Richard Kelton Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Richard Kelton Memorial Scholarship was created by the Department of Theatre to honor Richard’s memory. Richard attended KU in the 1960s and received a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration in theatre. Richard moved to Hollywood after teaching high school for a year to pursue an acting career. In addition to roles in such television programs as Gunsmoke, Mission Impossible, The Waltons, and Quark, Richard appeared in a 1976 Broadway revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. For his performance, he received a New York Critics’ “Newcomer” Award. Richard died on the set of Centennial in 1979.

The Richard Kelton Memorial Scholarship Fund is used to provide scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in theatre with an emphasis in acting. Preference is given to a student who shows evidence of having the aptitude for becoming a professional actor. 

Donate at KU Endowment.