Student Opportunities

Student Advisory Board | Internships | Additional Scholarship Opportunity

Erica Davis Memorial Scholarship 
The Erica Davis Memorial Scholarship is a one-time scholarship of $500 to a student who displays a commitment to serving others (in school, their community, or at home), has a strong work ethic and leadership qualities, and embodies the ideas within the First Stage Cheer. The intent of this award is to support one student’s next step after high school graduation, whether that be to attend school, invest in a passion, take a trip – anything that will utilize the skills learned at First Stage to help the individual pursue a dream. Application deadline is Tuesday, June 30. Learn more and apply



Student Advisory Board
Grades 5-12

Student Advisory BoardThe Student Advisory Board of First Stage strives to inspire, encourage, and lead the voices of the First Stage youth within the Milwaukee theater community. First Stage’s Student Advisory Board helps mold young people into leaders on the stage and beyond. Kids helping kids for future generations. 

Want to make an impact and have a voice within the First Stage community? Apply for the Student Advisory Board! With plenty of community engagement and volunteering opportunities you can help our First Stage community grow even stronger! 

To apply, download and complete our application, and submit via email to J.T. Backes at

Grades 8-12

Students entering grades 8 and up have the exciting opportunity to apply for an internship position with First Stage Theater Academy. Interns are role models, mentors and office assistants.

Internship opportunities for Summer Academy 2020 are not available, due to the majority of our summer programs taking place virtually due to the pandemic. Stay tuned for future opportunities!