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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  Applications can be accepted starting in March. The deadline for MCT to receive the completed scholarship application materials is June 30th.  

2021 Recipients

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!

Previous Recipients

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

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