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       McCoy's Grand Theatre College Scholarship

 2024 Scholarship applications now available. See link below.

“We do on stage things that are supposed to happen off. Which is a kind of integrity, if you look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.”   
                                          ~ Tom Stoppard

    The McCoy Theater Board of Directors is committed to doing its part in bringing culture to and supporting the arts within our community. We attempt to encourage the involvement of our youth in all aspects of the performing arts whether it be on stage or behind the scenes.

     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. Based on the board's discretion, a yearly scholarship may or may not be awarded.

You can view and print/download a copy of the 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;

 - 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 may not be asked for recommendations.

 - It is also required that the applicant have been involved in at least one McCoy's Grand Theater production. Involvement would include either stage performance or tech work during a production (Tech work could include lights, sound, set design/construction, costuming, etc.)

- 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?
  • What are your career goals?
  • How will you use this scholarship to help you achieve these goals?

 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 April 1, 2024. All materials should be sent to McCoy’s Grand Theatre Scholarship, P.O. Box 125, Moorefield, WV 26836.



McCoy's Scholarship Winners

2019 - Adam Howard



2017 - 

Hunter Ayers and Shannon Shockey

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2015 - Muryssa George

2014 - Miranda Cook


2013 - Brandon Shockey

2013 - Bailey Coleman


2010 - Catherine "Cati" Smith


2009 - Sarah Widder


2008 - John Brennskag