Ray DiSandro Memorial Scholarship
Ray DiSandro was a dedicated MCT member who left us too soon in 2016. Talented and kindhearted, Ray wore many hats for MCT and throughout the local community. He worked behind the scenes on sound and technical aspects of our shows, and occasionally showed off his acting and singing skills on stage as well. This scholarship presentation is in his honor, as we remember our dear friend.
Methacton Community Theater has given at least one scholarship to a graduating high school student every year since its inception. We award these scholarships to students who are planning to continue their education and have been active with MCT at some time now or in the past. Involvement can include acting or singing, production staff duties, or stage crew or orchestra membership for one of our shows or any of the many volunteer opportunities available to our members.
Please download the materials below and submit your completed application to the address listed on the form.
The deadline for the 2020 scholarship application has passed.
The 2020 Ray DiSandro Memorial Scholarship recipients are Elizabeth Kirsch and Valerie Balog. Both students have enhanced many MCT productions with their musical, dance, and theatrical talents. In the fall, Elizabeth’s major at the University of Delaware will be Elementary Education. Valerie will be a Health Professions major for pre-med at Temple University. Both Elizabeth and Valerie plan to further pursue their music and stage interests at college.
The scholarships are traditionally presented at the summer MCT production. This year, because of the pandemic, the scholarships were awarded at the recipient’s homes. Thank you to Diane DiSandro and her son Ray for carrying on Ray DiSandro’s legacy by supporting MCT's next generation!
2019 - Ainsley Bittner, Robert Lewis
2018 - Hannah Kirsch, Kati Bondi
2017 - Marissa Garcia, Julia Gray
2016 - Tim Cross, Philip Lewis
2015 - Katherine Love, Nicholas Capriotti
2014 - Ben Basalik
2013 - Elizabeth Dinnella, Rachel Miller
2012 - Chris Miller, Sara Pitkin, Janine Shuey
2011 - Nicole Surman
2010 - Emily Enters, Meghan Brooks
2009 - Lisa Bassett, Grace Soloff
2008 - Matthew Formwald, Martha Corkum, Adam Polaski, Robert Pellechio
2007 - Alexandria Marsters, Samantha Gradwohl, Stephan Manley
2006 - Casey Rurode
2005 - Ashley Rurode, Cassie McElwee, Diana Hunsberger, Jason Diaz
2004 - Katrina Remolde, Stephanie Rubeo
2003 - Travis Stitt, Regina Stone
2002 - Megan Smith, Mr. Reigner
2001 - Rebecca Shimer, Mark Dobbins
2000 - Lisa Knorr, Shara Gregory
1999 - Jamie Ciabattoni
1998 - Matthew Hoy
1997 - Cara Miller
1996 - Jude Adams
1995 - Paul E. Chantry III
1993 - Laura McFarland
1992 - Sharon Dounce
1991 - Jonathan Brach, Jennifer Moore
1990 - Jere Williams
1988 - Wendy Etheridge