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International Thespian Festival Grants

ITF grants enable more Thespians to participate in the life-changing experience of the festival and its weeklong student immersion into theatre with interactive workshops, top high school performances from around the world, the International Thespian Excellence Awards, college auditions, scholarships, and more.

The grant applications are open from February 1 to April 1.

Doug Finney Festival Grant

The Doug Finney Festival Grant covers registration fees and travel costs for individual students to attend ITF.

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Number Awarded Annually: One (1)
  • Eligibility: Any inducted Thespian who is a rising junior or senior or graduated senior at the time of the festival (i.e., sophomore, junior, or senior at the time of application)

Ronald L. Longstreth Grant

The Ronald L. Longstreth Grant makes it possible for international students to participate in ITF.

  • Amount: Up to $3,000 in registration fees and travel expenses
  • Number Awarded Annually: One (1)
  • Eligibility: Inducted Thespians who are not U.S. citizens and reside abroad; may be part of a Thespian troupe abroad or an exchange student within a U.S.-based troupe, but must attend with a Thespian troupe (chaperone is not covered)

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