Traveling Players Ensemble - Great Theatre in the Great Outdoors

Scholarship Information for Summer Camp

2017 Scholarship Guidelines

Traveling Players Ensemble is eager to find scholarship campers that are a good fit with our community.

Financial assistance is based on three factors:

  1. financial need of family
  2. talent and/or dedication of performer
  3. needs of TPE’s ensembles

The procedure to become eligible for a scholarship is fairly simple:

  1. The student writes a letter to Artistic Director Jeanne Harrison explaining why she/he wants to be a member of the Traveling players’ summer programs and what special qualities she/he would bring to the ensemble.
  2. The student asks a teacher or coach who knows her/him well to fill out the short Camp Recommendation Form for Scholarships.
  3. Parents provide a copy of your 2016 federal tax return to verify your eligibility for financial aid.

Please submit the letter, tax return, and the Camp Recommendation Form for Scholarships as soon as possible for preferred consideration.  If it looks like you are eligible and a good fit for our programs, then we’ll call to schedule an interview.

After the interview, you will receive an email letting you know if you have been accepted to TPE’s 2017 summer program and the level of financial aid that we are able to provide.  Awards vary from 25% to 95% of tuition.  Depending on Traveling Players’ success in securing scholarship donations and grants, the level of support we could offer may increase or decrease from year to year.

A single application allows a student to be eligible for a year’s worth of  Traveling Players camps, classes and events. There is no annual limit to the amount that we can award, and no lifetime cap. We have had a history of awarding campers for six years and over $14,000 in grants.

Returning scholarship campers are required to re-apply each year.  It is most helpful if the camper writes a letter after every scholarship summer documenting their experience.

Thanks again for your interest in Traveling Players’ programs! If you have any questions about the application process or the camp, please don’t hesitate to call or email: (703) 987-1712 or



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