Ray DiSandro Memorial Scholarship
Ray DiSandro was a dedicated MCT member who left us too soon in 2016. Talented and kind hearted, 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. Involvement can include acting, dancing, or singing, participating in production activities, stage crew, orchestra, costumes, props, sets, or participating in any of the many MCT volunteer opportunities.
Scholarship Application: Students graduating in their Senior year of High School should request application instructions by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Applications can be accepted starting in March. The deadline for MCT to receive the completed scholarship application materials is June 30th.
The 2021 Ray DiSandro Memorial Scholarship recipients are Hannah Mathur and Amy Orner. Both students have enhanced many MCT productions with their musical, dance, and theatrical talents. In the fall, Hannah will be continuing her education at Montgomery County Community College, where she will further pursue her stage interests. Amy will be a Theatre Design and Production major at Fordham University.
We were excited to be able to celebrate Hannah and Amy with a presentation at our first in-person production since 2019, Twelfth Night. Thank you to Diane DiSandro and her son Ray for carrying on Ray DiSandro’s legacy by supporting MCT's next generation!
2020 - Elizabeth Kirsch, Valerie Balog
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