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Call for Submissions (Red Deer): The Carole Forhan Theatre Arts Scholarship

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Call for Submissions (Red Deer): The Carole Forhan Theatre Arts Scholarship


Carole Forhan

Applications Are Now Being Accepted for the Carole Forhan Theatre Arts Scholarship

The Carole Forhan Theatre Arts Scholarship is available on an annual basis, in the amount of $500, awarded to an individual who demonstrates passion, dedication, a solid work ethic and commitment to theatre, and who is moving ahead to further their education and/or knowledge in the area of Theatre Arts.

Application and Selection Process

Students of any age may apply. However, preference will be given to those in the age range 14 to 21.  This age range is meant to assist both those in the post-secondary stage of their lives, as well as those attending other training or workshops in Theatre Arts.
Applicants must:
Be a resident of the greater Central Alberta area. This is defined as the city of Red Deer and the counties of Red Deer, Lacombe, Ponoka, Stettler, M.D. of Kneehill, Mountain View and Clearwater. (See map at bottom of page for clarification)
Apply the award towards costs associated with a recognized workshop or program of a Theatre Arts nature. (Examples include Theatre Alberta Artstrek, Red Deer College Theatre Performance and Creation program, or a program of an equivalent nature). The program is not required to be located in the Central Alberta area.
Meet all the admission criteria and be accepted (if applicable) into the program for which funding is being requested. Where applicable, proof of acceptance must be provided at the time of application.
Demonstrate commitment, dedication, work ethic and passion towards theatrical arts, as verified through two reference letters.  References that speak to these are felt to be of equal if not greater importance than other criteria.
Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously been a recipient of the scholarship.
A complete application will consist of:
  • The application form.
  • Two reference letters.
  • Verification of acceptance into the program for which the funds are intended to be used (where applicable).

Applications to be submitted:
by mail to:
Red Deer Players Society
PO Box 28008, Highland Green PO
Red Deer, Alberta
T4N 7C2
by e-mail to:

Applications will be open effective January 15th of each year. The process will have an application deadline of April 15th each year. Announcement of successful recipient will be made in May and awarded by the end of June each year.

The recipient will be provided with a card and stamped addressed envelope, addressed to the Forhan family, and is encouraged to let the family know how the funds will help in advancing their career in the Theatre Arts.


About Carole Forhan

Carole Forhan Scholarship Fund

Carole Forhan succumbed to her illness on Monday, October 24th, 2016. She left behind a loving family and many, many  grieving friends. At this time, we said goodbye to someone who was friend, mentor, actor, playwright and stalwart supporter to so many in the theatre community. 

Carole’s triumphs spread from Montreal, to Saskatoon, to Drumheller and to here, in Red Deer! Wherever Carole went, she sprinkled and spread seeds – seeds of love…of theatre, of people – especially youth , of animals and of community. She was the Sun to our Sunflowers – wherever she went, she was the light to which we responded.

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