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Although many famous actors and actresses have lucrative careers — making millions of dollars per movie — not everyone who pursues a career in acting or theatre has such monumental success. In fact, many graduates with a BFA in theatre have to continue to work hard to develop their skills, land a job, and continue a career in a very competitive market. That same determination is true for those looking to study theatre in school. While a theatre career can be very rewarding, it can also be extremely expensive! Future actors, playwrights, and directors pursuing a degree may find theatre scholarships from various organizations and colleges.

List of Theatre Scholarships

There are 1,094 awards worth $7M below. Apply now to our list of theatre scholarships.

The Republic of Art $5,000 Scholarship

If you’re a high school or college student who is a minority or a member of the LGBTQ community and are interested in STEM or the Arts, check out this scholarship!

Total: $5000

Awards: 5

Deadline: August 01, 2021

Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success

This award is available for U.S. and international undergraduate students who feel passionately about the career and educational path they are pursuing. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and submit an essay about his/her chosen profession.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: August 31, 2021

Phil Layton Award of Excellence in the Arts

Junior, senior, fifth-year undergraduate engineering students at George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University are eligible for awards ranging from $2K-$4k. Applicants must show an involvement in performing, visual or written arts.

Total: $8000

Awards: 2

Deadline: October 31, 2021

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship for Migrant Farmworkers

Students who are 16 years of age or older who are interested in pursuing the development of their talents in an art discipline may apply for this award. Students must have a history of movement to obtain work in agriculture.

Total: $2500

Awards: 10

Deadline: November 01

University of Maine Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors who will graduate from a state-approved Maine high school and plan to attend the University of Maine at Orono.

Total: $12000

Awards: 10

Deadline: December 01

Christophers Video Contest for College Students

Undergraduate and graduate students may enter this video contest. The student must make a short video of five minutes or less interpreting the theme “One Person Can Make a Difference”.

Total: $500

Awards: 8

Deadline: December 17

NATAS Northwest Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. or international college freshmen, sophomores and/or juniors who attend college in one of the following states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington. Students must pursue a career in television or film, such as broadcasting, production, editing, etc.

Total: $2500

Awards: 3

Deadline: February 16

Concordia College Theatre Performance and Production Scholarship

Graduating high school seniors who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and have exhibited proficiency in theatre performance or production are eligible for this award. Students must plan to attend Concordia College.

Total: $4000

Awards: 10

Deadline: February 16

Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarship for Mystery Writing

This scholarship is available for currently enrolled U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who have an interest in mystery writing (fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and/or screenwriting).

Total: $500

Awards: 2

Deadline: February 28

Iowa Scholarship for the Arts

This scholarship is available for Iowa students who have graduated this year and will be attending an Iowa college. Students must have proven artistic ability in dance, literature, music, theatre, traditional arts, or the visual arts, and major in one of those areas.

Total: $1500

Awards: 4

Deadline: March 01

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