META Sponsored Scholarships

Tom Suda Spirit Scholarship

FORM DUE BY Friday, November 12th, 2021

This scholarship was created to honor Tom Suda, who was a great supporter, educator, judge and friend of the Michigan Educational Theatre Association. His positive energy embodied the core values of the EdTA and Michigan Thespians: working together, recognizing people matter, striving for excellence, and being the type of person others want to work with.


This scholarship honors one Michigan student who also shares these values. Each school can nominate only one student. Unlike other scholarships, the student you nominate DOES NOT need to study theatre after high school. The scholarship will be announced at the closing of Festival. The awardee will receive $500, which will be sent to the school or educational institution of their student’s choice, to help advance their education. The application form for this scholarship should be selected and completed by the school’s director only--not the student.

Please click on the link below to complete the application.


Thespian Scholarship Competition

STUDENT(S) APPLICATION DUE BY Friday, November 12th, 2021

The Thespian Scholarship Competition is intended to recognize the top 10 theatre students in the state of Michigan. Each school can nominate a maximum of one performance candidate and one technical theatre candidate. There is a $10 charge per student to apply. Ten awards of $500 will be granted.


Students participating must be pursuing a degree in the theatre arts. Students can not enter without permission from their director, which is limited to 1 or 2 students from a school. If you’d like to enter 1 or 2 of your students, please make them aware of the rules, which can be found below.

You will need to complete the application form with the student, since information is needed from both the director and the student as well as a payment method.

For more information, the rules, and the link to apply, please visit: