Awards & Funding



Ellen Douglas Schlaefer, 2017 The Wally Russell Mentoring Award Winn

USITT Awards are meant to bring honor to those who rarely receive it.

  • Honoring the best entering our industry
  • Support of creative work
  • Lifetime achievement
  • Research

Grants are dedicated to actively promoting the advancement of the knowledge and skills of its members.

Edward F. Kook Fund for Research has funded:

  • LED lighting fixtures
  • Digital fabric archives
  • High speed motor braking

USITT Board Statement on Adjudication.