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Keith Machekanyanga is a recipient of a Texas Talent four-year scholarship in acting made possible by a generous gift from UT alumnus Marc Seriff and his wife, Carolyn. Texas Talent scholarships provide resources to recruit and support undergraduate students from around the state.

Learn more about Texas Talent scholarships and how you can support the Department of Theatre and Dance's talented students.

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As a recent graduate of the B.F.A. Dance program, Erica Saucedo was a recipient of the Leon Danielian Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Dance. Endowed Scholarships provide permanent support for students and create a legacy gift in a donor’s name, or in honor/memory of a loved one.

Learn more about endowed scholarships.

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Alumnus Hy Hetherington (B.F.A. ’96) and his wife, Amy, recently established the Hy and Amy Hetherington Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Acting, forever supporting undergraduate students in their artistic training.

Learn more about establishing your own endowed scholarship in the Department of Theatre and Dance.

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The Carolyn Rice Bartlett Charitable Foundation has generously supported the department’s Drama for Schools program in which Drama and Theatre for Communities and Schools graduate students and faculty train teachers and administrators in innovative teaching methods, or drama based instruction.

Learn more about Drama For Schools and how your foundation or organization can support theatre education.


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The University of Texas at Austin
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