Scholarships

Theatre Department Scholarships Spring 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024

Please read the following instructions and deadlines carefully. If you have any questions, reach out to Amy Herzberg, herzberg@uark.edu

Note: You are only able to submit one application. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to make any changes.

Scholarship applications for continuing students are due Friday, December 2, 2022.

Students who are newly enrolling at the university or newly declaring a theatre major starting in the Spring ‘23 or Fall ‘23 semesters have an extended application deadline of January 20, 2023.

Note: A limited number of scholarships may be available for the Spring 2023 semester, open to anyone who did not already receive a scholarship for that semester.

Guidelines

Application Guidelines

  1. Scholarship applicants must be a declared Theatre major.
  2. Scholarship applicants must have a Department of Theatre Faculty Member listed on application as a reference.
  3. Scholarship applicants must be in “good standing” within the department. Good standing is defined as fulfilling commitments to classes, productions, and other departmental activities in a professional and collegial manner.
  4. Scholarship applicants must demonstrate a commitment to their studies which may include GPA, attendance, leadership, collaboration, growth in skills, and participation in theatre activities.

Scholarship Recipient Guidelines

  1. Scholarship recipients must maintain a full-time academic load of twelve (12) hours per semester at the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville and earn a minimum 3.0 GPA during each semester in which the scholarship is awarded. Failure to meet these requirements will exclude the student from scholarship consideration during the next academic term.
  2. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in at least one 1 credit hour THTR/Theatre course during each semester in which the scholarship is awarded.
  3. Scholarship recipients must participate (i.e., crew, cast or house-staff) in at least one Department of Theatre production during each semester the scholarship is awarded. House Staff includes any usher who commits to ushering for at least 50% of the performance run of a show.
  4. Scholarship recipients must attend all scheduled Theatre major’s meetings throughout the semester, and must be available to represent the College, in performance and/or in other participation, at selected Theatre events on and off campus.
  5. Scholarship recipients are considered our leaders and must adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as printed in the University of Arkansas Student Handbook. You may obtain a copy of the Student Handbook via the web.  Failure to do so will result in immediate revocation of the scholarship and may result in additional penalties, to include suspension and/or expulsion from the College.
  6. Scholarship recipients must remain in “good standing” in the department during each semester of the award. Should that status change at any point during the scholarship award period, the scholarship may be revoked.
  7. Any exception to the above must be cleared in advance by the Chair of Theatre. Students who fail to meet the requirements stated above may be ineligible for future scholarship consideration.

How To Apply

Please fill out our Online Form.  

Please ensure your application is complete and includes all requested information. You are only able to submit one application in our current online application system. Please see the deadlines outlined above. Once you submit an application, you will not be able to make any changes.

The Scholarship Committee will review all applications and make recommendations to the Chair of the Department. Students who qualify and are certified by the Fulbright College Scholarship Office will be notified of their award at the year-end Department of Theatre Gala Celebration.

Scholarships are awarded per semester based on current academic standing and demonstrated skills, professionalism, potential, and talent in Theatre. Scholarships are awarded on a year-to-year basis. Student must re-apply each year for an additional award. Scholarship monies will be awarded and applied to the student account. If a student account has a zero-balance due, a check will be issued to the awarded student.

Minimum Amount of Award:  $500 per semester

A Theatre Scholarship is much more than a monetary award. It is an indication of your abilities and promise. When noted on your resume or printed in a show program, the term ‘Theatre Scholarship Recipient’ implies dedication, discipline, responsibility and professionalism.

 

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