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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.

Missouri State University Hutchens/SGA Centennial Leaders Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who plan to enroll at Missouri State University as freshmen. Students must have a class rank in the top 50 percent or a grade point average of 3.0 or higher AND an ACT score of 20 or higher or an SAT score of 1030 or higher. Students must also excel in three of the following areas: leadership; volunteerism; performing arts; athletics.

Total: $2500 Awards:  24
Deadline:  January 30
2020

Missouri State University Inclusive Excellence Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who plan to enter Missouri State University as freshmen and pursue a major leading to a bachelor's degree in education or music education. Students must rank in the top 50 percent of their class or have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and must have demonstrated leadership in multicultural school or community activities or organizations.

Total: $3000 Awards:  25
Deadline:  January 30
2020

Missouri State University Inclusive Excellence Leadership Scholarship & Recognition Award

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who plan to enroll at Missouri State University as incoming freshmen. Students must: rank in the top 50 percent of their class or have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher; and have demonstrated leadership in multicultural school or community activities or organizations. Students with disabilities and/or historically underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

Total: $5000 Awards:  100
Deadline:  January 30
2020

Charline E. McCue Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. and international undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in culinary arts, dance, music, fashion design, theater, or writing. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 31
2020

Josephine De Karman Fellowship

This award is for college seniors who will receive a bachelor's degree by June and candidates for a Ph.D. who will defend their dissertation by June.

Total: $25000 Awards:  8
Deadline:  January 31
2020

Gerrit R. Ludwig Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for Hawaii undergraduate and graduate students; preference is given to students who are majoring in fine arts or classics. Students must be graduates of one of the following East Hawai'i public schools: Hilo, Honoka'a, Kea'au, Laupahoehoe, Pahoa, or Waiakea.

Total: $14750 Awards:  3
Deadline:  January 31
2020

HCF Community Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for Hawaii undergraduate and graduate students who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1508 Awards:  61
Deadline:  January 31
2020

Lyle Rhines Theatre Technology Scholarship

This scholarship is available for college freshman and sophomore students at FSCJ who are enrolled in the theater and entertainment technology program. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 31
2020

Virginia E. Christakos Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, provided in honor of Virginia E. Christakos, is available to undergraduate students at Florida State College of Jacksonville who are enrolled in a visual or performing arts program.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 31
2020

Washington American Indian Endowed Scholarship

This award is available to Washington undergraduate and graduate students who are currently attending or planning to attend a postsecondary institution in Washington. The student must have close cultural and social ties to an American Indian community in Washington.

Total: $2000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  February 1
2020

Columbia College of Missouri Talent Award

This award is for U.S. students who are planning to attend or are currently attending Columbia College of Missouri. Students must demonstrate talent in art, music, or athletics to be eligible for this award.

Total: $3000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  February 1
2020

Cottey College Fine Arts Scholarship

This award is available to U.S. undergraduate students who are attending Cottey College in Missouri. Students must demonstrate a strong academic proficiency in art, dance, music, or theatre/speech.

Total: $1000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  February 1
2020