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Department of Theatre and Dance


Scholarships

Students who meet enrollment and grade criteria are eligible for academic scholarships in theatre that help defray the cost of attaining your degree. 

Funding for Your Education

We encourage you to explore all the options for paying for your education and to get in touch with the university's Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information.

 

Departmental Scholarships

There are a few scholarships available within our department to students who meet the criteria.

Helen Hayes Undergraduate Theatre Scholarship Recruitment Award

This Scholarship is to recruit outstanding Undergraduate Theatre Majors.  The Scholarship is awarded to Incoming Freshman and/or Transfer Theatre students who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship, leadership and contributions in Theatre Arts. It is a continuing annual award of $250.00 a semester (not to exceed 8 semesters).  Additionally, out-of-state students receiving a Departmental Scholarship qualify for an approximately 45% savings in tuition costs.

Eligibility

• Incoming Freshmen and New Transfer Theatre Majors
• GPA of 3.5 or higher

Maintaining Eligibility

• Full-time enrollment (12 hours or more) as a Theatre major during the regular academic year (Fall and Spring semesters).
• A 3.0 GPA
• Active participation in the Theatre Department production program.

Application Process

• A statement of purpose
• Current GPA
• Current resume – listing extracurricular involvement in Fine or Performing Arts in High School, community, and/or professional venues, other contributions, accomplishments, and community service, etc.
• Two letters of recommendation

Helen Hayes Undergraduate Outstanding Contribution Scholarship

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This Scholarship is awarded to Undergraduate Theatre students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and contribution to the department. It is a one-year award amount of $250.00 per semester.

Eligibility

• Current Theatre Majors who are enrolled as full-time students (12+ hours per semester).
• GPA of 2.5 or higher
• Outstanding contribution to the department during the past academic year

Maintaining Eligibility

• Full-time enrollment (12 hours or more) as a Theatre major during the Award year (Fall and Spring semesters).
• A 2.5 GPA
• Active participation in the Theatre Department production program.

Application Process

• A one-page essay describing your excellence as a theatre major, complemented by a paragraph recommendation from a faculty member.
• Current GPA
• Current resume – listing contributions, accomplishments and production work during the past academic year


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Application Due: April 1, 2018 by 5pm

Send to:
Theatre Scholarship Committee – Outstanding Scholarship
c/o Robert Richmond
1300 Greene St.
Longstreet Theatre
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208

Awards will be announced at the end of the spring semester.