Scholarships in Acting And Directing

In-School Players Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must have performance experience in acting and/or music.


Theatre Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 1 (Priority)

Applicant must be enrolled at the University of Missouri at Columbia.


Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.


Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.


Competitive Scholarship for Theatre

Award: $4,000, Deadline: February 5

Selection is based upon audition for acting candidates and portfolio submission for directing or design candidates. Applicant must execute an interview.


ISF Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 21

Applicant must be Muslim or an active member of the Muslim community who is enrolled at an accredited university as an undergraduate (sophomore, junior, or senior) or graduate student (including Ph.D.) in the United States who is majoring in one of the sponsor's supported majors as found on their website. Minimum 3.0 GPA and United States citizenship/permanent residence required.


John Nagy Memorial Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing education in the areas of fine arts or performing arts. Preference will be given to graduates from Lorain County high schools. FAFSA and Student Aid Report are required. Award amount is determined by committee.


Virginia Auctionners Association Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: October 1

Applicant must be the son, daughter, step daughter, stepson, granddaughter, or grandson of a current active Auxiliary member in good standing for a period of five years. Applicant must be graduating from an accredited high school and be applying to an accredited college and/or have been accepted into a qualified college or university undergraduate study program or a school of higher education; or candidate must have completed the past year at a qualified college or university or school of higher education.


Christine Schaefer Theatre Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who participated in KidsPlay, Inc. programs for at least two years and plans to pursue a theatrical degree in performance and/or education. Minimum 2.0 GPA required.


Charles Owen 'Corky' McCormick IV Memorial Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduate of a Johnson County high school who resides in Johnson County and will major in music or theatre full-time at a two- or four-year college or university. Minimum 2.75 GPA required.


Jerry Juhl Fund for the Arts

Award: $2,000, Deadline: April 13

Applicant must be a Mendocino, Fort Bragg, or Point Area high school senior who plans to attend a four-year college or university and study the performing arts, including music, dance, theatre, film, and puppetry. Selection based upon potential for career success in the performing arts and their prior academic performance. Minimum 3.0 GPA is desired, but not required.


Thespian Scholarships

Award: -, Deadline: April 1

Applicants must be seniors in high school, active members of the International Thespian Society and planning to major or minor in communicative arts. Most of the scholarships require an audition or tech portfolio.