The Little Theatre of Norfolk Scholarship is awarded in the amount of one (1) $1,000.00 scholarship per year to a Southside Hampton Roads high school senior graduating in the 2023-24 school year. The scholarship winner is expected to have participated in the Hampton Roads theater community (at their high school, and/or at a local community or professional theater). This scholarship is intended for students who wish to pursue a career in theatrical performance, technical theater/ theatrical design, or theatre education.
All information and attachments must be submitted in one email.
The student must major or minor in theatre or theatre education.
The student must use the scholarship for the 2024-2025 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.
Must attend high school in one of the five (5) Hampton Roads Southside cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, or Suffolk.
All applicants must provide the following:
500-word essay Format - Double spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman. Please reference “Essay Information” section below.
Resume (include past roles and technical work in high school, community theatre, etc.)
Letter of Recommendation from a director or technical director who is familiar with the applicant’s work
Second letter of recommendation 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 2.5 GPA.
Application Due Date: TBD
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 are you 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.
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. Volunteering at the Little Theatre of Norfolk is not specifically required but special consideration may be given.
Email all required information to the scholarship committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Use the Subject Line “LTN Scholarship Application – your name”
All information and attachments must be submitted in one email. Incomplete applications will be denied.