Secondary School Scholarship

The Secondary School Scholarship is designated for a High School student on entering a College or University in the SETC region* to major in theatre.

Award Amount

The amount of the award is $1,000.


Any high school senior in the SETC region* who is planning to attend a regionally accredited college or university in the SETC* region with the intent of majoring in Theatre Arts is eligible to apply for the SETC Secondary School Scholarship.

* The SETC region includes the following 10 Southeastern states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

The Secondary School Scholar Receives:

  • A complimentary one-year student membership in SETC
  • Complimentary Convention registration, hotel room for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights
  • A ticket for the Annual Awards Banquet at Convention
  • A check for the amount of the award upon verification of enrollment in a college or university after July, following the year of the award


  • Aptitude in theatrical practices such as playwriting, design, stage management, acting, directing, etc.
  • The potential for academic success in college.

Application Process

Applications must be postmarked by January 15, 2017.

  • An official transcript, along with verification of class rank and available SAT or ACT scores from the high school guidance counselor or principal.
  • Three completed and sealed Recommendation Forms with one being from the nominee’s high school principal.
  • The student’s completed Nominee Resume Form.

Mail all materials to the SETC Central Office:

Southeastern Theatre Conference
c/o Secondary School Scholarship
1175 Revolution Mill Dr Studio 14
Greensboro, NC 27405-5080


For more information, please contact: Jason Hill, Secondary School Scholarship chair.

2016 Secondary School Scholar

Jensen Brielle Fleisher

jensen-brielle-fleisherJensen Brielle Fleisher is a recent graduate of Kings Mountain High School in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. She is the daughter of Jon and Tara Fleisher. Jensen first realized her passion for theatre at a young age while participating in her church’s productions, but it was her first lead role as a freshman as Brooke Ashton/Vicky in Noises Off that made her realize that this passion was also her future. She auditioned for and made her high school’s advanced theatre class as a sophomore where she went on to win the honor of Outstanding Achievement in Acting at the North Carolina Regional Play Festival in Watauga, NC for her roles as Sissy in This is a Play and Michael in Cap’n Hook. She continued to participate in NCTC throughout her high school career and won other awards including Excellence in Costume Design and Best Cameo Appearance.

Jensen’s favorite roles have included Sissy from This is a Play, Penny from Hairspray, Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors, and Olive from 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She also worked on stage crew for numerous student-directed plays and for the Greater Shelby Community Theatre. One of the most exciting experiences for her was when the Kings Mountain High School Theatre Dept. won Best Musical Tier One for Little Shop of Horrors in the annual Blumey Awards in Charlotte, NC.

Jensen was also active in her high school’s chorale department, where she participated in Symphonic Chorale all four years, Kings Revue show choir, and earned Outstanding Soprano Award and Best Female Vocalist awards her senior year. She also served as vice president for Drama Club and secretary/publicist for International Thespian Society and was a member of Beta Club, National Honor Society, Yearbook, Tri-M Music Society, and Ambassador’s Service Club.

Jensen will be attending the University of North Carolina Greensboro where she plans to audition for the BFA in Acting with a minor in Musical Theatre. She would like to make a special thank you to her supportive and loving parents, who got her through every situation life brought her way; her directors Dan Treharne, Heather Achter, and Sara Fulton, who believed in her abilities from the start; and finally her vocal coach, Crystal McDaniel, who has helped Jensen discover not only her true voice but the power within herself to keep striving for the very best version of herself.