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Endowed Programs

Patrick and Helen Atkinson Scenic Design Endowment
Established in 2007 by Patrick and Helen Atkinson to provide support for production expenses in the Department of Theatre

The John-Ross Berneche Scholarship Fund
Established in 1986 by the family, friends and business associates of John- Ross Berneche for the benefit of Art students

The Tom Berenger Acting Scholarship Fund
Established in 1988, by actor and MU alum, Tom Berenger to award Theatre students for excellence in performance

Burgoyne Doctoral Fellowship Endowment
Established in 2009 by Dr. Suzanne Burgoyne to acknowledge exceptional achievement by a doctoral student

James M. Miller Musical Theatre Endowment
Established in 2000 by family, friends and former students of Professor James Miller to provide an annual scholarship award for excellence in musical theatre performance

Larry Clark Doctoral Travel Fellowship Fund
Established in 2005 by Dean Emeritus Larry Clark to provide travel funds for doctoral students in the Department of Theatre who are presenting at the national conference of the Association for Theatre In Higher Education

Marilyn Tatlow Mizzou On Broadway Showcase Endowment
Established in 2005 by Gary Tatlow to support performances in New York City under the auspices of the Department of Theatre

Terry R. Perkins Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1997 in memory of MU alum and comic actress, Terry Perkins to provide an annual scholarship award for excellence in comedic performance

Chrisha L. Siebert Theatre Production Memorial Fund
Established in 1999 by Larry and Helen Siebert to provide support for production expenses in the Department of Theatre

Donovan and Peggy Rhynsburger Theatre Endowment
Established in 1999 by the family and friends of Professor Emeritus Donovan Rhynsburger to provide an annual scholarship award for excellence in academic and creative achievement

Endowed Programs

Many of our alumni and friends have honored us with gifts that provide extra resources to support our students, and enhance the quality of our programs.  Please join us in our quest to maintain and further elevate our standing among the nation’s finest university theatre departments, by contributing to one of our endowed programs.  We appreciate your generosity, support, and willingness to work in partnership with us for the benefit of future generations of theatre artists.