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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

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Steven A. Parascandola Art Scholarship

This award is available to graduating seniors at John Jay High School in Wappingers Falls, New York. Applicants must plan to major in art.

Total: $500

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 01

Matheon Scholarship Fund

The Matheon Scholarship Fund accepts applications from current high school senior women in Dallas, Texas who plan to major in fine arts, science, or the humanities at a college or university in Texas. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.1 or higher and a combined math/verbal/writing SAT score of 1500 or higher.

Total: $1000

Awards: 10

Deadline: May 01

Graphic Communications Scholarship

This award is for graduating high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing an education in graphic communications. Students must reside in certain areas of New York and New Jersey.

Total: $1160

Awards: 25

Deadline: May 06

Rising Star in Production Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students who have an interest in pursuing a career in video production. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 15

BEF Scholarship of the Arts

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who have cystic fibrosis and an interest in the arts. Click here to learn more and to apply today!

Total: $750

Awards: 3

Deadline: May 17

Roberta M. Born Scholarship

Graduating high school seniors or current undergraduate college students who are residents of Glynn County in Georgia are eligible to apply for this award. Studens must have a strong background and/or course of study in the arts and humanities.

Total: $500

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 24

NBC Universal Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students of American Indian or Native Alaskan descent who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students must be interested in a career in media, either in front of or behind the camera; major preferences are journalism, media, broadcasting, entertainment, film, and telecom.

Total: $5125

Awards: 27

Deadline: May 31

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: $7500

Awards: 2

Deadline: December 11

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: $259920

Awards: 1

Deadline: January 01

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: $1000

Awards: 2

Deadline: January 08

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