|AWARDS AND PRIZES|
|PROCEDURES | TUITION | AID | CALENDAR | AWARDS | ENROLLMENT|
The John Badham Scholarship, established in 1987 by alumnus John Badham ('63), supports outstanding directing students at the Yale School of Drama.
The George Pierce Baker Memorial Scholarship, established by friends of the late Mr. Baker and by alumni of the School in 1960, honors the memory of Professor Baker who chaired the Yale Department of Drama from its founding in1925 through 1933. The Baker Scholarship is awarded to a student playwright.
The Herbert H. and Patricia M. Brodkin Scholarship, established in 1963 by Mr. and Mrs. Brodkin, Yale School of Drama classes of 1940 and 1941 respectively, supports an outstanding student selected by the faculty.
The Patricia M. Brodkin Memorial Scholarship, established in 1983 by Herbert Brodkin ('40), associates, and friends in memory of his wife Patricia ('41), is awarded to a student of the School of Drama.
The Truman Capote Literary Fellowships were established in 1994 through the generosity of the Truman Capote Literary Trust, Alan U. Schwartz, Trustee, to encourage students in Dramatic Criticism and Dramatic Writing to pursue the highest literary standards as reflected in the work of Mr. Capote.
The Paul Carter Scholarship, established in 1995 in memory of Paul Carter, a 1983 Technical Design and Production graduate of the Drama School, by his family and friends, is awarded to a student in the Technical Design and Production program with need for financial support to complete his or her education. Mr. Carter was well-known as the author of The Backstage Handbook, a standard reference work in his field.
The Foster Family Graduate Fellowship was established in memory of Max Foster, (Yale College '23), who wanted to be a playwright or an actor, by his wife, Elizabeth, and son Vincent (Yale College '60). The fellowship is awarded to a Drama student with preference given to graduates of Yale College.
The Annie G. K. Garland Memorial Scholarship, established in 1930 by William J. Garland in memory of his wife, is awarded by the faculty to an outstanding student who is a graduate of Yale College.
The Lord Memorial Scholarship, established in 1929 in memory of Henrietta Hoffman Lord by her mother, Mrs. J. Walter Lord, and friends, is awarded to a female student in her second or third year. The Lotte Lenya Scholarship Fund, established in 1998 through an estate gift from Margo Harris Hammerschlag and Dr. Ernst Hammerschlag, honors the late actress and wife of Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya. The Lenya Scholarship is awarded to a student actor who also has proficiency in singing.
The Stanley R. McCandless Scholarship, established in 1979 by Louis Erhardt ('32) and friends, honors the late Mr. McCandless, professor of stage lighting from 1925 through 1964. The McCandless Scholarship is awarded on the basis of merit to a student in lighting design.
The Kenneth D. Moxley Memorial Scholarship, established in 1980 through an estate gift from alumnus Kenneth D. Moxley ('50), assists students of the School of Drama.
The Donald M. Oenslager Scholarship in Stage Design, established in 1977 by his widow Mary P. Oenslager, honors Professor Oenslager, an original faculty member who founded and chaired the School's Design Program until his retirement in 1970. The Oenslager Scholarship supports outstanding design students in their third year of study.
The Donald and Zorka Oenslager Scholarship in Stage Design, established in 1996 through an estate gift from Zorka Oenslager, is awarded to a resident student studying scene, costume or lighting design.
The Eugene O'Neill Memorial Scholarship, established in 1958 by Drama alumni, faculty and friends of the School, honors the American playwright who received an honorary Doctor of Literature degree from Yale University in 1926. The O'Neill Scholarship is awarded to a student in playwriting.
The Mary Jean Parson Scholarship, established in 1999 with estate gifts from alumna Mary Jean Parson ('59) and her mother, Ursula Parson, is awarded to a Drama student with preference for a second-year female directing student.
The Richard Harrison Senie Scholarship, established in 1987 through an estate gift from alumnus Richard H. Senie ('37), is given to a student in design.
The Leon Brooks Walker Scholarship, established in 1975 by Alma Brooks Walker in memory of her son, Leon (Yale College '21), assists students of the Drama School.
The Richard Ward Scholarship, established in 1994 through an estate gift from Virginia Ward, in honor of her deceased husband, is awarded to a minority student.
The Constance Welch Memorial Scholarship was established in 1979 by former students and friends in memory of Constance Welch, who originated the acting program at the School of Drama, where she taught from 1929 to 1967. The Welch Scholarship is awarded by the faculty to an outstanding student in acting.
The Rebecca West Scholarship, established in 1981 by Mrs. Katherine D. Wright, in honor of Dame Rebecca West whose remarkable literary career spanned seven decades, assists students in the School of Drama.
The Audrey Wood Scholarship was established in 1983 by the friends of Miss Wood to honor her legendary career as a literary agent to many of America's most important new playwrights. It is awarded to students in the playwriting program with financial need.
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The Truman Capote Prize, established by the trustees of his estate, is awarded to a student of the School of Drama for excellence in critical writing.
The ASCAP Cole Porter Prize is awarded to a student of the School of Drama for excellence in writing.
The Edward C. Cole Memorial Award is sponsored by the Technical Design and Production Class of 1983 to commemorate the contributions of Edward C. Cole to the profession of technical theater. The recipient of this award, selected by his or her classmates in the graduating class of the Technical Design and Production department, best exemplifies the ingenuity, creativity, craftsmanship, and dedication to the art of theater which are the hallmarks of the theater technician.
The Carol Dye Award, given by friends and classmates of the late Carol Joyce Dye, Yale School of Drama, '59, is awarded to a student in acting in recognition of talent and accomplishment as a performer.
The John W. Gassner Memorial Prize is awarded for the best critical essay, article, or review by a student published in, or submitted to, Theater Magazine.
The Bert Gruver Memorial Prize is awarded to a student of the School of Drama for excellence in stage management.
The Morris J. Kaplan Award, established by the friends and colleagues of Morris Kaplan, is given to the third-year Theater Administration student who most exhibits the integrity, commitment, and selfless dedication to the art of theater which characterized Morris Kaplan's twenty-year career as counsel to the League of Resident Theatres.
The Leo Lerman Graduate Fellowship in Design, given by friends of the late Mr. Lerman and the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Inc., is awarded to a student of costume design for the purpose of enabling that student to study internationally upon his or her graduation from the School of Drama.
The Donald and Zorka Oenslager Scholarship in Stage Design, established in 1996 through an estate gift from Zorka Oenslager, is awarded to a design student who wishes to study internationally upon graduation.
The Oliver Thorndike Acting Award, established by Mrs. Nathaniel S. Simpkins, Jr., and supplemented by gifts from her son, Nathaniel Simpkins III, in memory of Oliver Thorndike Simpkins, whose stage name was Oliver Thorndike, is awarded annually to an actor in the School who best exemplifies the spirit of fellowship, cooperation, and devotion to the theater which characterized Mr. Thorndike.
The Herchel Williams Prize, established by Mr. Williams, who was a member of the first class accepted in Drama at Yale, is awarded to an acting student with outstanding ability.
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