Scholarships & Awards
The Southeastern Theatre Conference is proud to award scholarships for individuals continuing their study in Theatre. SETC's Endowment Fund supports each award. For more information and application forms for each of the following scholarships, please click on the title.
The Robert Porterfield Award
The Marian A. Smith Costume Award
The Denise Halbach Award
The Secondary School Scholarship
The William E. Wilson Award
The Polly Holliday Award
The Tom Behm Award
Distinguished Career Award
The Distinguished Career Award is the highest award bestowed by SETC and is established to honor one individual or artistic team each year who has a distinguished career in the theatre. The recipient is requested to speak at the annual convention as a keynote address, and to accept the award during the Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony. Administration of this award is assigned to the Executive Committee. However, SETC members are invited to make suggestion to the Executive Committee and/or the SETC Central Office as names for consideration.
Charles M. Getchell Award (New Play Project)
The SETC New Play Project is dedicated to the discovery, development and publicizing of worthy new plays and playwrights.The Charles M. Getchell Award is $1000 and a Staged Play Reading at the Annual Convention. The winner must be present.
Entry: Between March 1st and June 1st annually.
High School New Play Project
The SETC High School New Play Project is dedicated to the encouragement and development of worthy new one act plays written by high school playwrights. SETC High School New Play Award is $250 and a Staged Play Reading at the Annual Convention. The winner must be present.
Entry: Between October 1st and December 1st.
Design Competition Awards
Three internationally acclaimed designers critique graduate and undergraduate entries in Scenic Design, Costume Design, Lighting Design, Costume Crafts and Technology, Properties Design & Construction and Sound Design. Cash awards are given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Places.
Keynote Emerging Artists of Promise Awards
A grant presented annually to four high school students who show promise in theatre and would benefit from a grant to attend the convention. KEAP recipients are recognized for their dedication to theatre and academic excellence at keynote addresses, the state luncheon and the SETC Awards Banquet.
Sara Spencer Child Drama Award
Recognizes an individual or organization for distinct achievement in such areas of child drama as: playwriting, performance, audience development, curriculum development, funding, scholarship, community programs, research, television programming, creative drama or other enrichment programs within the SETC Region.
Young Scholar's Award
SETC's History/Theory/Criticism/Literature Committee invites submissions from graduate students and undergraduate students relating to the committee's interest areas of history, theory, criticism, and literature. One graduate and one undergraduate paper will be chosen to win a cash prize and to present their winning papers at the Annual Convention.