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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.

UR Richmond Scholars Program - Artist Scholars

This scholarship is available for U.S. and international high school seniors who plan to attend the University of Richmond. Students must display extraordinary artistic talent and plan to major or minor in the visual or performing arts.

Total: $50000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  December 1
2019

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: $3000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  December 1
2019

Bienenstock Design Competition

This scholarship contest is available for college juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are majoring in a design program. To be considered for this award, applicants must submit an original work of interior or furniture design.

Total: $5000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  December 10
2019

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: $2000 Awards:  8
Deadline:  December 17
2019

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 10
2020

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 10
2020

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 10
2020

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 10
2020

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 10
2020

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 10
2020

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 10
2020

Case Western Reserve University Undergraduate Theater Scholarship Program

This scholarship is open to entering freshmen at Case Western Reserve University who plan to major or minor in theater or pursue theater as an extracurricular activity. Recipients who major in theater will receive a full-tuition scholarship. All applicants must audition or interview to be considered.

Total: $44156 Awards:  6
Deadline:  January 15
2020