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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 with a theatre major can find scholarships right here in our directory by major.

CBCF Spouses USA Performing Arts Scholarship

This award is for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are or will be attending an accredited college or university full-time. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA and be planning to or currently pursuing a degree leading to a career in the performing arts.

Total: $3000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  March 31
2019

Kody Hodge Scholarship

The Kody Hodge Scholarship is available for theater majors at Amarillo College. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher and must demonstrate unmet financial need.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 31
2019

David Jagaciewski Scholarship Fund

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors who are graduating from Poughkeepsie High School in Poughkeepsie, New York. Applicants must pursue a course of study and plan to have a career in the arts, architecture or engineering, interior or fashion design, family or consumer science or landscape architecture.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 1
2019

Maria E. McCarthy Ringwood Memorial Scholarship

This award is available to graduating high school seniors in Poughkeepsie and Wappinger New York. Applicants be active in the school or local theater.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 1
2019

Stephanie D. Brown Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for female high school seniors in Dutchess County, New York. Applicants must plan to major in education, drama, or psychology.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 1
2019

BHD Endowed Scholarship Fund for Teachers

This award is available for permanent residents of Maryland with an interest in a teaching career. Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in the liberal arts, sciences or mathematics and be pursuing a master's degree in education.

Total: $2500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  April 1
2019

Aiko Susanna Tashiro Hiratsuka Memorial Scholarship

High school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students who are planning to major or are majoring in the performing arts are eligible for this award. Students must be national members of JACL.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 1
2019

NCA Memorial Fund Scholarship

This award is available to U.S. students who are 17 years of age or older and are pursuing a course of study relating to the costume industry. The student must have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher; an above-average grade point average is preferable.

Total: $1500 Awards:  5
Deadline:  April 1
2019

NCA Creative Event Scholarship

This scholarship competition is open to U.S. high school seniors and currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students who present a costume design of any genre. Students must have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher.

Total: $1500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  April 1
2019

Swackhamer Disarmament Video Contest

This award is available for current high school and college students. To apply, each student must submit a short video of approximately 2-3 minutes on the topic of nuclear disarmament.

Total: $500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  April 1
2019

Constant Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was designed to support a deserving art or music major who is a resident of Aquidneck Island, Rhode Island. The applicant must be enrolled as a sophomore, junior, or senior in an accredited four-year postsecondary institution.

Total: $5000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 19
2019

Antonio Cirino Memorial Fellowship

This fellowship program is open to Rhode Island residents who need financial assistance to acquire education toward a master's or doctorate in order to pursue a teaching career in the arts. Applicants may not be a Rhode Island School of Design graduate or seeking a graduate degree from RISD.

Total: $12000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 26
2019