Kit Award for Stage Managers Fund (Theatre & Drama)

The Kit Award for Stage Managers Fund supports undergraduate students in the School of Education who are majoring in Theatre and Drama and have secured an unpaid or low-paid internship in stage management (or a related internship). Funds can be used to cover hourly wages or to pay for internship-related expenses such as transportation, relocation, or housing. Students can be awarded up to $5,000.00 – amount will vary depending on the specifics of the internship.

You may qualify if:

  • You’re an undergraduate Theatre & Drama major returning for the Fall 2024 semester.
  • You’ve secured an internship opportunity prior to applying for funding. The internship must be connected to your academic program and be a stage management (or related) experience.
  • Your internship includes clear expectations with supervision and feedback.

How to Apply:

  • Log in to WiSH and complete the General Application and the Supplemental Questions for the Kit Award for Stage Managers Fund scholarship.
  • Upload information requested for the internship, e.g., internship description, offer/acceptance letter.

Students who accept a scholarship will be required to complete a post-internship survey which includes a summary paragraph about their experience. Additional post-internship requests will include a photo and/or attendance at an event to engage with scholarship donors.

Questions about eligibility or the scholarship application? Please contact Lynn Sankey (

School of Education Career Center
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please select your School of Education major(s).
  2. What is the name of the employing organization?
  3. What is the title of the internship position you will hold?
  4. What is the location of the internship (city, state, country, virtual, hybrid)?
  5. What is the start and end date of the internship? (MM/DD/YY - MM/DD/YY)
  6. How many hours per week will you work?
  7. Is your internship:
  8. If paid, indicate the dollar amount you will receive and corresponding frequency of payment. (Examples might include: $15.00/hour or $300.00/week or $1,200.00/month or $3,000.00 total stipend.)
  9. Will you be receiving other scholarships or funding support for this experience?
  10. If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, please provide the source of the funds and the amount.
  11. Are you enrolling in internship course credit related to this experience?
  12. If enrolling in an internship course for credit, please indicate which course.
  13. If offered scholarship funds, how do you plan to use them? (Select all that apply.)
  14. If you selected "Other" in the previous question, please provide more information.
  15. How does this internship connect to your academic and career goals?
  16. Is there anything else you would like us to consider about your financial situation before submitting your application?
  17. Please upload a copy of the position description detailing the responsibilities you will have in this role.
  18. Please upload a copy of your offer letter.
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