The Ellis Jordan Scholarship is awarded to Sophomore and Junior Thespians who have never attended the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska. This scholarship covers the basic registration fee to attend this festival and does not cover transportation costs. CA State Thespians does not register the student for the festival, that is solely the recipient’s responsibility. Each Thespian Troupe attending the CA State Festival may submit a maximum of two applications for this scholarship.
To complete an Ellis Jordan Scholarship Application you will need to upload the following. Please prepare these items prior to continuining with the application process as you will need to upload digital copies prior to submitting.
a one page (8.5 x 11) Resume which includes personal information, performance and technical theatre experiences, training, special talents, club affiliations, honors, awards and other theatre related information.
A signed Troupe Director/Sponsor Recommendation
This could be as simple as a signed statement of support from your Troupe Director. Your Troupe Director may submit directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GPA Verification form signed by High School Academic Counselor.
You can use a standard form provided by your school (if available), or you may use the following GPA Verification Form. Your Troupe Director or Counselor may also submit directly to email@example.com.
a one page (8.5 x 11) typed personal statement answering the prompt: “Why I want to attend the International Thespian Festival and how I plan to share my experience with my Director/Sponsor and Thespian Troupe.”
3”x 5” or larger photo.
The Ellis Jordan Scholarship is reviewed and it's recpients are decided upon by committe based on the canidate's application. Those who are selected will be announced at California State Thespian Festival, and recipients must be registered and attending Festival throughout the event.