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Alexis and Craig Stevens Performing Arts Scholarship

Alexis Smith & Craig StevensThe Alexis and Craig Stevens Performing Arts Scholarship was established in 2001 from the estate of Craig Stevens of Hollywood, California. Alexis Smith and Craig Stevens were professional actors in television and film and were married for fifty years before Alexis' death in 1993.

Alexis Smith (June 8, 1921 – June 9, 1993) was a Canadian-born actress. She appeared in several major Hollywood movies in the 1940s and had a notable career on Broadway in the 1970s, winning a Tony Award in 1972 for Stephen Sondheim’s Follies.

Craig Stevens (July 8, 1918 – May 10, 2000) was a film and television actor and is best remembered for his role on television as the private eye, Peter Gunn. Stevens was a theatre major at KU in the early 1940s.

The Alexis and Craig Stevens Performing Arts Scholarship provides awards for undergraduate and graduate students who are studying theatre and require financial aid.

Past Recipients 
Year Recipients
2019 Kayleigh Cook, Tinashe Mukoyi
2018 Cassidy Ragland
2017 Noelle McDonald
2016 Logan Duck, Cale Morrow
2015 Christoph Nevins, Katelynn Schultz, Gregory Williams
2014 William Lea, Zach Sudbury, Jeanne Tiehen
2013 Alex Roschitz, Diadra Smith
2012 Lynsey Becher, Lindsey Roesti, Kelly Simons
2011 Gil Perez-Abraham, Alex Roschitz, Hilary Surface
2010 Raylene Gutierrez, Ashley Hoyle
2009 Rochelle Herman
2008 Spencer Holdren, Adam Hurly, Sandra Ristovska,
Caleb Stroman
2007 R. Scott Evans, Rich Housh, Lucinda Koenig
2006 Adam Burnett, Julia Dos Santos Melim Coelho
2005 Brady Blevins, Dianne-Yvette Cook, Kate Giessel
2004 Brandon DeLany, Ashley Lafond, Brian Woodman
2003 Rodney Hill, Julie Noonan, Mallory Yund
2002 Rita DeLoach, Christopher Wheatley, Mallory Yund

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