2023 Andrea Croskery Scholarship

Edited 2/8/23: mail completed applications and all materials to PO Box 1945 Greenville, NC 27835.

Edited 2/2/23: Application Form now available for download.

Purpose: Annual award to graduating senior student participant of Smiles and Frowns Playhouse who intends to pursue higher education. Deadline is February 28, 2023. Refer to criteria below for eligibility requirements and necessary supporting documents needed. Fill out application completely. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The award amount will be set by the board at the first meeting of the calendar year not to be less than $500. Recently the amount has been $1000. If no student qualifies for the scholarship, no award will be given that year. The scholarship will be awarded to only one graduating senior and must be used during the first year of higher education. The scholarship is open to any graduating senior who meet the requirements regardless of their intended major.

Award Criteria

  • Applicant must be a high school senior and been involved in at least 3 Smiles and Frowns Playhouse productions as a member of the cast or crew.
  • Letter of recommendation in an envelope with the signature of the writer of the letter written across the sealed closure of the envelope. Letters from family members, current members of the Smiles and Frowns Playhouse Board of Directors, the current artistic director, or Andrea Croskery are not acceptable as letters of recommendation.
  • Copy of High School Transcript
  • Essay (250 words minimum) focused on what your experience with Smiles and Frowns taught you and how those experiences will benefit you in the future.
  • An interview with the selection committee may be scheduled.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us here on the website or on FaceBook.