Hi, I’m Jonathan Becker. I’m a mask maker, teaching artist and a theatrical performer. I started down this path in 1986 and began sculpting masks while I was a student in Paris, France. I returned to the United States in 1990 and founded Theater-Masks.com. Since then I’ve spent years in continuous study, training actors with masks and teaching mask making techniques. Now I’m in a position to offer an opportunity to art students that wish to further their education.
That said, if you want to work in theater or if you have dreams of becoming a mask maker (or something similar), you’ll probably need some education. And, it turns out, that is not cheap!
What Is The Theater Masks Scholarship?
The Theater Masks Scholarship is a $500 scholarship awarded bi-annually, twice each year to individuals who are enrolled (or planning to enroll) to study in an art or drama related field.
In short, if you are interested in a career in the arts, attending school, and live in the United States or Canada, you can apply!
Amount: $500 bi-annually
Number of Scholarships: 2 per year
Entry Deadlines: January 1st and July 1st
Winner Announced: January 15th and July 15th
Applicants will write an essay about why they appreciate fine arts and what motivated them to study fine arts. Essay will be a minimum of 600 words. Use careful grammar and punctuation.
Email your essay in Microsoft Word document or plain text format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to attach your photo. Include your name, contact telephone number, email address and mailing address. We also require the name of the college or university and their mailing address, that you are presently attending or that you’ll be attending after high school. Remember. If we don’t receive all requested information then your submission may be disqualified.
Spread the Word!
I’m really excited about the opportunity to give back to the artistic and entertainment industry with this scholarship. I’d love it if you would share the scholarship with anyone who you think might be interested!
2016 Tan Vu, the University of California, Berkley
2016 Etana Solomon, Georgetown University