top of page

2023 Mimi Bryan Memorial Scholarship Winners Announced!

Indian Valley Theatre is proud to announce the names of the recipients of this year’s 2023 “IVT Mimi Bryan Memorial Scholarship.” Because of generous donations from the community, IVT was able to award 4 scholarships this year. Congratulations to Emily Beckwith, Cadence Goldstein, Payton Penman and Aleksandra Savage. These 4 students were presented with their awards at 2 recent Senior Awards Nights at Somonauk and Sandwich High Schools.

From Indian Valley Theatre’s very first days, Mimi Bryan was there.  She was one member of the passionate founding families dreaming big about live community theatre.  As a long time educator, Mimi was active on stage as well as behind the scenes.  Most importantly, she was instrumental in giving many budding actors a shot on stage and bringing Community Theater to life for hundreds of members of the Fox Valley community to enjoy. In the wonderful spirit of her significant contributions to the Fox Valley theatre world, IVT is very pleased to offer this year’s “IVT Mimi Bryan Memorial Scholarship” to these four very deserving students.

The Scholarship Committee was very impressed with these 4 applications. They all expressed brilliantly why they felt this scholarship would help them in college. All 4 recipients have volunteered in various activities, performed in theatre productions and choirs and bands, have participated in Honors and Accelerated classes, and have greater than a 3.6 grade point average.

Emily will be attending ISU pursuing a degree in Theatre Education; Cadence will be majoring in Special Education at Western Illinois University; Payton will attend Evangel University with a major in Pre-Med/Biology and Aleksandra plans to major in Music and/or Special Education with a minor in Theatre Studies at NIU.

Congratulations! Everyone at IVT wishes the best for these four students as they begin their college education. For questions or more information about Indian Valley Theatre, please e-mail For information on the Mimi Bryan Scholarship, please contact Sharon Pagoria @ To make a tax-deductible donation to the Mimi Bryan Scholarship Fund so IVT can continue awarding this scholarship to graduating High School Seniors in the future, please click here.


Recent Posts

See All

Scholarship Deadline Extended!

The deadline for this year's Mimi Bryan Memorial Scholarship has been extended to April 16th. For additional information about the scholarship, and to apply, check out our page below:


bottom of page