolk
Scholarship Committe
Attn: Dr. Melissa Sullivan
801 Claremont Ave
Norfolk, VA 23507


Contact Missy Sullivan at melissa.sullivan67@gmail.com