The Betty T. and Bob Muir Theatre Scholarship was established in 2001 in memory of Elizabeth T. Muir, a professional actress and devoted Lehigh Valley theatregoer who appeared on the Civic stage in 1947 in The First Mrs. Frasier, and her husband Bob.  The scholarship, based on financial need and student essay, provides an opportunity for students to attend Civic Theatre School.

The Application

Application for a theatre school scholarship consists of the application form, documentation of financial need, and an essay from the potential student.

Deadline: Three weeks prior to the opening of each session (Monday).

Notification: Applicant will be notified of receipt two weeks prior to the opening of each session.


Students grades 1st through 12th.

Application Essays

Please send a response to the following questions.  All responses should be typed or printed clearly.  These responses must be the work of the student him or herself.  Parents may assist younger students (grades one through four) in formulating written responses.

  1. Why do you want to attend Civic Theatre School?
  2. What do you think you’ll get from the program?

Financial Information

Parents/Guardians: Please attach a copy of your most recent IRS 1040 tax return form.  If you wish, you may attach a written explanation of your current financial situation.

Scholarship Student Responsibilities

Scholarship students will be expected to attend all classes, except in case of illness, emergency, or other unexpected circumstances. A scholarship may be withdrawn if the recipient does not attend regularly.

Additional Information

Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, religion, creed, color, or orientation.

Civic Theatre of Allentown is the final arbiter of all scholarship decisions and determinations. All decisions of the panel are final. Civic Theatre reserves the right to determine eligibility requirements, with respect to financial need and other criteria. Civic Theatre further reserves the right to determine attendance and other requirements for scholarship recipients.

Recipients may re-apply for a scholarship to subsequent Theatre School term.

If you have questions about the Application Process, email Civic Theatre’s Managing Director Shirley Kline,

Download an application by clicking here: Muir Scholarship Application