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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.

Karolyn King Carter Scholarship

This scholarship is available for graduating seniors in Greene County, TN and Greenville High School in Greenville, TN. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must plan to major in fine art, commercial design, or digital media.

Total: $2400

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 15

Beverage Industry High School Scholarship

This award is available to current high school seniors in California who have a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian who is a proprietor of an establishment with a California liquor license, or who is employed full-time by an individual or corporation holding a California liquor license. To be eligible, the applicant must have participated in one or more of the following extracurricular activities during his/her junior and senior years of high school: community service, athletics, music or the performing arts.

Total: $3750

Awards: 38

Deadline: February 15

Concordia College Theatre Performance and Production Scholarship

Graduating high school seniors who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and have exhibited proficiency in theatre performance or production are eligible for this award. Students must plan to attend Concordia College.

Total: $4000

Awards: 10

Deadline: February 16

NATAS Northwest Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. or international college freshmen, sophomores and/or juniors who attend college in one of the following states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington. Students must pursue a career in television or film, such as broadcasting, production, editing, etc.

Total: $2500

Awards: 3

Deadline: February 16

Pacific University Theatre & Applied Theatre Scholarship Program

This scholarship program is open to U.S. and international students who are incoming freshmen or transfers at Pacific University. Students must plan to participate in theatre or applied theatre at Pacific University, and must audition to be considered for a scholarship.

Total: $12500

Awards: 15

Deadline: February 24

Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarship for Mystery Writing

This scholarship is available for currently enrolled U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who have an interest in mystery writing (fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and/or screenwriting).

Total: $500

Awards: 2

Deadline: February 28

Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program – Art Major Category

This scholarship is open to California undergraduate students who are enrolled in an arts program/major (i.e., visual arts, dance, music, film, etc.) at an accredited California four-year institution. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $750

Awards: 2

Deadline: February 28

Madson Fellowship

U.S. professionals seeking to enhance their communication skills are eligible for this award. Applicants must have an interest in the outdoors and be members of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA).

Total: $1200

Awards: 2

Deadline: March 01

Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship

This award is available for minority undergraduate students who are majoring in visual or performing arts. Applicants must be residents of Kent County, Michigan, and must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 01

University of Maine Flagship Match Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors who plan to attend the University of Maine at Orono as an out-of-state student. Eligible applicants must be in the top 40 percent of their class and have an SAT score of 1120 or higher.

Total: $42000

Awards: 100

Deadline: March 01

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