Scholarships

Hanford Drama Scholarships

Travel Scholarships

Travel scholarships are available for students with financial need who are unable to pay for their travel with Hanford Drama. This may include travel to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the State Thespian Festival, and other trips organized by Hanford Drama.

  1. Student Travel Scholarships: awarded to students out of operations or scholarship funds for trips approved by the Richland School Board. The requirement for the award is that the student has been selected by the Drama Director to be on the trip. Criteria for the award are set by the Executive Board and are currently financial need, participation in the Hanford drama program, and value to the participant and the drama program. Typically multiple awards are given ranging from a quarter to the full cost of the trip.
  2. Adult Travel Scholarships: awarded to adults who are chaperoning students on trips approved by the Richland School Board. Funds may come from operation funds or (with the approval of the donor) from Scholarship Funds. Criteria for award are financial need and the need to have the particular adult chaperone on the trip. These awards are not typical, but there have been multiple awards.
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College/Post-Secondary Scholarships

Each year the Hanford Drama Booster Club awards scholarships to graduating seniors. Applications for Drama Booster scholarships are due April 1. There are three college/post-secondary scholarships offered by the Hanford Drama Boosters:

  1. Thespian Scholarship: awarded to a senior out of Hanford Drama Booster Club’s operating funds based on criteria established by its Executive Board. The current requirement is that the student will major in drama while at college. Criteria for award are financial need and participation in Hanford drama. Recently, $1,000 has been budgeted, awarded either as a single or multiple awards.
  2. Drama Citizen Scholarship: awarded to a senior out of Hanford Drama Booster Club’s Scholarship Funds. The restrictions placed by the donor on these funds are that the scholarship is for a 4-year college and that the student participated in at least half the productions during their time at Hanford. The criteria for award are leadership, scholarship, and financial need. Typically, multiple awards are given ranging from $500 to $5,000.
  3. Ruth Richman Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to a senior who has made outstanding contributions to the Hanford Drama program in the area of technical theatre. Recipients must be attending, after graduation, an accredited, nonprofit, post-secondary educational program (including, but not limited to, a four-year college/university, community college, technical/vocational training program). Online-only institutions will not qualify for this award. One $500 award will be given annually, via a guaranteed donation. Should additional funds become available through additional donations, the possibility of additional awards may be entertained.
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