CVTheatre Scholarships

Recognizing exceptional talent

CVTheatre Foundation

Started by 2013 CVTheatre alumni Austin Pilz, who also branded the CVTheatre program, the CVTheatre Foundation is a Pennsylvania 501(c)(3) non-profit and tax-exempt organization that provides scholarships to performing arts students who are continuing their performing or creative arts education in a post-secondary institution. In 2017, the CVTheatre Foundation offered 2 scholarships to CVTheatre students. Prior to the inception of the CVTheatre Foundation, the CV CAPA scholarship (which has now been absorbed into the CVTheatre Foundation as the CVTheatre CAPA award) provided students with a scholarship opportunity pursuing similar theatrical interests. For more information about the CVTheatre Foundation, it's scholarships, or how to apply, visit the CVTheatre Foundation website.

Gene Kelly Awards

The Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Theater is a Pittsburgh performing arts program aimed to recognize exceptional performing arts talent. The CVTheatre High School Musical has participated in the Gene Kelly Awards since 1991, with many of our performers winning awards such as "Best Actor" and "Best Actress". Additionally, The Gene Kelly Awards offers multiple yearly scholarships to students of exceptional artistic merit. For more information, see the Gene Kelly Awards Scholarship website.

Chartiers Valley CAPA

Started by CVTheatre alumni Tony Williams, the Chartiers Valley CAPA Award began in 2000 as a way to recognize the talent and dedication of students within the Creative and Performing Arts at Chartiers Valley. Since the retirement of Renee Keil in 2007, the award was given at the end of Showcase by Cathy Jenkins. In 2017, the CV CAPA award was taken over by the CVTheatre Foundation.

CV CAPA Award Recipients:

  • 2021 - Sophia Buffone
  • 2020 - (None due to COVID-19 pandemic cancellations)
  • 2019 - Nina Dibacco
  • 2018 - Jenna Wood
  • 2017 - Devin Moore & Gina Wilamowski
  • 2016 - Adrienne Elion
  • 2015 - Julia Cipriani, Mitchell McDermott, and Ranae McIntyre
  • 2014 - Thomas Kovach
  • 2013 - Megan Henderson and Austin Pilz
  • 2012 - Cassidy Cooper
  • 2011 - Connor McRory
  • 2010 - John Forton
  • 2009 - Marla Matusic
  • 2007 - Christina Bordini, Alix Keil, and Corey O'Connor
  • 2006 - Ryan Kress
  • 2005 - Dustin Giffin and Michael Viola
  • 2004 - Jordan DeBona
  • 2003 - Dominic DeNardis-Ulizzi
  • 2002 - Kim Scalise
  • 2001 - Caitlyn Cahill and Angela Magliocca