Scholarship Program


The Bill and Phyllis Cross Scholarship Fund and Alice Mary Norton’s friends and family support Pentacle Theatre’s scholarship programs.

  • The Jo Dodge Performing Arts Theatre Scholarship
  • The Tony Zandol Technical Arts Theatre Scholarship
  • The Tom Ulmer Theatre Service Scholarship
  • Alice Mary Norton Volunteerism Scholarship

Application deadline: April 1, 2024.

The Performing Arts, Technical Arts, and Theatre Service Scholarship opportunities are for graduating high school students who plan to attend college, community college, or a four-year institution.

To qualify, high school seniors must graduate and plan to attend college, whether a community college or a four-year institution.

Click here for the application form.

The Volunteerism Scholarship Opportunity is open to anyone who has volunteered time or efforts to support Pentacle Theatre and is eligible to apply directly for themselves or on behalf of a designated recipient.

Click here for the application form.

The Bill and Phyllis Cross fund honors these two individuals awarded Pentacle Theatre’s highest honor of lifetime membership. The Crosses served as mentors and role models, inspiring those around them in performing and technical theater arts.

Jo Dodge, also a Pentacle Theatre lifetime member, has acted and directed in numerous Pentacle Theatre productions, taught acting workshops at the theater through Chemeketa Community College since 1981, and shared her love of theater with hundreds of Pentacle Theatre volunteers for more than 30 years.

The technical arts scholarship is awarded in honor of Tony Zandol, lifetime member and Pentacle Theatre’s former resident designer and professional production director.

The late Tom Ulmer was a tireless creator and educator of theatrical arts at Pentacle Theatre, Children’s Educational Theatre, and the Salem-Keizer School District. Tom was a lifetime member whose memory Pentacle Theatre honors by awarding scholarship funds to a student who overcame obstacles to give extraordinary time and effort to be involved in theater.

The Alice Mary Norton Volunteerism Scholarship is a newly established scholarship honoring Alice Mary Norton’s decades of volunteer service. In 1994, Alice was selected as the first recipient of the Claytene Vick VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD. Her volunteerism extended for 35 years, including in a wide range of theatre support roles from docent, building sets, stage management, sound, lights, props, play reading, and fundraising as the long-time Benefit Chairperson. Alice received Pentacle Theatre’s highest honor of a lifetime membership for her dedication, commitment, and service.

Scholarship recipients 2007 to present

Tom Ulmer Theatre ServiceErin Pike (Dallas HS)
Jo Dodge ActingHannah Allen (WOU)
Jo Dodge ActingErin Howe (North Salem HS)
Jo Dodge ActingErin Pike (SOU)
Tom Ulmer Theatre ServiceJordan Hermens (Central HS)
Tony Zandol Tech TheatrePaige Hoffert (Sprague HS)
Tom Ulmer Theatre ServiceStacey Walen (North Salem HS)
Jo Dodge ActingCiara Stephenson (McNary HS)
Tom Ulmer Theatre ServiceChris VanCleave (McMinnville HS)
Tom Ulmer Theatre ServiceJennifer Lippert (Central HS)
Tom Ulmer Theatre ServiceMegan Anderson (Dallas HS)
Jo Dodge ActingSlade Thackery (Dallas HS)
Tom Ulmer Theatre ServiceNicholas Brownson (South Salem HS)
Jo Dodge ActingChris Helwig (South Salem HS)
Tony Zandol Tech TheatreJoe Inglish (Blanchet HS)
Tom Ulmer Theatre ServiceNicholas Brownson (Emerson College)
Tony Zandol Tech TheatreElisabeth Maiano (North Salem HS)
Jo Dodge ActingBrianne Reyna (Sprague HS)
Jo Dodge ActingGrace Orr (North Salem HS)
2012 - No awards
2013 - No awards
Tom Ulmer Theatre ServiceHannah Fawcett (Dallas HS)
Jo Dodge ActingJoseph Allen (West Salem HS)
Jo Dodge ActingIsaiah Nixon (South Salem HS)
Jo Dodge ActingJulia Fegles (McNary HS)
Tom Ulmer Theatre ServiceDanielle Potter (WOU)
Tony Zandol Tech TheatreEmily Bernau (PSU)
Tom Ulmer Theatre ServiceKat Graney (South Salem HS)
Tom Ulmer Theatre ServiceHannah Boyack (Central HS)
Tony Zandol Tech TheatreIndigo Clingerman (South Salem HS)
Jo Dodge ActingOlivia Nelson (Sprague HS)
Tom Ulmer Theatre ServiceMax Morter (South Salem HS)
Tom Ulmer Theatre ServiceMolly Hare
Tom Ulmer Theatre ServiceJacob Hodges
Jo Dodge ActingTrae Green
Jo Dodge ActingBryce Benjamin

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Steven Trahan
Executive Director
Office: (503) 485-4300

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Box Office Manager
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