How can you become a STO?


The Nancy Brown Student Leadership Scholarship is open to any Arkansas Thespian Senior who has a documented history of student leadership.  Please find information on how to apply below:

Why did we name a scholarship in her honor?

Nancy Brown is the director of the International Thespian Festival.  For approximately two decades she served as the EdTA/Thespian Society adult liaison for the International Student Officers.  She was their direct link to the home office and took care of their needs in terms of training, budgets and travel.  Through her guidance, she and the adult liaison volunteers like David Grantham, Rene Denney and Terry McGonigle were responsible for the training of thousands of Thespian student leaders across the country, who have gone on to become strong advocates of theatre education.  Nancy Brown's vision for the role of student leaders in the EdTA and Thespian organizations was instrumental in changing the image of those high school students to professional, powerful young adults with much to share.

Who is Nancy Brown?