The Dr. Lanier Phillips Scholarship is awarded annually to a BIPOC (black, Indigenous, person of colour) student entering post-secondary studies in the performing arts (theatre, dance, music, opera) who is either from Newfoundland and Labrador or planning to study in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The scholarship is named for Dr. Lanier Phillips. Shipwrecked aboard the USS Truxtun in 1942, Dr. Phillips was the only African American survivor. What happened to this son of the racially segregated south at the hand of the nearby town of St. Lawrence forever changed his world and became a legendary story that still resonates over seventy years later. Dr. Phillips was the subject of our play Oil and Water, and we are delighted to honour his legacy with this award.
Award: $1000 awarded annually.
2021 Application Deadline: May 31
- Cover Letter: Please tell us a little about yourself! (Who are you, and where are you from? How do you self-identify within the scholarship priority communities of black, Indigenous, or person of colour? What is your artform? How long have you practiced? Where are you choosing to study and why? What are your long-term career goals?)
- Acceptance notification from a post-secondary program focussed on the performing arts (theatre, music, dance, or opera).
- CV or short bio
Successful applicants will be requested to submit a headshot for promotional purposes.
Inquires and completed application materials may submitted by email to:
Successful applicants will be notified by July 5 2021.