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Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship

Sponsored by: The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF)

Applicant must be an outstanding performer who is an undergraduate, graduate, or continuing part-time student. Applicant is required to audition with a performance. There will be three rounds (preliminary, semifinal, and final). 16 regional and two national scholarships awarded.


Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Scholarship
Award Coverage $500 for regional recipients; $3,000 for national recipients
Required areas of study acting
Awarded every year? yes
Renewable? no
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? no



Max $3,000
Min $500


Max 18

Contact Information

David Lee-Painter
Scholarship Coordinator
The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF)

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