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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.

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Eligibility Requirements

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.*

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