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The Shelton Hall Memorial Scholarship Application 2024 

The Shelton Hall Memorial Scholarship is given annually by Reston Community Players to a Fairfax County high school student dedicated to pursuing the performing arts. In 2024, the award will be $3,000, payable to the recipient's institute of higher learning.


1. Be a High School senior.

2. Have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

3. Be a Fairfax County, Virginia resident.

4. Have been accepted to an accredited U.S. college, university, or technical/ design institute of higher education (funds are distributed directly to the school).5.Intend to major in Performing Arts or Theatre Arts.

Documents Required

1. The Shelton Hall Memorial Scholarship application.

2. A copy of the acceptance letter from the institution you will be attending.

3. A list of productions you have worked on and training you have received (or résumé).

4. A list of other training or experience in the area(s) for which you are applying.

5. Proof of Fairfax County address (i.e., drivers license) or student status (i.e., student i.d.) at a school in Fairfax County, VA.

Note: we request one or the other. We do not need both.

Audition Requirements

Actors - perform two contrasting monologues, between 4 - 5 minutes total
Singers - perform two contrasting songs from memory, between 4 - 5 minutes total. Accompanist will be provided. Performer must bring appropriately marked sheet music for accompanist.
Dancers - perform a routine between 4 - 5 minutes, style of your choosing.
Musicians - perform two contrasting pieces between 4 - 5 minutes total.
Musical theatre - 6-minute audition performing any combination of singing, acting, and dancing.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2024
Auditions and Interviews - 
scheduled May 11 & 19 at the RCP Rehearsal Hall. All applicants proceeding to auditions and interviews will receive a link to sign up for a time slot by May 5. Time slots will be available 2-7pm on both dates, first come - first served. If you have any questions, please reach out via email to


Candidates can download a fillable version of this application and submit via email.

Thank you for applying for RCP's 2024 performing arts scholarships.
We'll be in touch should we need additional information and to coordinate interviews, auditions, or portfolio presentations.

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