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CHP is now offering an annual scholarship

THE COURT HOUSE PLAYERS DICK LUSHER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP supports graduating high school seniors and recent graduates who are continuing their education by attending a 2- or 4-year college or university or a vocational/technical school and have been active in the arts during high school. Recipients will be selected based on several criteria, with a primary focus on volunteerism.

Current applicants must submit an electronic application for the 2024-2025 academic year, including all supporting documents (i.e. recommendations and transcripts), as outlined on the scholarship page of the Court House Players website,

The deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2024. On this page, students can access scholarship eligibility information and a link to the form and see winner information, which will be posted after the scholarship has been awarded in June. 

This direct link, or the QR code below, can be used by students who wish to apply:

For any questions regarding the scholarship and for assistance in submitting the application, email or contact Lara Emerson at 904-887-0614.


Amount: $500

Application Opens: April 5, 2024

Application Deadline: May 10, 2024

Notification: To be made in June


Student Type: Graduating high school senior or recent high school graduate

Minimum GPA:  N/A

Resides In: Middle Peninsula

School Type: Any

Affiliation: Prior involvement in theatre, music or the arts

Major/Career: Any

College: 2-year, 4-year, community college, college, university or technical/vocational school

Degree Type: Undergraduate

Application Method: Online

Personal Essays: 2

Recommendations: 2


If you would like to help us support the youth of Virginia's Middle Peninsula who are involved in the arts, please click either of the following links to donate to our Court House Players Dick Lusher Memorial Scholarship Fund:



Donations may also be sent via check or money order to The Court House Players, PO Box 643, Gloucester, VA 23061 ATTN: Scholarship Fund.

The Court House Players is a 501(c)(3) organization. A financial statement is available upon written request from the Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218, or

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The Court House Players Dick Lusher Memorial Scholarship application

To access the application for the Dick Lusher Memorial Scholarship, scan the QR code or visit