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Kari Wahlgren Theatre Scholarship

Kari Wahlgren (c ’99) provides a scholarship each year to a deserving theatre undergraduate student based on merit and kindness. Kari Wahlgren started her professional career in Kansas City before relocating to Los Angeles. After appearing as “Tink” in the indie film Neverland, Wahlgren began establishing herself in the voiceover world, appearing in numerous cartoons and games.

Kari is the voice of Tigress in Nickelodeon’s Emmy-winning Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness and Allie in Kaijudo on The Hub. Wahlgren has also voiced recurring roles in Phineas and Ferb, Kick Buttowski, Fish Hooks, Ben 10, MTV’s Good Vibes, Zevo-3, Wolverine and the X-Men, Li’l Bush, HBO’s Life and Times of Tim, Hulk Vs. ThorCurious George, Tak and the Power of Juju, Legion of Superheroes, Secret Saturdays, Kim Possible, Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go and The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.  Anime fans may recognize Kari from FLCL, Witch Hunter Robin, Blood+, Naruto, Durarara, and Samurai Champloo, to name just a few.

Kari voiced characters in Disney’s animated films Tinkerbell: The Secret of the Wings and Pixie Hollow Games, Tangled Ever After, BOLT, The Little Mermaid III: Ariel’s Beginning, and The Wild and was featured in Dreamworks' Shrek III.

In addition to cartoons, Wahlgren has lent her voice to over 100 video games, including the popular “Star Wars”, “Prince of Persia” and “Final Fantasy” franchises. Wahlgren’s voice has also been featured in commercials for Red Bull, Serta, and the California “Happy Cows” Cheese campaign….and she has stepped out from behind the microphone to appear on-camera in Wizards of Waverly Place, Criminal Minds, and various national commercials, including the popular Swiffer campaign.

Past Recipients 
Year Recipients
2016 Pamela Rodríguez-Montero
2015 Joseph Lilek
2014 Joseph Lilek
2013 Diadra Smith
2012 Shaun L. Dwyer
2011 Taylor Geiman
2010 Hilary Surface
2009 Luke Kanter
2008 Brittany Barney
2007 Jenna Bleecker
2006 Jordan Altman
2005 Julie Pearson-Little Thunder
2004 Stephen Ferrel

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