Tennessee Scholarships

Leighton M. Ballew Directing Award

SETC’s Leighton M. Ballew Directing Award provides one student with a $2,500 scholarship to study theater directing at a regionally accredited graduate school in the upcoming academic year.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 25
Winner announcement
September 2022

SAWF Scholarship Program

The Southern Automotive Women's Forum Scholarship Program provides scholarships between $1,000 and $5,000 to women enrolled or who plan to enroll in a STEM-related field.

Amount
$1,000–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
May 20
Winner announcement
July 28, 2022

Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarships

The Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship offers need-based scholarships of between $500 and $5,000 to graduating high school seniors or students currently enrolled in accredited colleges in the U.S.

Amount
$500–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
48 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
February 7
Winner announcement
April 2023

Porter Fleming Literary Competition

The Porter Fleming Literary Competition grants the amount of $7,000 to 12 individuals who exhibit skill in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or one-act playwriting.

Amount
$250–$1,000
Scholarships awarded
12 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
February 13
Winner announcement
April 2023

Denise Halbach Performance Scholarship Award

The Denise Halbach Performance Scholarship awards $2,000 to a graduate student studying acting or musical theater. Students who graduated from universities in the SETC region can apply.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Marian A. Smith Costume Scholarship Award

The Marian A. Smith Costume Scholarship awards $1,500 to a graduate student studying costume design or technology. Applicants must have studied or will study at an SETC region institution.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Robert Porterfield Scholarship Award

The Robert Porterfield Scholarship awards $2,000 to graduate students pursuing a degree in theatre. Applicants should have graduated from an undergraduate program at a university in the SETC region.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship

The Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship awards $2,000 to one high school senior in the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) region who will pursue studies in theater.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

William E. Wilson Scholarship Award

The William E. Wilson Scholarship awards $5,000 to a secondary school teacher pursuing graduate studies in theatre or speech and theatre. Applicants must be legal residents of any SETC state.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program

The ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program offers 185 $1,500 flight e-passes to undergraduate and graduate students who travel away from home to study.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
185 winners
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
May 15
Winner announcement
July 8, 2023