After my dad passed almost one year ago, My wife and I established a fund in his honor called The Dr. Kenny Encouragement Fund.
The goal? To continue on with my dad’s amazing tradition of encouraging others . . . especially in the arts.
Thanks to the generosity of his family and friends, that fund has already given away over $10,000! (We gave away scholarships right here on this very blog – you can view the amazing winners here.)
My wife and I have committed to keeping this fund going and increasing my Dad’s impact on the arts as long as we’re around (and then, my daughter takes the reins). We’re already partnering with some orgs like Broadway Bridges and The Situation Project – and more on that in the future.
Why I bring this up now is this . . .
One of the organizations that we have supported is the fantastic Educational Theater Association (you may know them as the group that runs the “Thespians”).
We started a scholarship in my Dad’s name and the deadline is April 1st. So get thee to the application! And spread the word!
The details for the scholarship are as follows:
The Dr. Kenny D. Hasija Scholarship is a $1,000 one-time scholarship that seeks to support applicants from groups traditionally underrepresented in the theatre industry, such as those who are Black, Indigenous, or people of color. Applicants should be inducted members of the International Thespian Society (Thespians) who are graduating seniors or Thespian alumni who are pursuing undergraduate studies at an accredited college or university, and who plan on a career in any area of the theater, from performing to producing. Deadline: April 1.
You can learn more about it here and get all the info on how to apply.
Please do spread the word. And keep your eyes peeled for more ways my Dad will be encouraging future TheaterMakers from his “box seat” in the sky.
Apply for the Dr. Kenny D. Hasija Scholarship here!