Scholarship Application deadline is May 1st

We grant two scholarships ($1,500 and $1,000) to two CTA high school seniors who have participated fully and given back to the organization. The Miriam Wolfe Scholarship was established in memory of former CTA member Miriam Wolfe who was a victim of the bombing of flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and recognize CTA high school seniors who will pursue an interest in the arts as a part of their continuing education in college.


Who Can Apply

Graduating high school seniors who are members of CTA may participate by submitting the application and any other supporting material to the scholarship committee.


  • Completed application
  • Be a high school senior.
  • Have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be a current member of Children’s Theatre of Annapolis (CTA). If you are not a current member of CTA, please enclose the $10.00 membership fee with your application.
  • Plan to pursue an interest in performing arts at the college level. This includes both artistic and technical aspects of the performing arts. Please note: This scholarship does not require the applicant to major in the performing arts in order to be eligible.
  • Complete the application according to directions, including the required essay questions. The use of additional pages is accepted. Do NOT include personal resumes.
  • Provide one (1) letter of recommendation from an adult individual associated with the performing arts. The recommendation CANNOT be from a relative of the applicant.
  • Submit the completed application, essays, and letter of recommendation electronically to no later than 11:59 p.m. on May 1, 2017.


Please note: To qualify for consideration of this scholarship, all criteria above must be met and the information provided on the application must be complete. This includes the verified GPA and a signature from a school counselor. We will accept an official high school transcript in lieu of a counselor’s signature.


Please note: By submitting this application, the applicant acknowledges that he/she is no longer eligible to participate in CTA productions as a student performer as of the end of the current school year.



Who Makes the Decisions

The CTA board established a scholarship committee for the purpose grading and selecting perspective recipients. The scholarship committee is comprised of CTA board members and three outside judges. These non-CTA members are selected carefully so they do not have any connection to any of the applicants.


How is the Selection Made

The applications are read and graded carefully using the following a system:

  • 20 points for contributions to CTA (both performing and technical)
  • 15 points for other participation in performing arts (both performing or technical)
  • 30 points for a 200-word or less essay. How have you contributed to CTA and
    how has CTA contributed to you?
  • 10 points for training in the performing arts
  • 10 points for special honors or awards for work in the performing arts
  • 15 points for other activities (not in the performing arts) that you have
    participated in during grade 9-12. (Community, church, school, sports, etc.)
  • 10 point for letters of recommendation

Total possible points = 100

Applicants must grade at 80 points or better to be considered for the award.


How Many Awards are There and What Happens with a Tie

CTA will award a maximum of 2 scholarships, one for $1500 and the second for $1000. In the case of a point tie, the funds will be equally divided and each will received $1250.


What Happens if No One Wins

In the event that no applicant meets the required 80 points, the funds will be held for future years. Any funds raised from concession in excess of the scholarship amounts will be held over for future years. The hope is to build the fund over years and possibly raise the scholarship amounts in the future.


Click here to download the 2017 CTA Scholarship Instructions (PDF).

Click here to download the 2017 CTA Scholarship Application (PDF).



Questions? Please contact the scholarship committee at or 410-757-2281 if you have any questions.