Indian Valley Theatre Scholarship Applications Due April 30


Indian Valley Theatre is very pleased to offer the annual Mimi Bryan Memorial IVT Scholarship in the amount of $250 to area students again this year.

Special consideration will be given to applicants who have participated in the fine arts area, especially IVT productions, and may be interested in receiving further education in that field. However, a fine arts major or minor is not required to qualify for the scholarship. Last year, Indian Valley Theatre was pleased to award two Mimi Bryan Scholarships to area students because of the generosity of the community.

Mimi Bryan was one of the passionate founding members of IVT, who dreamed big about live community theatre. As a long time educator, Mimi was active on stage, as well as behind the scenes. Most importantly, she was instrumental in giving many budding actors a shot on stage and bringing Community Theater to life for hundreds of people in the Fox Valley area to enjoy. In the wonderful spirit of her significant contributions to the Fox Valley Theatre World, IVT is pleased to be able to offer this scholarship again.

A Scholarship Review Committee of the Indian Valley Theatre Board of Directors will consider all complete applications submitted. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating, college bound senior from high schools in Sandwich and the surrounding communities.

The Review Committee’s decision will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited two-year or four-year college.
  2. Applicant must have a “C” average or better upon graduation from his or her school district.
  3. Applicant must attach two letters of recommendation from adults (excluding relatives; i.e. teachers, directors or theater members) detailing their special qualifications for this award.
  4. Applicant must submit a list of participation in and/or accomplishments in the fine arts or theatre-related activities.

Application deadline will be April 30, 2019 and must include a short written personal response to several questions.

A scholarship application is available online on the IVT website:

Indian Valley Theatre is proud of this prestigious scholarship program honoring one of the Fox Valley’s greatest contributors to live community theatre and the performance arts.

If you would like to contribute to the Mimi Bryan Memorial Scholarship with a tax deductible donation, please go to IVT’s website @

For questions or more information about IVT or The Mimi Bryan IVT Scholarship, email or call (888) 365-8889.

Indian Valley Theatre is an Illinois Not-for-Profit organization dedicated to the appreciation and development of the performing arts in the Fox Valley area.

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