scholarships

Tupelo Community Theatre offers four $500 scholarships each year.  Applications must be received in the Business Office no later than April 15th.  A panel from the TCT Scholarship Committee and Board of Directors will make the final selection.  Recipients will be notified by June 1st.  Students must complete at least 12 hours each semester (or its equivalent if on the quarter system) and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA.  You may download the scholarship form here or from the TCT Business Office at 201 N. Broadway.

The Liveakos Scholarship is offered each year to a graduating Tupelo High School Senior who has demonstrated scholastic achievement and an aptitude for the dramatic arts.  Students planning to graduate early in the same calendar year may apply.

Martha Geddie

TCT offers a $500 Martha Geddie Memorial Scholarship each year to a Mississippi student currently enrolled in college with full time student status majoring in speech, oral communications, drama, mass media and/or related fields. Selection is based on achievements in the performing arts and general scholarship. .

TCT  also offers B. J. Huddleston Memorial Art Scholarship, an annual $500 scholarship recognizing a graduating Tupelo High School Senior who has demonstrated artistic ability, academic achievement, leadership and good citizenship. Students planning to graduate early in the same calendar year may apply.

In 2011 TCT added the Jess Mark Scholarship to a Mississippi high school student who has had involvement with the Tupelo Community Theatre.  The scholarship is $500 per year.  Students planning to graduate early in the same calendar year may apply.


If you have questions concerning TCT's scholarship programs, you are encouraged to call the Lyric office at 844-1935, or e-mail TCT. Please take advantage of these financial opportunities to further an education in the dramatic arts and related fields.

2013 Scholarship Winners

Tupelo Community Theatre demonstrated its commitment to support education by presenting scholarships to four area students in May 2013.

Bronwyn Teague, long time technical guru at the Lyric, received the Geddie Scholarship, given in memory of TCT founding board member Martha Geddie. This is her second year to be awarded the scholarship. Bronwyn is attending Mississippi University for Women and majoring in theatre while still actively involved at TCT. 

Melodie Sanchez received the Huddleston Scholarship, which is presented to a Tupelo High School student who has demonstrated artistic ability, academic achievement, leadership, and good citizenship. She is attending Ole Miss and is the granddaughter of the scholarship namesake, B. J. Huddleston.

Austyn Davis received the Liveakos Scholarship. This scholarship is offered each year to a student who has demonstrated scholastic achievement and an aptitude for the dramatic arts. Austyn is also attending Ole Miss. 

The Jess Mark Scholarship is awarded to a Mississippi high school student who has been involved at Tupelo Community Theatre. THS student Shannon Shepherd won this prestigious award. She is attending Mississippi State.

For more information about TCT scholarships, please visit the TCT website at
www.tct.ms. Congratulations to this year’s impressive recipients!


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