Edmonds Driftwood Players (EDP) is pleased to offer annual scholarships each spring to deserving students interested in pursuing theatre education. Scholarships may be used toward tuition at any college, university or technical school in the United States.

For 2022, EDP is offering one $500 Ralph Eaton Technical Theatre scholarship and one $500 Theatre Arts scholarship. All theatre majors are welcome to apply, but technical degrees will receive priority for the Ralph Eaton Technical Theatre scholarship.

Deadline for 2022 Scholarship Applications: Monday, May 16 at 10am PST

Submit via email to: [email protected]

Student Eligibility Rules

Applicants are required to submit the following documentation for consideration

Recipients will be selected by an evaluation of the above information. Incomplete submissions will not be considered for awards. It is recommended to submit all required documents at the same as your application. If your school or mentor would like to submit documents directly to EDP, that is acceptable as long as we receive them by the application deadline. We will not be able to follow-up with individuals regarding missing pieces of their application packets.

The Ralph Eaton Technical Theatre Scholarship was started in 2011 by the family of Ralph Eaton, who was a beloved, long-time volunteer and friend to many at the theatre. The Theatre Arts Scholarship is a long-standing EDP tradition since 1988.

Congratulations to our 2021 Scholarship Recipients!

2021 Theatre Arts Scholarship

David Kretz

Whitman College, Theatre & Education

My favorite show I’ve worked on is probably Matilda. Getting to play Miss Trunchbull was such a drastically different experience from any other role I’ve worked on, and it challenged me in so many new ways.

My dream show and role is definitely the Genie in Aladdin. Aladdin is one of my favorite musicals, and the Genie is such an amazing role. I got to watch Aladdin at the Paramount and instantly fell in love with the show, and watching the Genie improvise on stage and make jokes with the audience all night was amazing to watch.

2021 Ralph Eaton Technical Theatre Scholarship

Cami Taliaferro-Barber

Cornish College of the Arts, Theatre Production

My favorite show that I’ve worked on would probably be the play The Maid’s Trial. That show taught me a lot about myself and about theatre and encourages me to keep going.

My dream show to be a part of would be Hadestown because I love how intricate the musical as a whole is. It would be an amazing experience to work on it in any capacity, but I think backstage or on the design team is where I’d want for that production.


Establishing a new scholarship for Edmonds Driftwood Players is an excellent way to memorialize a loved one or honor them for their accomplishments.​Your scholarship gift initiates meaningful and long-lasting benefits for the recipients and the entire community. Contact the office for information on how to create a new scholarship.

You can also donate to the two established scholarships we have: The Ralph Eaton Technical Scholarship Fund for students with a more technical, behind the scenes focus or the Theatre Arts Scholarship for students with a focus on acting.


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