Theatre Department Scholarship Awards

The department awards six modest scholarships each year to eligible theatre majors. Awards are announced in the spring, and recipients are presented at the Honors Convocation in May. There is no formal application process.

The awards all share the following criteria:

Should there be no students meeting the above criteria and deserving of one of the awards as described below in any year, that scholarship might not be granted.

Peter D. Mann Award

Awarded to a student who has shown outstanding service and dedication to the department in technical production or design areas. 

A. Richard Coakley Memorial Award

Awarded to a student who has shown outstanding development and talent in acting.

Grandma Gladys Memorial Award

Awarded to a student who has shown outstanding service and dedication to the department in acting or directing, or technical production or design areas.

Anthony Mark Watts Memorial Award

Awarded to a student who has shown outstanding service and dedication to the department in acting or directing, or technical production or design areas.

William R. Elwood Scholarship Award

Awarded to a Theatre major with a Junior standing and a GPA of 3.5, to alternate annually in Performance and Design and Technical Theatre.

Michael V. Altieri Memorial Scholarship Award

Awarded to an active full-time undergraduate student who is a participant in the Crescent Players and has a minimum GPA of 2.5 and is in genuine financial need.


The SCSU Alumni Association also offers scholarships, some specifically for theatre students.  These scholarships must be applied for online, and the date for application is from October 1st through December 29th.  During the application dates, the Alumni Association will send e-mails and post notices on the SCSU website regarding application for these scholarships.