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Betty Evans Shakespeare Scholarship Sends CWU Student to London

Central Washington University theatre performance major, Karli Reinbold, is currently spending her winter quarter studying in London after receiving a scholarship that allowed her to travel abroad. 

While studying abroad is something that Reinbold had interest in, it was not something she thought she could achieve. That’s when she was notified that she was a recipient of the Betty Evans Shakespeare Scholarship, providing the funds for her to learn new things from a different part of the world.

“Without the help of the CWU Foundation and the Betty Evans Shakespeare Scholarship, I would not have had the resources to study abroad and learn all the wonderful things that studying theatre in London has to offer,” Reinbold said. “This scholarship has made my dreams a reality. It gave me the opportunity to study at the source of my passion.”

Reinbold is expected to graduate this spring with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre performance. She hopes others that are interested in theatre performance will take advantage of this opportunity and apply for the Betty Evans Shakespeare Scholarship so they too can further their education while also making lifelong memories.

This once in a lifetime experience is all that Reinbold hoped for, and more, saying, “Getting to study Shakespeare in London is a life-changing experience. The way English actors go about Shakespeare is beautiful and unique, there is so much theatre history everywhere you look in London. The connections I am making are amazing and this is an experience I will take with me wherever I go.” 

The Betty Evans Shakespeare Scholarship was created through a bequest from Betty Evans, former CWU theatre arts faculty. The scholarship provides support for students majoring in theatre arts who plan to study abroad at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, or a similarly accredited institution.

To learn more about the Betty Evans Shakespeare Scholarship, and all other scholarships CWU has to offer, visit Scholarship Central or contact the CWU Theatre Arts Department.


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