Sam Loeb “Spirit of TADW” Scholarship
Named for the late Sam Loeb, a TADW student who lost his battle with cancer, this full scholarship is given annually to the student who best exemplifies the spirit of the Teenage Drama Workshop, namely leadership, friendship, artistry and commitment. Loeb family members and friends provide the funding for this annual award.
Well-known as the voice of Bart Simpson, Nancy is also a generous and longtime supporter of the Teenage Drama Workshop. Her donations not only fund scholarships for students, but also provide tickets to TADW shows for at-risk children from the Devonshire PALs (Police Activities League).
The Burroughs Family Scholarship in Memory of Ann Burroughs is named for the late Ann Burroughs, who was a long-time administrative analyst in the CSUN Department of Theatre and a great friend to the Workshop. The scholarship is funded by the Burroughs family and provides two $500 scholarships for students with financial need.
Allan Rich “We Care About Kids” Scholarship
Allan Rich, one of Hollywood’s busiest and most recognizable character actors, is also one of its most generous donors. The Teenage Drama Workshop at CSUN is just one of many youth-focused organizations supported by Rich and his nonprofit foundation, We Care About Kids. Rich and We Care About Kids provide generous funding for TADW scholarships and for tickets that are donated to children from nonprofit organizations.
Dr. William Schlosser
The William E. Schlosser Founder’s Award was founded in 1985 to recognize Dr. Schlosser’s many years of devoted service to the Teenage Drama Workshop as its founder and mentor. A beloved CSUN professor and past chair of the Department of Theatre, the late Dr. Schlosser was an inspiration for so many students and teachers. It was his conviction and dedication to TADW that kept the program alive and vital during its early years. The Schlosser scholarship is awarded each year to a student in the workshop who plans to attend CSUN as a Theatre major. Recipients must actively participate in TADW, maintain high academic standards and exemplify the spirit of the Workshop.
This scholarship is named for the longtime and legendary TADW director and instructor Maryellen Clemons, a professor emeritus from CSUN’s Department of Theatre who also served as acting chair of the department. The Maryellen Clemons Award is given to the “ideal” TADW student. The award is presented at the end of the summer and includes a half-scholarship for the following year.
In 1968, a scholarship program was established for the outstanding Workshop student who planned to enroll in the CSUN Department of Theatre the following year. The scholarship was designated as the Alan Oldham Memorial Scholarship, in honor of Mr. Oldham, who served unselfishly and with great love as a teacher, director, and counselor in the workshop for many years. The award is renewable for four years and is voted on by the faculty, who select a student whose scholarship and performance as a member of the Workshop indicate the possibility of a successful career in theatre.