Circle in the Square Theatre School Scholarships
Please note, availability of scholarships varies from year to year. Most scholarships are reserved primarily for students in their second year of study.
A determination of the awards' recipients and the amount of the scholarships will be based on evaluation by Colin O'Leary, School Director.
The Patrick J. Patek Scholarship Award – This award will be granted as a full or partial scholarship annually to select students who have shown both artistic merit, as well as financial need. This award is intended to assist students in support of their studies in the theatre school's Professional Training Program.
Students of Czechoslovakian heritage and other minorities will be given special consideration.
This scholarship is in honor of Mr. Patek's generosity of spirit as a board member and guiding force of the Circle in the Square Theatre School. mR. Mr. Patek was a longtime supporter of actors and theatre.
The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation Scholarship – The Laurie Foundation provides scholarship grants for Circle students who not only exhibit outstanding ability but also have demonstrated financial need. Blanche and Irving Laurie were longtime supporters of the theatre and of actors.
The Geraldine Stutz Trust – This scholarship is awarded to select students of the program who have demonstrated financial need and dedication to their studies.
Geraldine Stutz transformed Henri Bendel to become the most renowned women's store in the world. She was a long time benefactor of the arts and a supporter of Andy Warhol.