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StageSource Scholarship Awards



StageSource will present scholarships for $500 each plus one-year memberships in spring 2011 to college/university students in his/her junior year and to graduating high school students with a demonstrated commitment and interest in theatre.  Additionally, StageSource is honored to make available the Jack Welch Scholarship Award, named for one of the founding board members of StageSource. The Welch Scholarship will be made available to an aspiring college or high school student pursuing playwriting. All scholarship awards will be based on merit and reviewed by a committee of theatre professionals appointed by StageSource. The number of scholarships to be awarded will be determined in the spring. Historically, StageSource has awarded four to five scholarships each year and has presented four to five students each year with an Honorable Mention designation, which includes a one-year membership to StageSource.  


Application deadline: April 1, 2011
See Guidelines Below.
Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment and interest in theatre.  All scholarship awards will be based on merit and reviewed by a committee appointed by StageSource. Award recipients will be notified on or around May 1, 2011.  

About Jack Welch:
Jack is the former Managing Director and Chief Editor of Baker's Plays.  Born and raised in New Hampshire, he is a graduate of Emerson College.  Jack was Associate Manager at Beverly's North Shore Music Theatre for seven years prior to joining Baker's Plays. He was one of the founders of the Boston Resident Theatre Association, American Premiere Stage, and StageSource. He has been a theatre panelist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council on the Arts and Humanities, as well as a panelist for the Boston Cultural Council, and has been chair of the Professional Theatre Division of the New England Theatre Conference. Jack has been a guest speaker for the American Theatre Association and The Dramatists Guild. Former board member of the Boston Shakespeare Company, he continues to be a strong advocate for Boston theatre by Bostonians. He is the author of two musicals, She-Boppin' which played at the Wilbur Theatre for over 4 months, and the published Aaron Slick. He is currently working on another musical project entitled 100% Lucille. He has been elected to the College of Fellows of NETC and is the first recipient of the StageSource Theatre Hero Award. In September 2009, Jack stepped down from the StageSource board of directors after serving for 25 years, since its founding.

Application deadline: April 1, 2011
Scholarship: $500 and a one-year membership to StageSource 

College Application Materials:

StageSource Scholarship Full Application                                         
Word Document                           PDF



High School Application Materials:

StageSource Scholarship Full Application   
Word Document                           PDF


Submit applications to:

Attn: Scholarship Committee
88 Tremont Street, Suite 714
Boston, MA 02108
Email applications will be accepted in PDF format only. Send to:

All completed materials must be received by StageSource by 5:00pm on April 1, 2011.



Read about past Scholarship recipients below.

StageSource Names Five Scholarship Recipients and Five Honorable Mention Designees in 2009
StageSource Awards Five Scholarships in 2008
StageSource Awards Three Scholarships in 2007



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