Value: Up to $6,000 (per year) | Applications for Fall 2021 are now closed.
Concordia awards up to $6,000 in annual scholarships to recognize excellence in the following areas of theatre: theatre lighting, scenery, costumes, sound, stage management, and performance. Theatre Performance and Production Scholarships also look at the potential for exceptional contributions to the Concordia community.
In order to maintain the award, recipients participate at a significant level as cast or crew members in each main stage and lab theatre production during their time as a Concordia theatre scholar as well as participate in three theatre courses during their first four semesters at Concordia. Scholars are required to participate in the program but not major in theatre art.
The award may be combined or stacked with other academic scholarships. Many recipients of this award also qualify for need-based scholarships, grants, or loans.
To be eligible for a Theatre Scholarship, you must be an incoming first-year or transfer student who has been accepted for admission to Concordia College, have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA (non-weighted), and have exhibited proficiency in theatre performance or production.
The initial screening will be based on the scholarship application, which includes an essay and a theatrical résumé. Students applying for Backstage/Production Crew may also provide a portfolio. The essay topic for your application is: “How do the talents and skills of theatre prepare you for a meaningful life and contribute positively to the world?” Your essay should be a minimum of one and a maximum of three double-spaced pages.
Finalists for the Theatre Performance and Production Scholarships will be notified and invited to campus for auditions and portfolio presentations. Performance applicants will be expected to present a monologue selection, and Backstage/Production applicants will present a portfolio of their previous work. All applicants will also have a short interview with theatre faculty.