Giving

Consider giving to Theatre VCU

TO GIVE: Please contact Ron Keller, Department Chair by calling 804-828-1514 or emailing rkeller@vcu.edu. You can also e-mail giving@vcu.edu

Thanks to donors like you, Theatre VCU can provide students with the skills to have successful careers in the theatre. Everything you see both on stage and behind the scenes is created by Theatre VCU students. Your generosity is crucial to the continuing excellence of our productions and we thank you for your support

Your donation can make all the difference.


THEATREVCU SCHOLARSHIPS

Every year talented Theatre VCU students benefit from the generosity of your donations to our scholarships. There are many, many  more deserving students who need your help. PLEASE consider a gift to one of the following scholarship funds. Your donation could make all the difference. Thank you.

 

RICHARD AND WILLIAM NEWDICK THEATRE SCHOLARSHIP

The Richard and William Newdick Theatre Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled in the theatre program in the School of the Arts who has exhibited outstanding engagement in and commitment to theatre. The scholarship will be awarded with preference to students with demonstrable need.

MARVIN SIMS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Eligible students must be theatre students who display individual achievement, academic excellence, financial need and who contribute to the School’s diversity. The Marvin Sims Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by gifts from the family, friends and colleagues of Marvin Sims. A highly respected and talented professional, Marvin was the president of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and of the Black Theatre Network at the time of his death. A former board member of the Kennedy Center American college Theater Festival, he also helped found the Theatre of Diverse Voices at VCU.

THOMAS JOHN KELLER SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FOR THEATRE STUDENTS

Student must demonstrate an outstanding work ethic and positive attitude in service to the Theatre Department. Available to Sophomores & Juniors enrolled in the Theatre program. The endowment honors the memory of Thomas Keller, a 2007 alumnus of the School of the Arts. The scholarship was established through a gift from his parents, Rosemary and David C. Keller.

THE KYM FRANKLIN SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship is to be given yearly to a student or students of TheatreVCU who are majoring in an area of design or technical theatre. The Kym Franklin Scholarship was established in 1999 by the friends and family of Kym Franklin – BFA 1991, magna cum laude. Kym was an accomplished scenic artist and painter who had worked for TheatreVirginia and was the charge artist at Alabama Shakespeare Festival at the time of her death.

JENNIFER JONES HUNDLEY GRADUATE THEATRE SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student in the Theatre Department. The Jennifer Jones Hundley Graduate Theatre Scholarship was established in 2005 by Mr. William O. Jones in honor of his daughter’s graduation from the Department of Theatre in December 2005.

JETT HIGHAM SCHOLARSHIP FOR COSTUME DESIGN

Awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in costume design.  Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior enrolled full time. Based on financial need and portfolio review. This scholarship was established in summer of 2013 in memory of Jett Higham, son of Theatre VCU Costume Design faculty member Toni-Leslie James.

THEATREVCU ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP

Established by alumni and faculty from Theatre VCU and is still supported by them. Student recipient must be a full time continuing student majoring in Theater the semester the award is given, and the following Spring semester, when the award is distributed.

DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE DESIGN COMPETITION GRANT

The Department of Theatre Registration Fees Grant Program, established by Lou Szari, is desgined to support VCU Undergraduate Lighting, Scenic, and Costume design students who seek assistance to pay for convention registration fees and design competition entry fees.

 

For questions on how to make a gift to a specific scholarship, email Ron Keller (rkeller@vcu.edu),

Bonnie McCoy (bsmccoy@vcu.edu) or giving@vcu.edu