Marian A. Smith Costume Scholarship Award
The Marian A. Smith Scholarship is awarded each year to a student pursuing a graduate degree in costume design and/or technology. The award is named after Marian A. Smith, who served as Executive Director of SETC for 26 years, and helped make SETC what it is today.
Deadline to Apply: January 21, 2014
The amount of the award is $2,000. The award is given annually to a student pursuing a graduate degree in costume design and/or technology.
To Apply for the Award
1. In order to apply for the Marian A. Smith Costume Scholarship Award, the applicant must:
A. have completed their undergraduate work at an institution within the SETC region no later than August of the year applying; and
B. be entering a regionally accredited graduate school for costume design and/or costume technology for the first time.
|2. Applications and all supporting materials are due not later than: January 21, 2014.|
A. enter a regionally accredited graduate school for costume design and/or costume technology as a full-time student; and
B. be duly enrolled during the summer or fall term following the convention at which the award is announced.
|4. Up to three applicants may be selected as finalists on the basis of their portfolio materials and recommendations as the candidates for the award. They will be notified by February 1st of the year.|
|5. The selected candidates must be present at the SETC Spring Convention for an interview with the committee. SETC will offer limited travel assistance. The interview is the final step in selecting the winner of the award.|
|6. The winner of the Marian A. Smith Award will be announced and presented at the Awards Banquet held Saturday evening of the SETC Spring Convention. The recipient should be present at the banquet.|
|7. Upon suitable notification to the SETC Executive Director that the candidate has entered a regionally accredited graduate school as specified above, the award will be released.|
Must be sent electronically (Via Email or provide URL):
A. Completed Application - Click here to download
B. Personal letter outlining plans and objectives
C. A complete resume.
D. Ten samples of completed work or renderings
E. Names, addresses and phone numbers of three to five references
Must be sent from school via Postal Mail:
F. Official college transcripts9. The selected applicants will also be asked to bring a portfolio to the interview at SETC.
Please direct questions and submissions to:
University of Mississippi
Department of Theatre
Isom Hall, Room 110A
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2013 Marian A. Smith Costume Scholar
Colleen Dobson completed her undergraduate degree in theatre at the University of South Carolina at Columbia in 2012. During that time she served as a draper and first hand on many shows including The Skin of Our Teeth (2008), Cyrano de Bergerac (2009), and A Streetcar Named Desire (2011). Colleen worked at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in the summers of 2009 and 2010, stitching for shows such as Caroline in Jersey (2009), The Torchbearers (2009), and Our Town (2010) and draped for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (2010). She also stitched for the Utah Shakespeare Festival in the summers of 2011 and 2012 on Noises Off (2011), Romeo and Juliet (2011), The Glass Menagerie (2011), and Scapin (2012).
Colleen is currently attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as an MFA candidate for Costume Production, scheduled to graduate in May of 2015.