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The McCoy's Grand Theatre and Museum is a historical treasure located on North Main Street in Moorefield, W.Va. Formerly used as a movie house, the theater has been remodeled and now acts as a showcase for community theater productions. The theater also is available for rent and frequently hosts local events. Please click the appropriate tab above for more information on our upcoming shows, college scholarship, and more. We hope to see you soon at McCoy's Grand!
McCoy's Grand Accepting 2014 Scholarship Applications
"The theater is so endlessly fascinating because it's so accidental. It's so much like life.” – Arthur Miller
Few things can equal the thrill of participating in theatrical arts. The McCoy’s Grand Theatre Board of Directors is hoping to help a student pursue that thrill for a career.
The McCoy's Grand Theatre board of directors is now accepting 2014 scholarship applications. The McCoy’s Grand Theatre Scholarship is designed to recognize the talent and potential of area youth in theatrical arts by helping students financially with post-secondary education. Graduating seniors from local high schools may apply for the $1,000 scholarship.
“There are many potential careers in theatrical arts: acting, music, design, and arts education, to name a few,” said Derek Barr, a member of McCoy’s Grand Theatre’s board of directors. “For some, a life on the stage or in the theater might seem like a dream. We want the McCoy’s Grand scholarship to help a promising student turn that dream into reality.”
In May, Moorefield High's Brandon Shockey and Hampshire High's Bailey Coleman were awarded $1,000 scholarships. Brandon currently is attending the University of the Arts Undergraduate Program for Acting in Philadelphia, while Coleman is majoring in Music Education at Alderson-Broaddus University.
"We made an exception last year and awarded two scholarships instead of one," Derek said. "It's highly unusual that we would have two such qualified candidates in the same year."
You can view and print/download a copy of the 2014 scholarship application by clicking HERE. Scholarship guidelines and application forms also are available from guidance counselors at Moorefield and East Hardy high schools.
Eligible seniors must:
∙ Be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 grade point average;
∙ Submit an official high school transcript with GPA along with application;
∙ Major or minor in Theatrical Arts at an accredited college (major/minor may include, but is not limited to Music [instrumental or vocal]; Music Education; Music Performance; Musical Theatre; Design/Technical; Directing; Acting; Dance; Theatre; Theatre Arts Administration; and Theatre Education);
∙ Submit two letters of recommendation from members of the academic community or community/civic leaders. The letters of recommendation should be brief statements describing the student’s character and motivation toward success. McCoy’s Grand Theatre board members cannot be asked for recommendations.
Also, it is highly recommended that the applicant have been involved in at least one McCoy’s Grand Theatre-sponsored production (9th-12th grade), band, drama club, or some similar activity as pertains to desired field of study.
Applicants must also write an essay answering the following four questions:
∙ How has theatrical arts helped you grow as a person?
∙ What are your goals for continuing theatrical arts involvement?
∙ How will you use this scholarship to help you achieve these goals?
∙ Why are you pursuing a career in Theatrical Arts?
Essays should be typed, double-spaced and not exceed two pages.
Finalists may be called for an interview.
All application materials – applications, transcript, essay, and letters of recommendation – must be received by February 28, 2014. All materials should be sent to McCoy’s Grand Theatre Scholarship, P.O. Box 125, Moorefield, WV 26836.
STAY TUNED FOR SHOW INFORMATION ABOUT "WIT," THE NEXT PRODUCTION AT McCOY'S GRAND!