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We know firsthand the positive impact that theatre courses can have on a student’s life. Students who study theatre see an improvement in reading comprehension, are less likely to drop out of school, and they will form the life skills they need to succeed as adults. That’s why we believe theatre education opportunities should be available to all students in our area.

For families who may need a little bit of help, financial assistance is available in the form of scholarships.

How to Apply

Please complete our scholarship application and return to Quincy Community Theatre.
Your scholarship can be filled out online and emailed to brendan.shea@1qct.org, or printed and mailed to the address below.

Quincy Community Theatre
300 Civic Center Plaza, Ste. 118
Quincy, IL 62301

Attn: Brendan Shea, Head of Education

Applications may also be personally delivered to the office during normal business hours, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, M-F. Scholarship applications must be received approximately two weeks before the start of your intended class for consideration.

Adult students are welcome to apply for scholarships, too!

Scholarships are courtesy of the following funds:

The Bee Jay Adams Fund

Assisting students who have not previously participated in a class at QCT. Administered by the Community Foundation of the Quincy Area, monies are used for students of underserved families and families of need to participate in a workshop at QCT.

The Rose Lacquement Scholarship Fund

Assisting students who have previously taken classes and/or been involved with productions at QCT. Based on merit, monies are granted to students who wish to participate in classes at QCT.

The Rose Inghram Scholarship Fund

Assisting current and former QCT students in pursuing their craft. Monies may be used for workshops and theatre camps outside of QCT or for resources needed to launch a theatre career, such as professional headshots.

The Paul Denckla Scholarship Fund

Paul Denckla, QCT’s former Technical Director, loved to help create stories through color and his artistry on the stage. The Paul Denckla Scholarship Fund, in care of Quincy Community Theatre, exists to keep Paul’s artistry alive by supporting students wanting to learn more about creating their own stories and adventures.

Outreach Scholarship Fund

Assisting teachers with the cost of bringing QCT workshops to their classroom, booking a QCT on the Road performance, and/or taking their class on a tour of QCT’s facilities.