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The William Tolbert Whittenberg Scholarship for Performing Arts Excellence was established in 1987 to enable gifted students with limited financial support to pursue advanced study in the performing arts.

The amount of the award is up to $5,000 and is a non-renewable scholarship opportunity.

Who is eligible?

Greater Louisville students and residents | Plans to pursue a career in performing arts | Ages 16-20

Applications are accepted now through April 16, 2018

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For more information, please contact Christa Iwu at ciwu@fundforthearts.org or 502.882.8695

Previous Scholarship Recipients

2017 First Prize Winner: Caroline Glazier

  • City of Residence: Fisherville, KY
  • High School Attended: Youth Performing Arts School
  • College Attending: University of Michigan
  • Arts Discipline: Musical Theatre
  • Number of Years of Study: 10 years
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2017 Second Prize Winner: Alexandria Kinard

  • City of Residence: Louisville, KY
  • High School Attended: Youth Performing Arts School
  • College Attending: University of Louisville Dance Academy
  • Number of Years of Study: 12 years

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2016 First Prize Winner: Ruth Sangster

  • City of Residence: Simpsonville, KY
  • High School Attended: Martha Layne Collins High School
  • College Attending: University of Kentucky
  • Arts Discipline: Vocal, Opera
  • Number of Years of Study: 3 (has studied under Elizabeth Huling and Louisville Youth Choir)

2016 Second Prize Winner: Emma Pfitzer-Price

  • City of Residence: Louisville, KY
  • High School Attended: DuPont Manual/Youth Performing Arts School
  • College Attending: The Julliard School
  • Arts Discipline: Theatre
  • Number of Years of Study: 10 (has studied at Commonwealth Theatre Center – formerly Walden Theatre/Blue Apple Players)