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William E. Wilson Scholarship Award

Each year the Southeastern Theatre Conference awards the William E. Wilson Scholarship Award in the graduate category. The award, named for longtime SETC member and patron William “Bill” Wilson, supports a secondary school teacher who is pursuing a graduate degree in theatre, or speech and theatre. The award is presented in the amount of $5,000 to a secondary school educator pursuing a graduate degree in theatre, or speech and theatre in a regionally accredited graduate program.

The Wilson award is made possible by a $100,000 endowment given by its namesake in support of secondary school theatre educators across the southeast. It is a dream come true for contributor Wilson, and for many future recipients. The Southeastern Theatre Conference extends its heartfelt thanks to Wilson for his vision and support of secondary school theatre.

Application Guidelines

Applicants must be legal residents of a state in the SETC region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia or West Virginia), and must have at least one year of experience as a full-time teacher and director of theatre in a secondary school in the SETC region. The award recipient must enroll in a regionally accredited graduate program within the SETC region and within one year of being selected for the scholarship.

To apply, download and complete the 2017 Application Form (Coming Soon) and return with supplemental materials by January 15, 2017.

For more information, please contact: Dean Slusser dslusser@camden.k12.ga.us

Recent Wilson Scholars

Tricia Oliver ~ 2016 Scholar

Tricia Oliver is the theatre director at Lee-Scott Academy in Auburn, Alabama. She has been teaching and directing high school theatre for the past 10 years and was formerly the director of the Auburn Children’s Theatre. She is married to John and they have two talented children, Ashleigh and Matt. Tricia is currently working on her MS.ED in Theatre Education at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia.

Jason Hill ~ 2015 Scholar

Jason Hill is the theatre director at Camden County High School in Kingsland, Georgia. He has been teaching and directing high school theatre for the past 15 years. He is married to Susan and they have 3 amazing children, Carter, Perry and Alice. Jason has been involved in almost 80 theatre productions. This summer, he will begin work on his MS.ED in Theatre Education at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia.

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