Two students talking with Dean Wallace



  Merit-based theatre scholarships are available in performance, playwriting, and design, contingent upon an audition and/or interview.  These range from $1000 to $5000 and are renewable on a yearly basis. You do not have to be a major to be a theatre scholar, but our scholarship students almost always are.  

 To be considered for a theatre scholarship actors need to prepare either two contrasting monologues or a monologue and a song (a capella) of no more than two minutes total. (Age appropriate monologues from a published play only, please.)

You also need to submit, in hardcopy, two letters: one from you detailing your reasons for/interest in pursuing further study in theatre, the second a recommendation from a teacher or director who knows you and your work well.  A headshot and theatrical resume is helpful as well; if you don’t have a headshot there is no need to have one taken professionally at this time.  


  Designers/Playwrights/Technicians: If you have written plays or completed lighting plots or set designs, you may submit those as well or even instead of preparing monologues; if you have done significant technical or production work please detail it in your letter.


  Please contact the Chair of the department, Dr. Mark Ferguson ( if you have any questions.



 Merit-based scholarships are available in vocal and instrumental performance contingent upon an audition.  These range from $500-$2500 and are renewable on a yearly basis.  To be considered for a scholarship, singers and instrumentalists need to prepare two selections in contrasting styles.  Please contact the coordinator of the department (Professor Gary McCraw, if there are questions. 

Studio Art 

The Art and Art History Department requires a portfolio review for the scholarship application process. In the portfolio review, faculty look for both an interest in and commitment to art prior to and during their time at Wofford College. Merit-based visual art scholarships are contingent upon a portfolio review. These range from $1000 to $5000 and are renewable on a yearly basis.

What to bring to the portfolio review:

A physical or digital portfolio of 10-20 works made within the last two years. Work may be brought in person or sent as either a link in an email, as high-resolution images on a Mac compatible jump drive.

Suggested Works to Consider including:

(It is not necessary to include all the items listed below in your portfolio. However, students are encouraged to include works that best represent their abilities and talents. We look for evidence of skill in drawing from observation, a sense of color and design, as well as evidence of creative thinking. If works are small and portable, then the originals are desirable. (Large, fragile, or complex works can be presented digitally.)

Drawings from observation
i. Still-life
ii. Landscape
iii. Figure Drawing
Design (digital, reproductions and traditional)
i. Illustrations for high school publications
ii. Commercial design
iii. Page Layouts
iv. Color Studies
Self-Portrait (any medium)
Architectural renderings
Images or examples of sculpture or installation
Images or examples of ceramics or metals and jewelry

1-2 Sketchbooks or Sketches

A list of all Images included in the portfolio with the following caption information:
Size (in inches or feet)
Material used

A list of all art courses taken

A short statement (250-500 words) which answers the following question, labeled with your name, email address, phone number and high school:
How and when did you discover your interest in art? Why have you decided to pursue it as a major or minor at Wofford College?