Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program Announces 2022 Scholars | Playbill

Education News Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program Announces 2022 Scholars

The program is dedicated to supporting BIPOC theatremakers.

Cody Renard Richard Heather Gershonowitz

The Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program, created by Broadway stage manager Cody Renard Richard in partnership with the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, just announced this cycle's 10 scholar recipients. Created last year, the program is dedicated to supporting BIPOC theatremakers. It targets students and hopes to alleviate the financial burden of higher education.

This group of scholars includes Tauheedah Abdullah (Carnegie Mellon University), Maaz Ahmed (Marquette University), Graham Callahan (Kent State University), Natalia Dubon (University of Florida), Zaryah Forde (University of Oklahoma), Sarah Grace Goldman (Northwestern University), Annie Nguyen (Carnegie Mellon University), Daniel Ocanto (Carnegie Mellon University), Valentine Pesola (The Pennsylvania State University), and Nina Schatell (SUNY Purchase College).

“Selecting this year’s cohort was extremely difficult, as we had an abundance of incredible applicants. I’m eager to welcome these remarkable individuals to our community and to give them support that will help them honor their truest selves," shared Richard.

“We are surrounded by emerging leaders for our industry and it takes all of us to ensure that we nurture them in ways that affirm that. I am excited by the opportunity to work alongside Cody and pour into this cohort,” added Broadway Advocacy Coalition’s Dria Brown.

The scholarship will award each student a financial grant of $8,000, mentorship through five online seminars, and an all-expenses-paid New York City excursion.

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