The CTA Miriam Wolfe Scholarship was established in 1988 in memory of CTA alum Miriam Wolfe who died in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Miriam’s mother Rosemary Mild often participates in the scholarship selection process, and gives the winners an autographed copy of her book “Miriam’s World – and Mine.” The scholarship is supported by concession sales at CTA events throughout the year. CTA grants two scholarships, $1,500 and $1,000 to two CTA kids who have participated fully and given back to the organization.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 or an official High School transcript.
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 $1,500 and the second for $1,000. In the case of a point tie, the funds will be equally divided and each will received $1,250.
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.
Questions? Please contact the scholarship committee at email@example.com or 410-757-2281 if you have any questions.
2017 – Matthew Lucente, Ella Green
2016 – Alexandra Baca, Geneva Croteau
2015 – Elizabeth Steele, Colleen Coleman
2014 – Maddie Poole, Cassidy Hamilton
2013 – Austin Heemstra, Nick Brice
2012 – Jessica Straub, Mark Hollerbach
2011 – Justin Binnix, Zachary Konick
2010 – Molly Dukes, Steve Mangum
2009 – RJ Pavel, Katherine Riddle
2008 – Lindsay Espinosa, Bethany Lamolinara
2007 – Chris Engler, Josh Konick
2006 – Katie Gardner, Jillian Foley
2005 – Andrew Lincoln, Brittany Taylor
2004 – Jamie Boyle, Elena Crall
2003 – Kerry Deitrick, Eileen Keck, Angie Boss
2002 – Carrie Ponder, Brian Hoffman
2001 – Hayley Clark
2000 – Kathleen Scott
1999 – Robin Beers, Katy Smith
1998 – Josh McGuire
1997 – Christopher Dahl
1996 – Justin Brill
1995 – Karen Zucco
1994 – Susan Woda
1993 – Tiffany Baldwin
1992 – Lauren Kirby
1991 – Karl-Erik Johnson
1990 – Nicole Roblyer
Miriam Luby Wolfe
September 26, 1968 – December 21, 1988