College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Performing Arts - Scholarships for Current Students

Dienemann Memorial Scholarship In The Performing Arts
In honor of Kay Dienemann, class of 1927, past performer and member of numerous theatre guilds in New York and Florida.

Purpose: To provide financial assistance to students studying in the Performing Arts.

Requirements: Full time student with B average, rising Junior or Senior, and demonstrated commitment to the Performing Arts.

Recipient: Selected by the Division of Performing Arts' faculty.

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Theatre

The Henry and Agnes Guenther Scholarship in Performing Arts
Established by Henry Guenther - businessman, community leader, and patron of the arts - in memory of his wife, Agnes.

Purpose: To recognize and encourage diligent student creativity in the Theatre Arts.

Requirements: Theatre major, full time student with B average or higher, rising Junior or Senior.

Recipient Selected by the Division of Performing Arts' faculty.

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Howard Jon Schnabolk Memorial Award for Achievement in Theatre Arts at Alfred University
In memory of Howie Schnabolk, class of '65, former theatre lighting director, past President of the AU Footlight Club and Chair of its Executive Committee, who lost his life in Vietnam on August 3, 1967.

Purpose: To recognize and encourage diligent student creativity in the Theatre Arts.

Requirements: Full time theatre student in good standing;Sophomores, juniors, or seniors are eligible.

Administration: Recipient selected by the Theatre faculty.

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Theatre, English

Smith/Crapsey Endowed Undergraduate Research Award
Established by the Smith and Arthur Crapsey families, this award is in memory of C. Duryea Smith III, legendary, imaginative, and inspirational teacher and friend, whose work in theatre at Alfred University informed and guided the lives of generations of Alfred students.

Purpose: To provide funding for research in the Performing Arts or in drama as literature.

Requirements:

  • Awarded to a rising senior for a worthy research project.
  • Submit a proposal by April 15th of the Junior year for the intended research project.
  • Project must be completed before graduation.
  • Results of research presented orally to the University community; a final, bound, written copy retained in the library.
  • Provide a transcript showing academic record.
  • A letter of faculty endorsement must accompany the proposal.

Administration:

  • Recipient selected by a committee, comprised of the LAS Dean, members of the Smith and Crapsey families, the English and Performing Arts Chairs, and a representative of the Library

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Music

Borrelli Memorial Scholarship
In memory of Nancy Arnold Borrelli.

Purpose: To provide financial assistance to a student interested in music.

Requirements: Full-time student, rising Junior or Senior, B average or higher, actively studying music and participating in the music program.

Administration: Recipient recommended by the Division of Performing Arts faculty

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The Melvin Le Mon Creative Arts Scholarship Fund
In memory of Dr. Melvin Le Mon, legendary and inspirational music teacher and conductor at Alfred University.

Purpose: To provide funding to one or more deserving music students for private lessons.

Requirements: Full time student (sophomore, junior or senior) in good standing, demonstrated talent and potential in music.

Administration: Recipient selected by the Music faculty.

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Brenda Johnson Memorial Award
An endowed award established in the memory of Ms. Brenda Johnson.

Purpose: To provide funding to one or two outstanding and deserving music students for private lessons based on past achievements at Alfred University.

Requirements: Full time student (sophomore, junior or senior) in good standing, demonstrated talent and potential in music

Administration: Recipient selected by the Music faculty

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