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Allen Crafton Memorial Scholarship

The Allen Crafton Memorial Scholarship provides an award to a returning undergraduate or graduate student majoring in theatre. 

The scholarship is named for Professor Jesse Allen Crafton (1890-1966), who founded the KU Department of Speech & Drama in 1923.

Past Recipients 
Year     Recipients
2017 Emily Hunsucker
2016 Elissa Bowen
2015 Krista Jarboe
2014 Brianna Woods
2013 Kaitlyn Wade
2012 Michael Miller
2011 Maggie Parker
2010 Cassidy Kirch
2009 J.T. Nagle
2008 Spencer Lott
2007 Adam Hurly
2006 Courtney Schweitzer
2005 Blake Bolan
2004 Caitlin McDonald
2003 Julia Hardin
2002 Kyle Hamrick
2001 Kate Haugan
2000 Jennifer Woods
1999 Rebecca Booth
1998 Yuji Tsuboi
1997 Joshua Brown
1996 Brenda Leff, Jennette E. Selig
1995 Deborah Lynn Miller
1994 Vaughn Schultz
1993 Vaughn Schultz
1992 Chad Frey
1991 Staci Banks
1990 Jon M. Ciccolini, Diana Lee Dresser
1989 Gabriel Al-Salem, Rita Beier, Ramona Curtis
Michael Moore, Marcus Richey
1988 Jay Gerber, Brenda Yungeberg
1987 Erik Doxtader, Lora Hull, Dan Lingel
1986 Amy Wheeler
1985 Lisa Engelken, Len Tahsuda
1984 Martha Priest
1983 Todd Stites, Mark Torchia
1982 Mark Gidley, Rodger Payne
1981 Cathy Paddock Hill
1980 Paul Johnson, Russell Laushman
1979 Nancy Kauffman, Lisa A. Wigington, Kevin Wilson
1978 Mary Lawson
1977 Lucynda Raben, Sheila Rone
1976 Clifford Rakerd, Robin Rowland
1975 Ed Kirkman, Jim Prentice
1973 Joel Goldman, Kathleen Turner
1972 Nancy Groom, Bill Russell
1971 Christine Miller
1970 Rhonda Plymate
1969 Cheryl Burnet, David Jeans
1968 Holmes Osborne
1967 James F. Klumpp, Susan Tisdall
1966 Steven Grossman, Sharon Mahood
1965 Mimi Frink
1964 Janice Bigson, Pat Melody
1963 Judy Southard
1962 Marilyn Miller

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