In 2001 Jim Hawkins retired from Central Washington University having served as an award-winning professor, director, designer, master puppeteer and an advocate for children’s theatre for more than 31 years. Through his immeasurable talents, whimsical creativity, unparalleled wisdom, patience, compassion and kindness, Jim has touched literally thousands of lives over the years. He has awed the teachers, artists and puppeteers of tomorrow in the classroom, and brought the magic of live theatre countless children throughout the region.
Awarded to: A student who has demonstrated skills and interest in the development of quality Children's Theatre in areas of acting, directing, design, or playwriting.
Nature of the Award: An award of $500, award presented to the student to be used for tuition, related to academic pursuits, or expenses related to future projects in Children's theatre production.
Procedure: Nomination and/or applications for the award can be made in writing by any student or faculty member which will be accompanied by written statements describing the achievement and appropriate goals of the nominee/applicant.
The Department scholarship committee shall consider all nominees/applicants to determine the recipient, based on state criteria and university guidelines for eligibility.
The award shall be presented at an appropriate public event, such as the Department awards banquet.