The Chris Witte Memorial Scholarship was established to celebrate Chris’s passion for theatre and the arts. It hopes to encourage the next generation of multi-talented Islanders to explore off the beaten path and pursue a creative future. Chris arrived on Nantucket in 1972. Over the course of the next 47 years, Chris, with his legendary and contagious laugh, became a beloved part of the island’s fabric. A master mechanic, and an exceptional actor, he appeared in numerous productions on Nantucket stages.
The purpose of the scholarship is to provide scholarships to a passionate, hardworking, and honorable Nantucket Community Member who is pursuing training or an education in the Theater Arts. Scholarships are only available to individuals attending an accredited or professional performing arts training program, college or university.