Cobb Energy Performing Arts Foundation


The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation invites gracious donors, dedicated to theatre arts education, to grant scholarships for outstanding students participating in the Shuler Awards. Scholarships are traditionally valued between $500-1000. The Shuler Scholarship Committee thoroughly reviews all applications and selects the recipients. The Scholarship Committee consists of community arts leaders and educators. Shuler scholarships are awarded during the Awards ceremony in April.

Scholarship Applicant Qualifications:

  • Must attend a participating Shuler high school
  • Must have participated as a cast or crew member in his/her high school’s Shuler participating musical
  • Must be a graduating senior
  • Must intend to major or minor in theatre, music, dance, arts administration or fine arts education in college
  • Must maintain a "B" average or above in all areas of academic study
  • Must actively participate in high school theatre activities
  • Recipients are required to attend the Shuler Awards in April
  • Scholarship application & materials are due March 1

Scholarship Materials:

  1. Complete, print for your records and submit the online application form: Shuler Scholarship Application
  2. Digital copies of the following materials must be emailed to Courtney Reed by March 1:
    1. High school transcript
    2. Teacher reference letter
    3. College/university acceptance letter
    4. Personal essay:
      1. 2 pages, double-spaced, 12-point, Times New Roman font, one inch margins
      2. Question: Why musical theatre? Provide a creative look at the applicant’s relationship with musical theatre. How has musical theatre impacted the applicant’s life? What are the applicant’s plans for future musical theatre involvement?
    5. Theatre Resume
      1. List format: show, role and company/school, year
      2. List theatre activities and extra-curricular activities (optional)
      3. List honors, awards, achievements (optional)
    6. Headshot/Picture

Past Shuler Scholarships:

Broadway Dreams Foundation Performance Scholarship (Summer Intensive Free Tuition)
Broadway Dreams Foundation Technical Scholarship (Summer Intensive Free Tuition)
Doris Corrie Russell Dance Scholarship ($1000 value)
Morrell Memorial Music Scholarship ($1000 value)
Jubilee Cultural Arts Alliance Scenic Design Grant: This scholarship is given to a Shuler Awards participating school that shows promise in scenic design despite budget challenges. ($1000)