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School of Theatre and Dance Funds

Total funds:20

Illinois Shakespeare Society Fund

Illinois Shakespeare Society Fund provides financial assistance for operating expenses associated with the Illinois Shakespeare Festival.

John Stevens Memorial Fund

The John Stevens Memorial Fund was established by Nancy Stevens in 2003 in memory of John Stevens. John served on the Illinois Shakespeare Society Board of Directors from 1984 until his untimely death in 2000. John's commitment and passion to the Festival was unwavering. The John Stevens Memorial Fund was created to honor John and ensure future ...

School of Theatre and Dance General Fund

The School of Theatre and Dance General Fund supports the activities, programs and operations associated with the department.

Illinois Shakespeare Society Endowment

The Illinois Shakespeare Society Endowment provides financial assistance for operating expenses associated with the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. The Illinois Shakespeare Society Endowment was established in 2000 and funded through gifts from individuals interested in supporting the Illinois Shakespeare Festival and program.

School of Theatre General Fund

The School of Theatre General Fund supports the activities, programs and operations associated with the department.

Blackfriar Scholarship

The origin of the name "Blackfriars" dates back to the 13th Century. They were bands of hooded monks who presented shows from portable stages. The name "Blackfriars" was adopted by the ISNU Chapter, Kappa Lambda, when it was founded in 1934. The purpose of this fraternity was to present annual, humorous stage productions of the highest possible ...

Calvin MacLean Endowment Fund

The Calvin MacLean Endowment Fund was established in 2006 by the Illinois Shakespeare Festival Society to honor Calvin A. MacLean, who served as the artistic director of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival from 1995-2006, and as head of directing at ISU for fifteen years. The expendable earnings support the Illinois Shakespeare Festival to fund ...

Caroline Gordon Theatre Scholarship

The Caroline Gordon Theatre Scholarship was established through a bequest of Caroline Gordon in 2004. The scholarship provides scholarship support for students majoring in theatre at Illinois State University. Ms. Gordon was a retired Illinois State staff member who passed away January 2004.

Crossroads Program Fund

The Crossroads Fund was established in 2001 with an initial gift from Illinois Power Company and provides financial support for the Crossroads project. The Crossroads project encourages and explores performances and symposia that address the issues and experiences of underrepresented ethnic peoples in the United States and experiences of ...

Denny Mays Scholarship

The Denny Mays Scholarship was established with gifts from family and friends made in memory of Mr. Mays following his passing in 2011. Mr. Mays started his career at Illinois State University in 1969 and retired in 2009 from as the School of Theatre and Dance Scene Shop Foreman. The Denny Mays scholarship will be given annually to a deserving ...

Helen Diane Hoblit Scholarship

This scholarship was created by Susan R. Hoblit '86, M.S.'96 in memory of her sister Diane '65, M.A.'67. Diane received degrees in English and speech communication and was a vital part of the theatre program at Illinois State University. After graduation she worked as a professional actress and teacher for more than 30 years. One of her ...

Jean Scharfenberg Scholarship

This endowment was established in 1993 by family, friends, and colleagues of Jean Scharfenberg. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating student majoring in acting. Candidates must demonstrate talent, discipline, and good work habits, attitude, performance work, and scholarship. Funds are to be used to defray costs involved in beginning a ...

Keith and Becky Habersberger Scholarship

The Keith and Becky Habersberger Scholarship was established in 2020 to support and promote a Theatre student with a commitment to diversity and inclusion. The scholarship will provide financial assistance for a theatre major in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need. Student must be an active member of the Crossroads Project ...

Norman Funk Jr. Scholarship

Norman J. Funk, Jr. was born on September 30, 1951, the son of Norm and Ester Funk of Roanoke. Norm was killed in a car accident at the age of 21 on July 23, 1973. Norm found his dream on the stage at ISU. Established in Norm's memory, this scholarship is offered to an especially gifted theater major who shows a great love and passion for the ...

Pete Guither Theatrical Experimentation Fund

The Pete Guither Theatrical Experimentation Fund was established in 2018 by Pete Guither. The scholarship provides support for research opportunities where students can participate in, or explore, student-led theatrical risk taking, which may involve any of a number of performance-based forms.

Sutter Family Shakespeare Scholarship

The Sutter Family Shakespeare Scholarship was started by Craig Sutter in memory his mother, G. Jean Sutter and his father, H. Everett Sutter. Their passion for the arts and civic engagement resonated with Craig from a young age. He has been an avid supporter and patron of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival since its inception in 1978. Craig's ...

Swanson Endowment

This endowment was established in 1991 by Mary Swanson B.S.E. '82 to support an Illinois State Theatre intern with the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. In 2020, the criteria was modified to expand support for student interns who are participating in any professional theatres or production companies as approved by the Director of the School of ...

Theatre Scholarship Fund

The Theatre Scholarship Fund was opened in 2000 as a general scholarship fund for students majoring in Theatre.

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