Student Awards

Student Awards

Eric Barr Endowed Acting Award Fund

Named in honor of Professor Emeritus Eric Barr, the Eric Barr Acting Award is given annually to a full-time undergraduate acting major who has shown outstanding abilities and commitment to department productions throughout the year. Candidates will be selected by department faculty and eligible students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Recent Recipients:

  • Josiah Cajudo, 2021
  • Samantha French, 2020
  • Marvin Dollano, 2019

Chancellor’s Performance Award (Marius DeBrabant)

Each year the Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production awards Chancellor’s Performance Awards between $100-$1000 to majors who have made significant contributions in classes within the major as well as in our film and stage productions, in ways that illustrate academic and creative excellence, an aspiration toward professionalism and a clear sense of passion for the craft.

Recent Recipients:

  • Saray Aguilar, 2021
  • Gerard Arrienda, 2021 
  • Josiah Cajudo, 2021
  • Kabir Chitre, 2021 
  • Maxine Garcia, 2021 
  • Gershwin Garing, 2021 
  • Mayra Gomez, 2021 
  • Jayla Jacob, 2021 
  • Serena Kilbury, 2021 
  • McKenna Lindheimer, 2021 
  • Ryan Ong, 2021
  • Divyaraj Pandey, 2021 
  • Jade de Perio, 2021 
  • Courtney Pobst, 2021 
  • Miranda Sun, 2021 

Emory Elliott Endowed Memorial Award

Established in memory of UCR Professor of English, Emory Elliott, the Emory Elliott Memorial Award is given annually to one student in TFDP for innovative or significant work in the dramatic arts. Juniors, seniors, and graduate students are eligible for consideration. Recipient will be selected by department faculty.

Recent Recipients:

  • Serena Kilbury, 2021
  • Jayla Jacob, 2020
  • Mina Vazirian, 2020
  • Ellie Villa, 2020
  • Johnny Macias, 2019

Andrew and Michael LeMond Memorial Scholarship Endowed Fund

Established in memory of two brothers with UCR connections, the Andrew and Michael LeMond Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate student in TFDP on the filmmaking track. Eligibility requirements: declared student on the filmmaking track; financial need as determined by the FAFSA; in good standing with the university and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher; sophomore or junior class standing at the time of application (students must be enrolled at UCR for the entirety of the next academic year after receiving a scholarship). Preference will be given to students with an interest in digital film production. Application requirements and submission period announced annually during the spring quarter.

Recent Recipients:

  • Crystal Auduong, 2020
  • Chelsea Ramirez, 2019

Marc Longlois Endowed Award for Leadership in Theatre

Named in honor of longtime UCR Theatre Production Manager, Marc Longlois, the Marc Longlois Award for Leadership in Theatre provides financial support to a TFDP student during his/her/their senior year. Students shall be selected based on the following criteria: undergraduate student majoring in theatre, film, and digital production; exemplifies qualities of excellence in his/her/their work; catalyzes  a strong sense of community; exhibits leadership by taking on unexpected or outsized challenges; demonstrates a strong sense of humor and aplomb. Application requirements and submission period announced annually. Peer nominations will also be accepted.

Recent Recipients:

  • Stephanie Padilla, 2020

Risso Endowed Award in Theatre

Named in honor of Professor Emeritus Richard Risso, the Risso Award in Theatre annually recognizes one or two students in the department who show outstanding ability in acting and/or directing. Recipients will be selected by department faculty.

Recent Recipients:

  • Kiki Chavez, 2021
  • Carlos Gutierrez, 2021
  • Nadia Jones, 2021
  • Millie Romero-Pineda, 2021
  • Miranda Sun, 2021
  • Jayla Jacob, 2020
  • Lenin Macias, 2020
  • Jacob Perez, 2020 
  • Sophia Reynolds Latino, 2020
  • Andrea Cristobal, 2019
  • Kaila Gutierrez, 2019
  • Erica James, 2019
  • Winter Lawson, 2019
  • Huanita Lopez, 2019
  • Kiyhari Sabree, 2019
  • Michael Sanchez, 2019