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Fellowships and Scholarships

At Yale School of Drama, fellowships and scholarships are awarded exclusively to students with demonstrated financial need.

The John Badham Scholarship, established in 2006 by John Badham ’63, is awarded to students in the Directing department.

The John M. Badham Fund was established in 1987 by John Badham ’63.

The Mark Bailey Scholarship, established in 1991 through an estate gift from Marcia E. Bailey, is awarded with a preference to graduates of high schools in the state of Maine who show promise in the field of drama.

The George Pierce Baker Memorial Scholarship, established by friends of the late Mr. Baker and by alumni of Yale School of Drama in 1960, honors the memory of Professor Baker, who chaired the Yale Department of Drama from its founding in 1925 through 1933.

The Herbert H. and Patricia M. Brodkin Scholarship was established in 1963 by Mr. and Mrs. Brodkin, Yale School of Drama classes of 1940 and 1941 respectively.

The Patricia M. Brodkin Memorial Scholarship was established in 1983 by Herbert Brodkin ’40, associates, and friends in memory of his wife Patricia ’41.

The Paul Carter Scholarship, established in 1995 in memory of Paul Carter, a 1983 Technical Design and Production graduate of Yale School of Drama and author of The Backstage Handbook, by his family and friends, is awarded to a student in the Technical Design and Production department.

The Nicholas G. Ciriello Family Scholarship was established in 2009 with a gift from Nicholas G. Ciriello ’59 YC in honor of his fiftieth college reunion.

The August Coppola Scholarship was established in 2010 by Talia Coppola Shire Schwartzman ’69 and her brother, Francis Coppola, in memory of their brother, Dr. August Coppola. This scholarship is awarded to students studying at Yale School of Drama.

The Caris Corfman Scholarship was established in 2007 by Dr. Philip Corfman to honor the memory of his daughter, Caris Corfman ’80.

The Cheryl Crawford Scholarship, established in 2001 through an estate gift from Charlotte Abramson, honors the memory of producer Cheryl Crawford, a cofounder of The Group Theatre and The Actors Studio. The scholarship supports students in the Playwriting, Directing, and Acting departments.

The Edgar and Louise Cullman Scholarship was established in 2006 and is awarded to students in the Directing department.

The Cullman Scholarship in Directing, established in 2007 by Edgar Cullman, Jr. ’68 YC and Edgar (Trip) Cullman III ’97 YC, ’02 DRA, is awarded to students in the Directing department.

The Holmes Easley Scholarship, established in 2004 through an estate gift from Mr. Easley, is awarded to a male student studying scenic design.

The Eldon Elder Fellowship, established in 2001 through an estate gift from stage designer and professor Eldon Elder ’58, is awarded to international students with a preference for those studying Design and Technical Design and Production.

The Wesley Fata Scholarship, established in 2007 by former students and friends of Wesley Fata, Professor Emeritus of Acting at Yale School of Drama, is awarded to students in the Acting department.

The Foster Family Graduate Fellowship was established in 1995 in memory of Max Foster ’23 YC, who wanted to be a playwright or an actor, by his wife, Elizabeth, and his son Vincent ’60 YC. The fellowship is awarded to a Yale School of Drama student, with preference given to graduates of Yale College.

The Dino Fusco and Anita Pamintuan Fusco Scholarship, established in 2012 by Anita Pamintuan Fusco ’90 and Dino Fusco ’88, is awarded to students attending Yale School of Drama.

The Annie G. K. Garland Memorial Scholarship was established in 1930 by William J. Garland in memory of his wife.

The Earle R. Gister Scholarship was established in memory of former faculty member Earle R. Gister by Lynne and Roger Bolton to benefit one or more students pursuing a degree in Acting at Yale School of Drama.

The Randolph Goodman Scholarship was established in 2005 through a bequest of Randolph Goodman ’46 ART.

The Jerome L. Greene Scholarship, established in 2007 by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation, provides full tuition and living expenses to third-year students in the Acting department.

The Pamela Jordan Scholarship was established in 2009 by alumni, faculty, staff, and students of Yale School of Drama and colleagues and friends of Pamela Jordan, in honor of her thirty-two years of service to the School and forty-two years of service to Yale University.

The Sylvia Fine Kaye Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 to honor the life and memory of Sylvia Fine Kaye and the meaningful contributions she made to American theater and film. The scholarship is awarded to a student studying at Yale School of Drama, with preference given to those with a keen interest and demonstrated talent in musical theater.

The Jay and Rhonda Keene Scholarship for Costume Design was established in 2007 by Jay Keene ’55. The scholarship is awarded to a second- or third-year student specializing in costume design.

The Ray Klausen Design Scholarship, established by Raymond Klausen ’67, is designated for second- and third-year Design students.

The Gordon F. Knight Scholarship, established in 2005, is awarded to female students at Yale School of Drama.

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 scholarship is awarded to an acting student who also has proficiency in singing.

The Victor S. Lindstrom Scholarship was established in 2011 by Jennifer Lindstrom ’72 in memory of her father, Victor. This award is made to Technical Design and Production students, with preference to those from New England.

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 of Yale School of Drama.

The Virginia Brown Martin Scholarship, established in 2001 by Virginia Brown Martin, supports Yale School of Drama students with preference given to those enrolled in the Acting department.

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, and is awarded to a student in lighting design.

The Alfred McDougal and Nancy Lauter McDougal Endowed Scholarship Fund, established in 2006, supports students at Yale School of Drama, with a preference to actors, playwrights, directors, and designers.

The Benjamin Mordecai Memorial Fund, established in 2006 by friends and colleagues of Professor and former Associate Dean Benjamin Mordecai, is awarded to students in the Theater Management department.

The Kenneth D. Moxley Memorial Scholarship was established in 1980 through an estate gift from alumnus Kenneth D. Moxley ’50.

The G. Charles Niemeyer Scholarship Fund, established in 2010 through a gift from the estate of Grover Charles Niemeyer ’42, supports students training at Yale 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 Yale School of Drama’s Design department 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 scenic, costume, or lighting design.

The Eugene O’Neill Memorial Scholarship, established in 1958 by alumni, faculty, and friends of Yale School of Drama, 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 with preference for a second-year female directing student.

The Jeff and Pam Rank Scholarship was established in 2012 by Arthur (Jeff) Rank III ’79 and Pamela Rank ’78. This scholarship supports Yale School of Drama students with a preference for those in the Technical Design and Production department.

The Mark J. Richard Scholarship, established in 2009 through a bequest from Mark Richard ’57, is awarded to a student studying playwriting.

The Lloyd Richards Scholarship in Acting, established in 2006 by an anonymous donor, is awarded to a student studying acting.

The Barbara Richter Scholarship, established in 2007 through a bequest from Barbara Evelyn Richter ’60, is awarded each year to a female student studying theater at Yale School of Drama.

The Rodman Family Scholarship was established in 2012 by Linda Frank Rodman ’73 YC, ’75 M.A., and Lawrence B. Rodman for the benefit of one or more students in Yale School of Drama, with a preference for first-year students.

The Pierre-André Salim Scholarship, established in 2007 to honor the life and work of Pierre-André Salim ’09, covers full tuition and living expenses for one entering student each year for the duration of his/her program, and is awarded with first preference for students from Southeast Asia, and second preference for students from elsewhere in Asia, and with a preference for students in technical theater and design.

The Scholarship for Playwriting Students was established in 2005 by an anonymous donor to support student(s) in the Playwriting department.

The Richard Harrison Senie Scholarship, established in 1987 through an estate gift from Drama alumnus Richard H. Senie ’37, is awarded with a preference to students studying design.

The Daniel and Helene Sheehan Scholarship was established by Michael Sheehan ’76 to support students studying theater management.

The Howard Stein Scholarship was established by Mr. David Milch ’66 YC in honor of Howard Stein, Associate Dean and Supervisor of Yale School of Drama’s Playwriting department from 1967 to 1978.

The Stephen B. Timbers Family Scholarship for Playwriting was established in 2010 through a generous gift from Stephen B. Timbers ’66 YC and his wife, Elaine, to support students in the Playwriting department.

The Frank Torok Scholarship was established in 2011 by Cliff Warner ’87 and friends, colleagues, and former students of Frank Torok, who taught in the Directing and Stage Management programs at Yale School of Drama and also ran the summer theater program at Yale. This scholarship is awarded to students studying at Yale School of Drama.

The Leon Brooks Walker Scholarship, established in 1975 by Alma Brooks Walker in memory of her son, Leon ’21 YC, assists acting students.

The Richard Ward Scholarship, established in 1994 through an estate gift from Virginia Ward in honor of her late husband, is awarded to a minority student studying theater at the School of Drama.

The Zelma Weisfeld Scholarship for Costume Design, established in 2007 by Zelma Weisfeld ’56, is awarded to second- and third-year students in the Design program, with preference given to students specializing in costume design.

The Constance Welch Memorial Scholarship was established in 1979 by former students and friends in memory of Constance Welch, who originated the Acting department at Yale School of Drama, where she taught from 1929 to 1967. This scholarship is awarded to a student in acting.

The Rebecca West Scholarship was established in 1981 by Mrs. Katherine D. Wright in honor of Dame Rebecca West, whose remarkable literary career spanned seven decades.

The Audrey Wood Scholarship, 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, is awarded to students in the Playwriting department.

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