Tia’s Troupe Merit-Based Scholarship


Who is Tia?

If you’ve ever been to the Garfield Center for the Arts, you’ve likely seen devoted volunteer and generous donor, Tia Glomb. Actively involved in many facets of Garfield programming, Tia first came to GCA in 2009. In addition to running the box office two days each week, Tia is a member of Live Playwright’s Society, has been a director for the popular Short Attention Span Theatre, and, of course, serves as a counselor during Playmakers. Of all the hats Tia wears, she is perhaps most passionate about Playmakers – finding inspiration by helping children grow in confidence and self-discovery. It is in celebration of her spirit that the Garfield Center for the Arts is proud to announce a NEW merit-based scholarship opportunity, Tia’s Troupe, named for Tia, and open to local children interested in attending Playmakers summer camp.

Tia will sponsor in entirety the registration fees for two students – one in each Playmakers applicant age group, 8-10 and 11-15.

How to apply:

No financial documentation is required. Only applicants for admission to Playmakers Summer Camp will be considered for merit scholarships.

Application Requirements:

  • BE SUPER CREATIVE – entrants are encouraged to “think outside the box” and submit their most creative entry in whatever medium they are most comfortable – essay, poetry, music, video, artwork – all are accepted! Your entry must answer the following questions:
    • What do you love about theater?
    • Why do you want to attend Playmakers?
    • What do you hope to gain from your experience with Playmakers?
  • Please include at least one (1) letter of recommendation, NOT from a parent or family member
  • A Tia’s Troupe Scholarship Entry Form must be completed and included with your entry. Forms can be downloaded here.
  • Entries can be dropped off at the Garfield Center during regular business hours, at any branch of the Kent County Public Library during regular business hours or uploaded via Dropbox using this link.

Deadline: April 13, 2020

Announcement: May 1, 2020

How it works:

Applications are reviewed by a panel comprised of the GCA Education Coordinator, the GCA Executive Director, the Playmakers’ Director, the GCA Development Director, and of course, Tia.

Recipients will be selected and notified by May 1, 2020 of the award.

Recipients will receive a certificate of award and will be invited with their families to meet with Tia at a special event.