Awards and Grants

FATE’s mission to support, sustain and improve the standards of Theatre Arts education in Florida’s schools has led the organization to establish three ways of recognizing and fostering better theatre education: scholarships, grants and awards.

Theatrefolk FATE Scholarship Application

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Theatrefolk is pleased to be awarding several scholarships to attend the 2023 FATE (Florida Association of Teacher Educators) to be held from October 12 – 14, 2023.

The scholarship will cover the Conference Registration Fee, which includes Workshops, Meetings, Thursday Reception, Two Breakfasts, Lunch on Saturday, and Saturday Night Awards Dinner.

All other costs including accommodation, additional meals, and travel costs will be at the teacher’s own expense.

Entries close August 18, 2023. You will be notified by August 25, 2023  if you are selected.

Apply for the Theatrefolk FATE Scholarship


The Ann Derflinger Scholarship

Named to honor the co-founder and first president of The Florida Association for Theatre Education, the Derflinger scholarships are awarded to Florida theatre educators who wish to further their studies at the graduate level. Funds for this scholarship are raised every year during the annual October conference and through sponsorships.

If you’re a theatre educator and are interested in a scholarship to help with your graduate level studies then

Ann Derflinger Scholarship Application Form

Apply Online


Mental and Physical Health Awareness Production Grant

This program is designed to provide moderate support for Florida theatre teachers to enable them to implement health awareness projects with their students. Thanks to the generous donation of autographed Broadway posters by the organization Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. These posters are auctioned at FATE’s annual conference each year to raise the funds for these grants.

Please send a Production Proposal to the Executive Director.


Awards for Outstanding Leadership

Each year FATE seeks to recognize individuals or organizations who have made important contributions to the state of Theatre Arts education in Florida. We ask for nominees in four categories:

  • Outstanding Theatre Arts Educator
  • Outstanding Administrator
  • Outstanding Theatre Arts Advocate
  • Outstanding Legislator

The nominations are screened by a committee of FATE members and are presented during the annual October conference.

Nominate an Outstanding Leader

Nominate Online