Due to a significant interest in submitting art and auditions digitally and Thea Foundation's awareness of the current pandemic, we've opted to take our 2020 Performing Arts and Visual Arts Scholarship Competitions completely online. Please see details below for each competition's new submission process. New Deadlines for Performing Arts & Visual Arts Scholarship Competitions: Extended deadlines to accommodate our talented Arkansas students and the evolving dynamics of the pa
Thea Foundation's annual Fashion Design Scholarship Competition was held on Saturday, March 7. Students from across the state arrived to showcase their designs and discuss their application of this year's theme: brilliant, radiant, overcoming the senses. We're excited to announce this year's winners: 1st Place, $4,000 scholarship Emely Truong (pictured above) Searcy High School Here's a sample of the required drawings Emely brought to discuss her design: 2nd Place, $3,500 sch
We spent Leap Day 2020, February 29, with students representing seven different high schools across Arkansas. During the three rounds of competition, each student leveraged their allotted three minutes per round with a rehearsed poem reflecting this year's theme: brilliant, radiant, overcoming the senses. The writing was prolific and the passion was palpable; our distinguished team of judges ultimately awarded five top-performing students with scholarships. Once again, we owe
Considering Ken-Matt Martin’s résumé, you probably couldn’t imagine that he once was unsure of his talent and his future. As a Parkview High School senior in 2008, Martin won 3rd place in Thea Foundation’s performing arts scholarship competition, and he said that was the turning point when his self-esteem raised. “Prior to that point, I thought I was just an average student or performer, but winning a Thea Foundation award gave me the confidence to pursue musical theatre B.F.
A dancer since she was 8 years old, Amy Bramlett knew she wanted to pursue dance when she graduated high school, but she wasn’t quite so sure about finding the money to do so, especially since her heart was set on studying at Texas Christian University (TCU), a private university. Being one of four kids, Amy knew that her parents footing the bill was out of the question. She would have to realize her goals on her own. In 2007, as a graduating senior at Hot Springs High School
As of Monday, August 15, 2016, Thea’s annual scholarship competition are open for registration, which will close the Monday before each competition in the spring of 2017. Thea Foundation’s scholarship program, which awards 30 scholarships each year ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 to Arkansas high school seniors, partners with 27 colleges and universities in Arkansas and across the nation, who match or exceed Thea’s scholarships, translating to more than $2 million in scholarshi