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Scholarship Opportunities

A group of students pose for a photo after receiving their Grace Kelly Scholarships.
2022 Grace Kelly Scholarship Recipients. Back Row: Diana Kemppainen (sponsor), J’Kyil Poole, Daiara Garcia, Wyatt Hardy, Lexi Limin | Front Row: Adam Flores, Nicholas Wilkinson, Denver Dickenson, Kevin Anderson

At the International Thespian Festival, you not only have an unparalleled opportunity to hone your craft all week long, you can also be rewarded for your theatrical work. Over $40,000 is given away annually at the International Thespian Festival to high achievers in the International Thespian Excellence Awards (Thespys®). Explore the ways you can earn money toward your continued training below.

Grace Kelly Scholarships


  • Five $6,000 scholarships with internship stipends and mentors to graduating seniors
  • Five $1,000 training scholarships to underclassmen

Eligibility: A limited number of high-scoring Thespy participants at ITF are invited to interview; recipients are selected by the Grace Kelly Scholarship interview committee

Amy Bennett Musical Theatre Scholarship

Amount: One $2,500 scholarship

Eligibility: A top-scoring solo musical theatre performer is selected by the Bennett family and the Amy Bennett Scholarship selection committee

Sponsor Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, additional program-specific scholarships are also awarded to high-scoring students. Details will be made available as our 2023 sponsors are solidified. Check back for the most up-to-date information.

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