The Plaza Theatre Scholarship given in Memory of Mrs. Jeanene D. Merka

In an effort to promote the benefits of higher education in the field of theatre and the performing arts, the Plaza Theatre’s goal is to award scholarships to worthy area high school graduates.

The scholarship will be available to the recipients as a onetime funding of $500.00.

To be eligible, the following criteria must be met:

  • Attend an accredited technical college or university located in the state of Texas.
  • Have an intended major in the field of theatre, performing arts, or related field.
  • Enroll as a full-time student in the fall semester immediately following high school graduation.

Applicants must complete the following application and include at least one letter of recommendation from an individual who has had direct theatre or performing arts experience with the applicant.

Applications must be postmarked by the application deadline date and sent to the following address:

The Plaza Theatre Scholarship
Post Office Box 1067
Wharton, Texas 77488

Application must be postmarked by the last Friday in the month of March.

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