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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.