The Tully Daniel Memorial Acting Scholarship

Each year one acting scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding student at the Tennessee Thespian Conference. The scholarship will be in the amount of $1,000.00. The applicant should be aware that this scholarship is intended for a senior student who desires to further his or her fine arts education in college or in a specialized academy. All applicants must be registered delegates of the Conference, be a member in good standing of his/her Thespian troupe and the International Thespian Society, and pay full Conference fees. 

The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2017. Late registrations will be accepted until December 15, 2017 and will require a $20 late registration fee. Any application that is incomplete will be disregarded.

This scholarship is not a need-based scholarship.

The criteria upon which the scholarship will be judged is as follows:

40% will be performance

  • Each applicant is asked to prepare two contrasting monologues FROM STRAIGHT PLAYS that will be performed for the judges.
  • Each monologue may be up to one minute in length.
  • The judges will select a few monologues to be performed for the Conference.

30% will be interview

  • Those applicants who are called back will meet with the judges for a 10-minute period.
  • The interview is a means for the judges to get to know the applicant on a more personal level.
  • Interviews will take place during the call backs on Saturday.

15% will be activities, leadership, and involvement in the arts

  • For this category, each applicant is asked to fully answer the questions that appear on the application form.
  • Please do not submit incomplete forms.

15% will be academic achievement (high school grades only)

  • Each applicant is asked to submit a copy of his or her high school transcript during registration at the conference.
  • Your application will not be considered without your transcript.

Have you been accepted?

List all Fine Arts activities. This includes theatre, art, TV, etc in all aspects, i.e., from cast and crew positions to leadership positions to individual projects.

Have you won any Fine Arts awards or other scholarships? Please explain.

What are your desires, ambitions, and future plans?

How has your life benefited from your involvement in the arts?

Please upload a recent photo or headshot. (File type must be .jpg, smaller than 2mb)

Please copy and paste the text of your resume into this field.

Once you have submitted this application, your sponsor must verify your application. Your sponsor will receive an email with this verification and they must respond prior to auditioning.

Your application with not be processed until verification is received from your sponsor.

By clicking Submit, I certify that all information provided for this scholarship is accurate, and I accept the consequences of being withdrawn from the scholarship competition and the Conference if any information submitted is found to be false.