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The William E. Wilson Scholarship is awarded to a secondary school teacher pursuing a graduate degree in theatre, or speech and theatre, at a regionally accredited graduate program. The award is named for longtime SETC member and patron William “Bill” Wilson and is made possible by a $100,000 endowment given by its namesake in support of secondary school theatre educators across the Southeast.
Award Amount: $5,000
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 a legal resident of state in the SETC region*
- You must have at least one year of experience as a full-time teacher and director of theatre in a secondary school in the SETC region*
- You must enroll in an accredited graduate program within the SETC region* within one year of being selected for scholarship
* The SETC region includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.*