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The Doug Watson Scholarship for Performing Arts



The Tower Theatre Foundation established the Doug Watson Scholarship for Performing Arts in memory and honor of our longtime friend, member, sponsor, volunteer and board chair.

Doug was a true believer in the performing arts; especially in the power of arts in education. He supported the Tower’s LessonPLAN programs and seemed to revel in being surrounded by an audience of enthusiastic school kids!

To continue his legacy and extend the impact of our region’s performing arts, the Doug Watson Scholarship will empower students across Central Oregon to actively pursue their creative passions. The Tower Foundation is grateful to Doug’s wife Marianne for initiating the funds for this special scholarship. At least $3,000 will be awarded to each of three graduating high school seniors -- one each from Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook Counties.  



Please help us congratulate our 2022 scholarship recipients!

Casey James (Deschutes County)
"This first year has been pretty fantastic. Last semester I was involved all three of the shows that the theatre put on (acted in two and tech in one). I also got selected to compete in the Irene Ryan scholarship as part of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Of course I wouldn’t be able to accomplish any of this without the help from you and the Tower. "

Brooke Everest (Crook County)

Brooke Delamarter (Jefferson County)


If you or someone you know would like to support the Watson Scholarship

text DWATSON to 44-321



Please contact Dani Wyeth, the Tower’s Director of Education, with any questions at daniw@towertheatre.org


May Doug’s example and spirit continue to inspire and motivate us all.