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Hello All!
 
The new 2007 guidelines are now posted for this year's KC Mehl Scholarship.  In addition to reading below, make sure you take a chance to read how this year's scholarship winners have used their SMA memberships at http://www.stagemanagers.org/#kcmehl (you may need to click again on the KC Mehl title to get the details). 
 
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The KC Mehl Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established in memory of Stage Manager KC Mehl who died on March 19, 2005 at the age of 21.  Before her death, KC had begun a promising career as a Stage Manager in Philadelphia’s theatrical community. She had fostered mentor relationships with several experienced Stage Managers in order to learn the delicate art of Stage Management.  Although she was not yet an official member of the Stage Managers’ Association, she was active with Philadelphia’s SMA events and showed a commitment to the ideals of the SMA. This Scholarship is meant to encourage such attributes in others.
 
This fund would provide a one-time gift to young Stage Managers to cover the fee of a one year Associate Membership in the SMA. Any person who demonstrates an intent to pursue a career as a professional Stage Manager is eligible for Associate Membership. An Associate Member may attend all meetings and gatherings, and serve on committees, but has no voting privileges. 

Stage Managers who are 19 – 22 years of age should send their Stage Management resume, one letter of recommendation from a professional Stage Manager* and a letter of commitment to a career in Stage Management to Megan Allen at kcmehl19@stagemanagers.org
Documents should be sent in a format that is PC compatible.
Please put [SMA] KC Scholarship Fund in the subject line. 
Application deadline for 2007 is Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 11:59pm
*Individuals who have not worked with a professional stage manager may submit a letter from an established theatre professional with whom they have worked, be it a professor, director, actor, or designer.
 
Stage Managers who are 23 – 26 years of age should send their Stage Management resume, one letter of recommendation from a current Member of SMA and a letter of commitment to a career in Stage Management to Alfredo Macias at kcmehl23@stagemanagers.org
Documents should be sent in a format that is PC compatible.
Please put [SMA] KC Scholarship Fund in the subject line. 
Application deadline for 2006 is Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 11:59pm
 
There will be three Scholarship Recipients each year: one from the Eastern Region, one from the Central Region and one from the Western Region of the United States.
2007 Scholarship Recipients will be named in January 2007.
 
 
The Application process for 2008 will be in November 2007 and Recipients will be named in January 2008.

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Re: [SMA Scholarship] Who are your gifted young stage managers?
« Reply #1 on: Oct 28, 2006, 03:36 pm »
Based on these boards alone, considering how many SMs these days are either returning to theater or coming from other arenas, I'd love to see a scholarship added for "over 35".....


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Re: [SMA Scholarship] Who are your gifted young stage managers?
« Reply #2 on: Oct 28, 2006, 10:44 pm »
The scholarship was set up by KC's mother, and I believe these categories were set up with her input and desire.  There will also be a finite number of these scholarships until the fund runs out.

I will, however, mention this to our board.  It certainly is a valid suggestion.

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Re: [SMA Scholarship] Who are your gifted young stage managers?
« Reply #3 on: Dec 27, 2006, 09:29 am »
Based on these boards alone, considering how many SMs these days are either returning to theater or coming from other arenas, I'd love to see a scholarship added for "over 35".....

Old thread -- but just want to clarify:

The SMA administers the KC Mehl Scholarship but does not fund it.


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Re: [SMA Scholarship] Who are your gifted young stage managers?
« Reply #4 on: Dec 28, 2006, 12:49 pm »
no offense, but that was clear from the prior post -