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2023-2024 Theatre & Film Scholarship Application for Undergraduates


The Department of Theatre and Film Studies presents several scholarship awards to deserving students at the conclusion of each academic year. These are self-nominating awards.

Interested students must fill out this application and ask a faculty member in the department to support and sign off on their nomination.

Students in all areas of the department are eligible; however, graduating seniors in their final semester are not eligible.

Students who have won an award in previous years may submit for those awards not previously won.


  • The Chuck Baker Scholarship in Drama (3 awards available): Three $1,500 awards honoring sophomore and junior Theatre majors for outstanding achievement in any aspect of theatre practice, including acting, stage managing, directing, set, costume, lighting or sound design, with financial need as a consideration.
  • The Chuck Baker Scholarship in Film Studies (1 award available): One $1,500 award honoring sophomore or junior Film Studies majors for outstanding achievement with financial need as a consideration.
  • Eddie Lambeth Scholarship in Acting and Screenwriting (1 award available): One $1,500 award honoring aspiring actors, screenwriters, or playwrights with proven professional promise, outstanding character, and above-average academic standing.
  • Martin Holubar Scholarship (1 award available): One $1,000 award for an undergraduate student based on their love for theater and for going the extra mile in the department. Exceptional character and dedication to theatrical practice are crucial.
Action Items for the Applicant
  • Please fill in the Scholarship Application at the following link: Scholarship Application
  • Ask your faculty sponsor to fill out a Recommendation Form by April 15.

2023-2024 New Georgia Group Grant Application

Grant Amount  $500
Project Timeline for Completion Academic Year 2023-2024
Submission Deadline  April 3, 2023

Grant Goal: Established by a group of former drama majors, known as New Georgia, this grant seeks to support a student project (play, film, or other media) based on freethinking and originality. 

Who Can Apply: Grant projects should be initiated by undergraduate majors and/or graduate students in the Department of Theatre and Film Studies in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

Criteria: The criteria for receiving the grant will include artistic risk-taking and new approaches in concept and expression, while maintaining an appreciative audience. Each project should creatively apply one or more of the academic disciplines included in the Department’s curriculum. 


  • Projects should be completed and presented by end of the 2024 Spring Term.
  • The Faculty Adviser will seek to choose projects that highlight diverse artistic skills. 
  • Each project requires that the New GA Group Grant Chair oversee the implementation of the project. 
  • It is not required that the budget be limited to the amount of the grant, only that a full accounting of the entire budget be submitted at the completion of the project. 
  • The winner will be announced at the end of the year Department Banquet.

The application can be found at the following link: New Georgia Group Grant Application

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