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The Diana Wortham Theatre
Y.E.S. Emerging Artists Fund Scholarship

Diana Wortham Theatre is proud to support young performers by providing scholarships for graduating high school seniors pursuing a career in the performing arts. A limited number of scholarships beginning at $1,000 each will be awarded to finalists. Submission deadline for 2019 scholarships was 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2019. Applications for the 2019 scholarship are no longer being accepted; winners have been announced.

About the Y.E.S. Fund
The Emerging Artists Fund is an outgrowth of the Y.E.S. (Youth Education Scholarship) Fund, which was created to make it possible for underserved students to attend Diana Wortham Theatre school programming. Scholarships, made possible by private donors, cover the cost of admission and are available to students on a free or reduced lunch program. The Y.E.S. program expanded in 2015 to cover artist workshops in local schools and the Emerging Artists Fund.

Who can apply for the Emerging Artists Fund?
Students graduating from high school during the current school year are invited to apply. Applicants must currently be residents of Buncombe County, must intend to pursue a career in the performing arts, and must receive a recommendation from a teacher, instructor, or mentor. If you have a question regarding eligibility, you may call 828-257-4512.

How do I apply?
To apply for a scholarship, applicants must complete an application, create an audition video, and obtain a recommendation from a teacher or mentor. Submission of an application does not guarantee an award.

How do I support?
Give to the Emerging Artists Fund by supporting the Youth Education Scholarship (Y.E.S.) Fund.

Print a flyer to post in your classroom or place of business.

Visit our Emerging Artists Fund FAQ page for additional information.
For further information contact:
Jared McEntire
Diana Wortham Theatre
18 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
828-257-4512 or jared@dwtheatre.com