Richard Porter Leach Fellowship

For established performing artists, undergraduate students only.

The Richard Porter Leach Fellowship allows active and established performing artists to pursue a college degree while continuing to practice their craft. To be considered as a Richard Porter Leach Fellow, an applicant must be a matriculated undergraduate student. This award may be renewed as long as the student remains active in his or her craft and in good academic standing.

Designation as a Richard Porter Leach Fellow University of New York includes matriculation as a degree student at the college and the expectation of renewal, so long as the student remains active in his or her craft and in good academic standing. Leach Fellows must have an established performance reputation. The online application must be accompanied by a letter of nomination from the director or manager of a performing company – or other established member of the theater, dance or music community who knows the applicant’s work well – and by two additional references, including the current coach, mentor or teacher, if possible.

The Leach Fellowship covers all tuition and fees and up to $200 per term for required books. More information is available through the Office of Academic Affairs at (800) 847-3000 ext. 2263. Letters of nomination can be submitted electronically to Danielle Boardman or mailed to attn: Leach Fellowship Application Review, Office of Academic Affairs, SUNY Empire State College, 1 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Richard Porter Leach (in memory of)
Undergraduate Studies
Supplemental Questions
  1. Performing art field:
  2. What are your career vocational goals, related to the purposes of this scholarship?
  3. How would a scholarship help you achieve your goals?
  4. Please submit a current resume or biography that includes a list of works, samples of reviews, and/or publicity materials.
  5. Please submit one or two samples of, or links to, your work.
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