The Monterey County Theatre Alliance promotes awareness and appreciation of the quality and diversity of local live theatre by acting as a liaison between venues, artists and the public.
2019 Theater Arts Scholarship Application Submissions are Closed. Applications will be accepted for 2020.  Download an application form or email [email protected] for an application and more information.
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Each year the Monterey County Theatre Alliance (MCTA) awards up to two $1,000 Monterey County Theatre Alliance Theatre Arts Student Scholarships.   

This scholarship is awarded to graduating high school or college students, ages 17 through 25, who reside in Monterey County and intend to pursue further study in the Theatre Arts.
These awards are not restricted to performers, but covers study in Directing, Technical Production, that is, stage management, lights, sound, costume & makeup, as well as scenic painting and construction.  There is no requirement that the student Major in Theatre Arts at a four year institution, but only has an intent to continue Theatre Arts study. Film or Television studies are not covered. 
Applications must be emailed or postmarked by April 30 of the current year 
Donate to MCTA's Scholarship Fund

Contributions to the MCTA Scholarship fund are always welcome and are tax deductible, 501(c)(3) 94-6163002.  Use the PayPal link above or mail your check to:
MCTA Scholarship Fund
Post Office Box 2531
Monterey, CA 93942

2018 MCTA Scholarship Winner
MCTA is proud to announce that the 2018 recipient of our $1000 theatre arts student scholarship is Stephanie Alvarez Castro. She has been a theatre arts student at Hartnell College and will be transferring to CSU Northridge this fall. They have a strong costume design program and she hopes that her studies there will help her future goals in costume design for the stage and film.  She has performed as an actor at The Western Stage, but has really focused on costume construction and working as a wardrobe assistant since 2016.  She is currently working on "The Secret Garden" at The Western Stage and we hope to make the presentation to her before the show closes. Stay tuned for the date and time! Congratulations Stephanie​​