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.
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.
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
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