The Plaza Theatre Scholarship

given in Memory of Mrs. Jeanene D. Merka


In an effort to promote the benefits of higher education in the field of theatre and the performing arts, the Plaza Theatre’s goal is to award scholarships 

to worthy area high school graduates.


The scholarship will be available to the recipients as a one-time funding of $500.00.



To be eligible, the following criteria must be met:


  • Attend an accredited technical college or university located in the state of Texas.
  • Have an intended major in the field of theatre, performing arts, or related field.
  • Enroll as a full-time student in the fall semester immediately following high school graduation. 


Applicants must complete the following application and include at least one letter of recommendation from an individual who has had direct theatre or performing arts experience with the applicant. 


Applications must be postmarked by the application deadline date

and sent to the following address:


The Plaza Theatre Scholarship

Post Office Box 1067

Wharton, Texas 77488


Application Deadline is Friday, March 27, 2020.