Although many famous actors and actresses but not everyone who pursues a career in theatre has an impressive journey. A theatre career can be rewarding and at the same time, it can also be extremely expensive. Landing a career in the theater can be overpowering and frightful as it might cost you an approximate of $24,380 per term as your tuition fees.

In this immensely-competitive industry, scholarships are certainly encouraged to help support those artistic endeavors. There are many public as well as private organizations that help individuals achieve their dreams. Luckily, there are acting scholarships out there to help you master your skills without acquiring large amounts of student loan debt.

Theatre Scholarships are offered by many colleges and universities to balance the cost of earning a theatre degree, while a number of outside organizations also offer awards specifically for those planning to pursue a career related to theatre. More general art scholarships often include acting and playwriting, as well. Film and video scholarships may also be attractive prospects for theatre majors.

 And since many aspects of theatre require a great deal of hard work, strong communication skills, and a deep understanding of people and their motivations, you may even find success with essay scholarships or other awards. You may even find yourself with better odds of winning local theatre scholarships if you participated in high school drama or community theatre — both are very visible activities that have probably brought joy to the people judging the scholarship awards.

Eligibility Criteria for  Theatre Scholarships 

  • You need to be a permanent resident of the US (though it may vary depending upon the scholarship) 

  • You must be enrolled in some theatre program from an accredited college. Some colleges call for students who have exhibited proficiency in theatre performance as well.

  • The scholarship is based on previous years’ performance

  • Some colleges might have a minimum standard GPA requirement. Most of the colleges seek a minimum 3.0 GPA

  • Students should prove their artistic ability in either of the following

    • Theatre

    • Dance

    •  Literature

    • Music

    • Traditional arts

 

Application Deadline

April 16, 2020

Award Amount

$6,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarship@aiga.org

Contact Number

212-807-1990

About the Scholarship

  Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship AIGA Scholarship provides benefits to those students who are studying photography and design discipline in an institute located in United state. This scholarship provides to those candidates who encourage social and environmental responsibility. The final deadli...

Application Deadline

March 31, 2020

Award Amount

$5,250

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@collegefund.org

Contact Number

303-426-8900

About the Scholarship

NBC Universal Scholarship This scholarship provides to those students who are not financially strong. Applicants must be interested in internships in either the LA or NYC offices of NBC Universal. The American Indian College Fund determines student eligibility and awards the scholarships. Award and denial notices will be mailed out to all a...

Application Deadline

February 04, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

25

Website

Link

Email Address

lisa@excelined.org

Contact Number

850-345-6284

About the Scholarship

Arts for Life! Scholarship is accredited by Arts for Life. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization which was established by Mrs. Columba Bush in the year 1999 to recognize the creativity and artistic talents of high school students’ throughout Florida. Arts for Life! Scholarship is provided to g...

Application Deadline

March 15, 2020

Award Amount

$2,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

info@oc-cf.org

Contact Number

949 553 4202

About the Scholarship

Mark P. Tiner Scholarship is started by Sean Tiner in the honor of his brother\'s ambition to pursue higher education. The Orange County Community Foundation is awarding this scholarship to help the students financially to enroll in an un...

Application Deadline

February 01, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000 - $2,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

admissions@ccis.edu

Contact Number

800-231-2391

About the Scholarship

Columbia College of Missouri Talent Award is sponsored by Columbia College of Missouri. The institution was established in the year 1851 to helping students advance their lives through higher education. Columbia College is a private, nonprofit liberal arts and sciences college. This award is only available to full-time undergraduate Day Campus students. ...

Application Deadline

February 15, 2020

Award Amount

$3,000 - $6,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

About the Scholarship

The Christermon Foundation is the organization of the Beverage Alcohol Industry, It encourages as well as helps to support charities and develop a scholarship program. Through this, the organization is helping the students financially by providing scholarship funds to pay for their education. The Beverage Industry Scholarships are provided and supported by manufacturer...

Application Deadline

March 31, 2020

Award Amount

$2,000

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

ryan@hodgemgmt.com

Contact Number

806-350-7285

About the Scholarship

This  Kody Hodge Scholarship is offered by the Kodi Hodge Foundation in the memory of Kody. The foundation strives to help students financially to pursue their education in acting. Applications will be evaluated based on their recommendation letters, past experience with the theatre and fine arts, and the statement of purpose. A student must be of Amarillo Col...

Application Deadline

Varies

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

2

Website

Link

Email Address

info@ncjwla.org

Contact Number

800-400-6259

Application Deadline

March 01, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

rbishop@grfoundation.org

Contact Number

616-454-1751

About the Scholarship

The GRCF started the Paul Collins Scholarship to encourage higher academic education in the Kent Country region. The community is providing a great opportunity to the residents of Kent County and Michigan students to achieve their academic goals. The students who are unable to pursue their higher academic studies or the technical career after high school due to a financial crisis can make...

Application Deadline

July 31, 2020

Award Amount

$3,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

info@dhewd.mo.gov

Contact Number

573-751-2361

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development. The Missouri Higher Education Academic Scholarship Program (Bright Flight) is a merit-based program that encourages top-ranked high school seniors to attend approved Missouri postsecondary schools.  How to apply for the scholarship? &...