Scholarships and Financial Aid

Our scholarship application process is now online. Please read the instructions carefully.

At the University of Utah, we are committed to helping students meet their goal of a college education. There are many scholarships and opportunities for financial aid available for eligible students, and the awards can come from different offices on campus.

 

Deadline for Department of Theatre Scholarships only: March 25, 2018 

Apply for ALL scholarships here

* Please search “theatre” to see what opportunities are available to Theatre students. Freshman and transfer students will need to apply to the University of Utah before applying for scholarships.

General Scholarship Application for Continuing Theatre Teaching Majors
o A minimum of 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA)
o A recent Degree Audit Report (DARS).
o A list of any other scholarships you have received and will continue to receive.
o A paragraph describing your progress in your program of study, and service to Department or community-e.g., outreach to schools, participation in SAC, etc.
o You must be a Theatre Major enrolled for at least 12 credit hours each semester in order to be eligible for a scholarship.
Supplemental Questions
1. Please write a paragraph describing your progress in your program of study, and service to Department or community-e.g., outreach to schools, participation in SAC, etc.
2. Please list any other scholarships you have received and will continue to receive.

Early Playwriting- Promising Playwright Award
o A minimum of 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA)
o Enrolled full-time as a declared major in the Department of Theatre
o Have completed or be currently enrolled in THEA 1713, Script Analysis
o Have completed or be currently enrolled in THEA 2713, Theatre and Theory
o Have completed or be currently enrolled in THEA 2420, Intro to Playwriting
o Commit to enrolling in THEA 4420, Adv. Playwriting, and THEA 4220 New Plays Workshop within 2 academic years.
o Submit a completed draft of an original play for consideration
o Include a one page (500 words) personal statement expressing your interest and experience in playwriting.
Supplemental Questions
1. Please submit a completed draft of an original play.
2. Please write a one page (500 words) personal statement expressing your interest and experience in playwriting.

General Scholarship Application for Continuing ATP Theatre Majors
The following items are required in order to apply for the General Scholarship Application for Continuing ATP Theatre Majors:
o A minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA)
o A list of any other scholarships you have received and will continue to receive.
o A paragraph describing your progress in your program of study, and service to Department or community-e.g., outreach to schools, participation in SAC, etc.
o You must be a Theatre Major enrolled for at least 12 credit hours each semester in order to be eligible for a scholarship.
Supplemental Questions
1. Please write a paragraph describing your progress in your program of study, and service to Department or community-e.g., outreach to schools, participation in SAC, etc.
2. Please list any other scholarships you have received and will continue to receive.

General Scholarship Application for Continuing ATP Theatre Majors
The following items are required in order to apply for the General Scholarship Application for Continuing ATP Theatre Majors:
” A minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA)
” A list of any other scholarships you have received and will continue to receive.
” A paragraph describing your progress in your program of study, and service to Department or community-e.g., outreach to schools, participation in SAC, etc.
” You must be a Theatre Major enrolled for at least 12 credit hours each semester in order to be eligible for a scholarship.
Supplemental Questions
1. Please write a paragraph describing your progress in your program of study, and service to Department or community-e.g., outreach to schools, participation in SAC, etc.
2. Please list any other scholarships you have received and will continue to receive.

General Scholarship Application for Continuing BA Theatre Studies Majors
o Minimum of a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA)
o A list of any other scholarships you have received and will continue to receive.
o A paragraph describing your progress in your program of study, and service to Department or community-e.g., outreach to schools, participation in SAC, etc.
o You must be a Theatre Major enrolled for at least 12 credit hours each semester in order to be eligible for a scholarship.
Supplemental Questions
1. Please write a paragraph describing your progress in your program of study, and service to Department or community-e.g., outreach to schools, participation in SAC, etc.
2. Please list any other scholarships you have received and will continue to receive.

General Scholarship Application for Continuing MTP Majors
o A minimum of 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA)
o A list of any other scholarships you have received and will continue to receive.
o A paragraph describing your progress in your program of study, and service to Department or community-e.g., outreach to schools, participation in SAC, etc.
o You must be a Theatre Major enrolled for at least 12 credit hours each semester in order to be eligible for a scholarship.
Supplemental Questions
1. Please write a paragraph describing your progress in your program of study, and service to Department or community-e.g., outreach to schools, participation in SAC, etc.
2. Please list any other scholarships you have received and will continue to received.

General Scholarship Application for Continuing PADP Majors
o A minimum of a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA)
o A list of any other scholarships you have received and will continue to receive.
o A paragraph describing your progress in your program of study, and service to Department or community-e.g., outreach to schools, participation in SAC, etc.
o You must be a Theatre Major enrolled for at least 12 credit hours each semester in order to be eligible for a scholarship.
Supplemental Questions
1. Please write a paragraph describing your progress in your program of study, and service to Department or community-e.g., outreach to schools, participation in SAC, etc.
2. Please list any other scholarships you have received and will continue to receive.

General Scholarship Application for Continuing Stage Management Majors
A minimum of a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA)
o A list of any other scholarships you have received and will continue to receive.
o A paragraph describing your progress in your program of study, and service to Department or community-e.g., outreach to schools, participation in SAC, etc.
o You must be a Theatre Major enrolled for at least 12 credit hours each semester in order to be eligible for a scholarship.
Supplemental Questions
1. Please write a paragraph describing your progress in your program of study, and service to Department or community-e.g., outreach to schools, participation in SAC, etc.
2. Please list any other scholarships you have received and will continue to receive.

General Scholarship Application for Incoming Freshman and Transfer students – Theatre Majors
The Department of Theatre has a limited amount of scholarship funding for incoming freshmen and transfer students. To be considered, please attach a copy of your resume and two copies of letters of recommendation.
This is open to theatre students majoring in the following emphases:
BA Theatre Studies
BFA Performing Arts Design Program
BFA Stage Management Program
BFA Theatre Teaching
BFA Actor Training Program (ATP)*
BFA Musical Theatre (MTP)*
*Acceptance to ATP or MTP by audition only
Supplemental Questions
1. Please attach a copy of your resume and headshot.
2. Please upload 2 letters of recommendation.

Later Playwriting- Promising Playwright Award
o A minimum of 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA)
o Enrolled full-time as a declared major in the Department of Theatre
o Have completed THEA 1713 Script Analysis, THEA 2713 Theatre and Theory, and THEA 2420 Intro to Playwriting
o Have completed or be currently enrolled in THEA 4220 New Plays Workshop
o Have completed or be currently enrolled in THEA 4420, Advanced Playwriting
o Attach a one-page personal statement expressing your interest and experience in playwriting
o Submit a completed draft of an original play
Supplemental Questions
1. Please write a one page (500 words) personal statement expressing your interest and experience in playwriting.
2. Please submit a completed draft of an original play.

Ralph E. and Winnifred S. Margetts Scholarship for Excellence in Dramaturgy -BA Theatre majors only
Applications accepted from BA Theatre Studies Majors Only. Must have a minimum 3.5 GPA. As a condition for receiving this scholarship, the recipient must create a dramaturgical packet in support of a Babcock Theatre production, or assist the dramaturg in doing so for the Pioneer Memorial Theatre, or write an original monograph and submit it to a juried journal for publication consideration.
Must give a brief description of the project you plan to complete:
Dramaturgical Packet for Babcock or Pioneer Memorial Theatre
– or –
A monograph-subject
Supplemental Questions
1. Dramaturgical Packet for Babcock or Pioneer Memorial Theatre:
2. Or, a monograph-subject:

Robert Hyde Wilson $1,000 Talent Scholarship for Acting
This is an audition-based scholarship. Applications are accepted for declared Theatre Majors, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors (your status according to Theatre major, not U of U) whose primary interest is Acting. You must have a minimum GPA of 2.0.
Audition: You will present two contrasting monologues-not longer than two minutes each. In addition, you may sing 16 bars of a song. A CD player will be provided, but no accompanist. You will have an interview.
Please bring to the audition:
o An essay, not longer than one typewritten, double-spaced page, talking about your interest in theatre.
o The name and contact information of one reference who knows your work as an actor, other than Department of Theatre faculty, if possible.
o A headshot and resumé
A copy of this application will be forwarded to representatives of Robert Hyde Wilson for review.
Auditions date and time are TBA. Please check the audition board in the Spring semester to sign up for an audition slot.

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For more information about scholarships, please contact Megan Whittaker: megan.whittaker@utah.edu