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William R. Durham Drama/Theater Scholarship

Updated: Jan 8

Supporting students pursuing a career in the theater.

Applicants must:

- Currently reside in Winnebago or Boone County; and

- Intend to enroll at an accredited four-year college or university to obtain an M.A. or B.A.; and

- Intend to teach theater or work professionally as a performer or technician in theater.


Academic performance will be given high priority consideration in the selection process.

This scholarship is administered by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL). CFNIL's scholarship application opens December 1 and closes February 1 every year. Learn more about CFNIL's scholarship program and application process at

Questions about this scholarship? Contact CFNIL at


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