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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.

Harvey Fellowship

This award is available for U.S. and international Christian graduate students. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement and commitment to Christian values.

Total: $12000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  November 1
2018

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 1
2018

Stephen L. Teller & Richard Hotson TV and Cinema Scholarship

U.S. students who are enrolled in a community college film, television, cinema, or theater program and have completed at least 12 credits in their program are eligible for this award. Students must reside and attend school in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, or Ventura counties.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  November 1
2018

VMFA Visual Arts Fellowship for Undergraduate Students

This award is for U.S. full-time undergraduate students who have been residents of Virginia for at least 12 months. The applicant must demonstrate artistic ability in one of the following areas: crafts, drawing, film/video, mixed media, new/emerging media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture.

Total: $4000 Awards:  11
Deadline:  November 2
2018

VMFA Visual Arts Fellowship for Graduate Students

This award is for U.S. full-time graduate students who have been residents of Virginia for at least 12 months. The applicant must demonstrate artistic ability in one of the following categories: crafts, drawing, film/video, mixed media, new/emerging media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, or art history.

Total: $6000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  November 2
2018

Bill Bendiner and Doug Morgenson Scholarship

This award is available for students who are U.S. citizens pursuing a career in human services, health sciences or visual arts. Eligible applicants must have been living in Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska for at least one year. Preference is given to self-identified LGBT students, members of LGBT families, and straight allies who have been supportive of the LGBT community.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Bill McKnight Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship is available for LGBT students and straight allies who are studying art or humanities at an accredited college or university in the U.S. Preference is given to students residing in Kitsap County or Bainbridge Island in Washington State.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Gregori Jakovina Endowment Scholarship

This award is for students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (GLBT), or students who are children of GLBT parents. The student must be a resident of Oregon or Clark County, Washington and must be accepted to a postsecondary program in the arts.

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Jack D. Motteler Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. citizens who are residents of Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska and majoring in visual arts. Preference is given to self-identified LGBT students, members of LGBT families, and straight allies who have been supportive of the LGBT community.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Larry McDonald Scholarship

This undergraduate and graduate award is for adult students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (GLBT). The student must be seeking to make a significant change in his/her life by taking classes in the arts and/or humanities. The student must also reside in Oregon, OR Clark County, WA.

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Patricia Van Kirk Scholarship

This scholarship is available for lesbians studying theater or visual arts at the undergraduate level. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to social justice and reside in one of the following states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana or Alaska.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Ric Ulrich and Chuck Pischke Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. citizens have been living in Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska for at least one year. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a postsecondary program studying visual arts and design. Preference is given to self-identified LGBT students, members of LGBT families, and straight allies who have been supportive of the LGBT community.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019