Scholarships for Theatre Majors

From William Shakespeare to Mel Brooks, theatre majors learn about a vast array of directors, producers, acting methods and writing techniques. All of that variety doesn’t come cheap, however, and Theatre Majors can struggle to pay for their education. If you’re a Theatre Major trying to figure out how to cover the cost of your degree, you might want to look into scholarships. Some of the available scholarships are provided by organizations and programs such as the Princess Grace Foundation, the Screen Actors Guild, the Educational Theatre Association and the Rose Brand Scholarship Program. Others are offered by individual colleges and universities such as Illinois State University, Elmhurst College, Alma College, Drew University and Whitman College. In general, applying students will need to provide samples of their work, exhibit financial need, write an essay or meet a minimum grade point average. To find out more about scholarships for theatre majors, continue reading below.

Showing 1-13 of 13 scholarships
View Details Delray Beach Playhouse Ernest G. Simon Scholarship Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
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  • 1,000 - 7,500
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Theatre|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College or University|
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The scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to students who reside in the general service area of the Playhouse and who are seeking a study in theater at an accredited vocational school, two or four-year college or university.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Grand Rapids Combined Theatre Scholarships Grand Rapids Community Foundation
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  • 500 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Theatre|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
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This scholarship was established to benefit a full-time theatre arts student at an accredited college/university. Applicants must have a theatre experience at one of the local community theatres.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details The Jay Franke Scholarship Diabetes Scholars Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 2 awards
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Music|Dance|Theatre|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Four-year|Trade School|Technical School|
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The scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshmen with type 1 diabetes who have high academic performance, are actively involved in the diabetes community, participate in community and/or extra-curricular activities and who have demonstrated that they are successfully managing the challenges of living with diabetes and pursuing an Arts Degree (music, theatre, dance).
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Feb-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Musical Theatre|Theatre|
  • School (K-12): |Portage Central High School, Portage, MI|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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The Amy Elizabeth Bousfield Scholarship was established in honors the memory of Amy Elizabeth Bousfield. The scholarship is awarded to graduating high school senior of Portage Central High School and pursuing major in musical theater or theater
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Performing Arts|Vocal|Theatre|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public High School|Accredited Private High School|
  • Residence: Live in |Wayne, OH|
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This scholarship was established to benefit current high school graduating seniors from any Wayne County, Ohio public or accredited private school. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the performing arts at an accredited college or university.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Christine Schaefer Theatre Scholarship Hancock County Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Education|Theatre|
  • Organization: KidsPlay, Inc. (Club)|Crazy Lake Act Teen Workshop (Club)
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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Christine Schaefer Theatre Scholarship is established in honor of KidsPlay, Inc. founder and director Christine Schaefer. This scholarship is for alumni of KidsPlay, Inc. or Crazy Lake ActTeen Workshop.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Aurora Junior Womans Club Scholarship in Honor of Katy Fox Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Communications|Theatre|
  • Residence: Live in |Aurora, IL|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|Accredited Vocational|Accredited Trade|Accredited Professional Institution|Accredited Graduate School|
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The Aurora Junior Womans Club Scholarship was created in honor of Katy Fox. This scholarship awards selected students taking up education, communications, or theater major. Applicants must be Aurora City residents and graduates of a high school located within the Community Foundation.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Herb Smith/Eunice Fleming Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Music|Dance|Musical Theatre|Theatre|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students pursuing studies in the field of Music, Theater, Musical Theater, and/or dance at any college or university of choice. Preference is given to students residing in Fayette, Kanawha or Wood Counties. This scholarship is renewable.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Trever Bennett Memorial Art Scholarship High Desert Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Art|Dance|Photography|Graphic Design|Drawing|Painting|Sculpture|Digital Production|Theatre|
  • Residence: Live in |High Desert, CA|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|College|
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Administered by High Desert Community Foundation, this scholarship provides financial assistance to High School graduating senior from the High Desert area who is interested in pursuing a degree in an artistic field.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Leo and Madeline Hughes Memorial Fund Scholarship Community Foundation of Jackson County
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • May-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Music|Agriculture|Fine Arts|Culinary Arts|Visual Arts|Theatre|Industrial Arts|
  • School (K-12): |Maquoketa High School, Maquoketa, IA|Jackson, IA|Northeast High School, IA|
  • Residence: Live in |Clinton, IA|
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This scholarship is for Maquoketa and Northeast High School students pursuing post-secondary education at, but not limited to, community colleges, occupational programs, technical schools and colleges and universities.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Jerry Juhl Fund for the Arts Scholarship Fund Community Foundation of Mendocino County
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Music|Design|Dance|Performing Arts|Film|Puppetry|Theatre|
  • School (K-12): |Mendocino High School, Mendocino, CA|Fort Bragg High School, Fort Bragg, CA|Point Arena High School, Point Arena, CA|
  • School (College): Attend a |Four-year|
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This scholarship was established by Susan Juhl in honor of her husband, Jerry. Susan and Jerry were residents of Mendocino County community of Caspar who supported local artists and arts organizations in countless ways. This scholarship aims to benefit Mendocino, Fort Bragg, and Point Arena High School seniors or graduates pursuing study in performing arts (music, dance, theatre, film, and puppetry) and design (sound, lighting, set, and costume).
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Music|Art|Fine Arts|Dance|Theatre|
  • Residence: Live in |Bay, MI|
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Catherine Jean MacDonald Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of Catherine Jean MacDonald. She was a 5th-grade math teacher at Bangor Central. She is not only a teacher but her interests and talents reached far beyond education, including a love for all fine arts.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details T. Scott Eaton Scholarship Fund River Valley Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Fine Arts|Theatre|
  • Residence: Live in |Floyd, VA|Giles, VA|Montgomery, VA|Pulaski, VA|Radford, VA|
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The T. Scott Eaton Scholarship Fund is awarded to a student from the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, and the City of Radford. Applicants must be pursuing major in theater or fine arts with minimum of 2.0 GPA
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
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