The Marcia Quick Gard Theatre Arts Scholarship

Due to the continuing national health emergency,

the 2022 scholarship auditions are on hold.

Plans are to start the auditions again in 2023.

The Purpose

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide an opportunity for serious acting students to audition for an award of financial assistance to be used toward their education as a professional actor.

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Beginning each December, eligible students may register using this website to audition for the scholarship.


About Marcia Quick Gard

Marcia spent a lifetime devoted to theater. Her passion for it was revealed in the talent that shone when she was performing.

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Previous Winners

We are proud of our Winners!

Winners of the 2019 Marcia Quick Gard Theatre Arts Scholarship

June 24, 2019

Congratulations Candace Spencer and Scout Smith Winners of the 2019 Marcia Quick Gard Theatre Arts Scholarship Candace Spencer (recipient of $1,000.00 in 2019) is a 2019 graduate of Greensboro College. She received a BA in theatre. Her recent credits include A Doll’s House, Part 2 as Nora Helmer, The Book of Will as Rebecca Heminges,…

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Winners of the 2018 Marcia Quick Gard Theatre Arts Scholarship

August 3, 2018

Congratulations Lily Hargis and┬áJordan Pearson Winners of the 2018 Marcia Quick Gard Theatre Arts Scholarship. Lily Hargis (recipient of $1,000.00 in 2018) is a playwright, actor, and theatre-maker as well as a recent graduate of Boston UniversityÔÇÖs Theatre Arts BFA program. A Richmond native, Lily found herself on professional stages at an early age, and…

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