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The Robert Porterfield Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a graduate degree in theatre. Robert Porterfield was the founder and longtime director of the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, VA. A charter member of SETC and a co-founder of its annual auditions, he continued to support the organization throughout his career. When the Endowment Fund was created, Bob became SETC’s first life member, and the Board later named its first scholarship in his honor.
Award Amount: $2,000
In addition to the cash prize, one scholar will receive free one-year SETC student membership, free registration for the 2024 SETC Convention, and photo and bio recognition on the SETC website.
Candidates must meet these qualifications to be eligible for this scholarship:
- You must be planning to attend an accredited program of graduate studies in Theatre during the upcoming academic year.
- You must have graduated from, be currently attending, or have plans to attend an accredited academic institution in one of the following 10 states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia or West Virginia.