The Stuart Harris Drama Scholarship is given each year to outstanding drama students in Danville and Pittsylvania County.
Stuart Harris was a native of Danville. His career centered in New York and included working for well-known advertising and book publishing firms. His interest in drama began in childhood and continued through his life. Stuart Harris served as a Naval Lieutenant in WWII and then attended the University of North Carolina and received his Master’s in English Literature from Columbia University. After graduation, he worked for the Franklin Spier Advertising Agency, then Harper Brothers Book Publisher, then Harcourt Brace Javonovich.