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Departmental Scholarships

Dance Scholarship

For dance majors based on academic record, talent, and financial need. Auditions are in the spring semester each year. Amount and number vary. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Administered by Faculty Scholarship Committee.

Theatre Scholarship

For outstanding majors in theatre arts; based on academic record, quality of participation in theatre activities, school citizenship activities, and financial need. If funds are available, awards are given to theatre arts majors above the freshman level. Amount varies. Administered by Faculty Scholarship Committee. Established by local citizens and organizations.

Clifford A. Ashby Endowed Scholarship

For worthy graduate students in the theatre history track with an overall minimum 3.0 GPA.
Administered by Faculty Scholarship Committee. Established by Dr. Clifford A. Ashby, Professor Emeritus, and friends. Application deadline: March 1.

Marie Hermann Endowed Scholarships in the Fine Arts

For undergraduate or graduate majors in voice and/or theatre arts. Recipients are selected through auditions. Two awards of $500, one each in voice and theatre arts, are made annually and may be renewed in competitions with other candidates. Recipients much maintain a 2.85 GPA (3.0 for graduate students). Administered by Faculty Scholarship Committee. Established in memory of Mrs. Marie Hermann. Application deadline: March 1.

Horizons Endowed Scholarship

For students who demonstrate leadership in theatre design, technology, and /or dance and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Administered by Faculty Scholarship Committee. Established by the proceeds from the 75th Gala Celebration ticket sales. Application deadline: March 1.

Charles Kerr Memorial Scholarship

For outstanding majors in theatre arts. Based on talent, leadership, and service to the department. Amount and number vary. Administered by Faculty Scholarship committee. Established by friends of Charles Kerr, outstanding graduate in theatre arts, in his memory. Application deadline: March 1.

Ronald E. Schulz Award

 

Endowment in Theatre Arts

For an outstanding junior or senior Theater Arts major who has demonstrated their dedication and talent to the whole art of theatre by exemplary performance in at least two of the theatre crafts (acting, directing, scenery, properties, lighting, sound, costuming, stage management, promotion, etc.) in addition to their area of specialization. Overall GPA of at least 2.5 Administered by Faculty Scholarship Committee. Established by Mr. Ronald E. Schulz. Application deadline: March 1.

George Sorensen Scholarship

For seniors with an acting or directing emphasis and a minimum 3.2 GPA or second year MFA students with an acting or directing emphasis and a minimum 3.5 GPA. Administered by Faculty Scholarship Committee. Established by former students and friends of George Sorensen.

Linda M. Speech Scholarship

For outstanding majors in theatre arts. Based on talent, grades, leadership, and service to the department. Amount and number vary. Recipients must maintain a 2.0 GPA Administered by the Faculty Scholarship Committee. Established by Dr. and Mrs. Ray C. Mowery, former faculty members of the departments of Animal Husbandry and Speech. Application deadline: March 1.

Corey Winkle Memorial Scholarship

For outstanding acting majors in theatre arts. Amount and number vary. Recipients must maintain a 2.85 GPA. Recipients may be undergraduate or graduate students. Administered by Faculty Scholarship Committee. Established by family and friends of Corey Winkle, outstanding acting student and hero of the Gulf War. Application deadline: March 1.

Ann Bradshaw Stokes Scholarship

For undergraduate and graduate students. Recipients must demonstrate artistic and academic potential in relation to career goals. Administered by Faculty Scholarship Committee. Established by Ann Bradshaw Stokes Foundation. Application deadline varies.

Christi Vadovic Scholarship

For undergraduate BFA students studying in the technical areas of the theatre or stage management with 3.0 minimum GPA. Administered by Faculty Scholarship Committee. Established by Mr. And Mrs. Charles Vadovic.

Trouper of the Year

For an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Theatre or Dance who demonstrates: Leadership, selflessness of effort, a positive attitude, congeniality, and productivity. Award of $500 to be given. Administered by Faculty Scholarship Committee. Nominations due early April.