*Membership dues must be paid no less than 48 hours before the scholarship submission deadline for that scholarship year for processing.  Applicants who or whose families are not paid members for the current Membership year by at least 48 hours before the scholarship submission deadline will not be scored or considered for a scholarship that year. Join TCHS Theatre Boosters here.

2020 Applications are now CLOSED


2020 Camp Scholarship Eligibility and Background Summary

Eligibility | Background | Instructions


To be eligible for consideration for a TCHS Theatre Boosters Camp Scholarship, applicants must be a current Timber Creek High School freshmen, sophomore or junior enrolled in a theatre class and scholarships will be awarded regardless of age, sex, race, color, creed or religious association.   Applicant or their family must be a paid TCHS Theatre Boosters Member to be considered for a scholarship*.  Applicants may select KISD’s Spotlight Camp or Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Summer Theatre Workshop “Camp on the Coast”, and scholarships will be considered to other theatre camps.

Only one scholarship per applicant per type (Camp or College) per school year will be awarded.  Scholarships are paid directly to the camp and must be used in summer holiday period before the start of the next school year.  The number of scholarships and final amounts awarded will be dependent on our booster club budget.  Spotlight Camp scholarships will be awarded for the full amount and Camp on the Coast and other alternative approved camps may be at full or partial tuition.

Applicants must complete an application form and submit a 200-300 word essay in addition to any supporting documents to be considered for a scholarship.  All camp applications will be reviewed by a selection panel of three judges nominated by the TCHS Theatre Boosters Scholarship Committee, consisting of one Boosters member (senior parent only), one at-large representative (i.e., generally with ties to theatre, or an administrator, counselor and/or teacher and may be a Boosters member), and the TCHS Theatre Directors, collectively as one. 

Applications will be scored by the non-senior parent Boosters member and the at-large representative based on a weighted scale with each panel member awarding points in each area of the application and for the essay.  Points are awarded for participation in and of support of the performing arts as well as the essay.  Applications scored by the TCHS Theatre Directors will be ranked high to low based on a weighted scale for the number of applicants.  The total scores for each applicant from each judge are added together and averaged to determine the applicant's final score.


IMPORTANT

“Participation in” includes auditions (whether or not the applicant got a role), and “Support of” includes not only all crew and front of house positions, but also any and all volunteer and support to the theatre productions and to the theatre department, whether or not credited.  As such, it is in the applicant’s best interest and important to list any and all items relating to performing arts including auditions and volunteer support.


All information provided to the TCHS Theatre Boosters, the Scholarship Committee and to the Selection Panel shall be considered private and confidential and for use only by the committee during the scholarship selection process.  All decisions made by the Scholarship Committee shall be considered final.