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Friends of SACT

The mandate of the Friends of St. Albert Children’s Theatre Society is to support theatre arts for youth and to encourage youth’s contribution to community leadership. The Friends Society has an elected Board of Directors and an Executive Committee comprised of community members and business leaders who have a strong commitment to provide exposure to theatre and leadership skills for children. The Friends Society holds an Annual General Meeting each September.

The Friends of St. Albert Children’s Theatre Society ensures all children receive the opportunity to become involved in SACT. The Friends Society supports children from economically disadvantaged homes through a scholarship program and ensures SACT’s programs are accessible to children with special needs.

The Emma Bailey Scholarship | The Friends of SACT Scholarship

For more information about the Friends Society please contact Janice Flower: 

Phone: 780-459-1695
Fax: 780-458-5417
Email: Janice Flower

Donate online using Canadahelps.org


The Emma Bailey Scholarship

Emma Bailey was a graduate of Sturgeon Composite High School (2001), Queen’s University (2005), and was awarded her Master’s degree from Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England (2006).

She was involved with St. Albert Children’s Theatre for a number of years (1996-2000) and one of her last shows with SACT was Cinderella. She was precious and beautiful, an extremely talented actress, and a wonderful and generous person. She had a wild enthusiasm for life. She was tragically killed in a car accident in the U.K. in 2007.

Emma’s parents, Dr. Robert J. and Janet Bailey, set up the scholarship through the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation with the intention to honor Emma’s memory and the time she spent with us.

General Information

  • Only candidates who meet the eligibility criteria (outlined on Application Form) will be considered for the award and the scholarship will be awarded in adherence with an established points system governed by Scholarship Committee of the Friends of St. Albert Children’s Theatre (SACT).
  • Application may be submitted at any time during enrollment in an eligible post-secondary, undergraduate Program; however, must have been enrolled in the Program after September 1, 2013.
  • Applicants may apply more than once, but may only win the award once.
  • Application must be received by October 31st of each year and scholarship to be awarded by December 31st of that year.
  • The Scholarship is governed by the Friends of St. Albert Children’s Theatre Board. The Board has the right to consider extenuating circumstances that do not fall within these parameters on a ‘without prejudice’ basis.
  • Up to two $500 scholarships are awarded each year.

Complete Emma Bailey Scholarship Application ONLINE

OR

Download Emma Bailey Scholarship Application Form


The Friends of SACT Scholarship

Governance

Scholarship Description

The Friends of St. Albert Children’s Theatre have set up this scholarship with the intention to recognize the commitment and participation of the members of this talented group after graduating high school, as they pursue a post secondary education.

Scholarship Guidelines

  • Up to two $500.00 scholarships awarded each year.
  • Only candidates who meet the eligibility criteria (outlined in Part 1) will be considered for the award.
  • Application may be submitted at any time during enrollment in an eligible post-secondary, undergraduate Program.
  • Applicants may apply more than once, but may only win the award once.
  • Application must be received by midnight on October 31st and scholarship to be awarded by December 31st  of that year.
  • If there are no eligible applicants in a given year, then no scholarship money will be awarded and funds will be held until suitable applicants apply.

Part 1 - Eligibility Criteria

A candidate must pass each of these 4 items before being considered for application.

  1. Have been a participant (cast or crew) in a minimum of 1 SACT show.
  2. Have participated in at least 1 show within high school years (grades 10, 11 or 12).
  3. Enrolled in an approved post-secondary institution in Alberta or Canada
  4. Have never received the scholarship before.

Part 2 - Selection/Awarding Criteria

If eligibility criteria are met, each eligible applicant will be scored as follows

  • Enrolled in eligible post-secondary institution in Alberta = 100 points
  • Enrolled in post-secondary institution in Canada = 75 points
  • For each SACT show participated as cast or crew (not alumni) = 10 points (per show)
  • For each SACT show participated as cast or crew in Grade 12 = 20 points (per show)

Notes: The Scholarship Committee has the right to consider extenuating circumstances that do not fall within these criteria on a ‘without prejudice’ basis.

Scholarship Selection Governance and Administration

Selection Committee:

  • Maximum 3. For example: Friends board member, city member, friends board member without a child (if necessary, board or city member from past). NOTE: Cannot be on selection committee if have a child applicant.
  • By Appointment at first board meeting of the season.
  • Roles and responsibilities include: Collect applications, confirm eligibility, rank each eligible application, review applications, marketing, distribution of application forms, receiving, notification, storage, answer questions, resolve conflict/ limitations

Questions can be directed to:  Janice Flower, Director of St. Albert Children’s Theatre or to the Scholarship Committee Chair

Scholarship Guidelines and Application are to be maintained in conjunction with the material on this governance document.

Administration

  • Award disbursement: Selection Committee reviews applicants and makes recommendation to board. Motion to pay out is raised and approved and Treasurer pays out.  If possible, this award may be presented at one of the winter show events.
  • Fund tracking in conjunction with SACT Treasurer.

Communication and Marketing

  • The scholarship information and application form on stored on the City of St. Albert website. 
  • Scholarship recipient can be acknowledged on SACT Facebook page and potentially on the City of St. Albert website, Twitter feed and Community News in the St. Albert Gazette.  The recipient may also be announced at opening night of the winter show.

Complete Friends of SACT Scholarship Application ONLINE

OR

Download Friends of SACT Scholarship Application Form

Last edited: October 12, 2018

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