Support the Department of Theatre

Patron Program

Donations to the Patron Program help support our stage productions and student work.

Members of the Department of Theatre Patron Program receive recognition in all of our production programs, as well as invitations to special events throughout the year and our exclusive Season Preview party in the spring! 

Choose from five different levels of recognition:

  • Stagehand  $50-$99
  • Stage Manager  $100-$199
  • Actor  $200-$350
  • Director  $350-$499
  • Producer  $500+

Departmental Scholarships

Donations to the Scholarship Program help us reward and support the education of exceptional theatre undergraduates here at the University of Arkansas. Each of our scholarship recipients is a declared Theatre majors who maintains a full academic workload and a minimum GPA of 3.0 while also participating in productions. Certain scholarships include additional requirements.

Scholarship donors receive recognition in all of our production programs, as well as invitations to special events throughout the year and our exclusive Season Preview party in the spring!

Current scholarship opportunities

  • Carrie Louise Hamilton Memorial Scholarship in Playwriting
  • Kathy Mellinger and Shawn Phillip Mabrey Endowed Theatre Award
  • Harry and Barbara Shadden Theatre Award
  • Department of Theatre General Scholarship Fund

Any individual may create a one time scholarship in any amount with criteria of their choosing. For permanent recurring scholarships, the Department of Theatre and Fulbright Development will be happy to discuss the endowment process. Email theatre@uark.edu for details!

How to Make a Donation

Giving is easy! Just use these 3 easy steps to donate using a debit or credit card.

  1. Visit https://onlinegiving.uark.edu.
  2. For Designation, choose Other Department, Program or Fund  (second option down from the top), and type "Theatre Patron Program" or the name of your chosen scholarship in the space provided. 
  3. Fill out the remaining information and submit your payment.

You can also mail a check with "Patron Program" or your chosen scholarship in the memo line.

Department of Theatre
228 Fine Arts Center
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

And please remember that all contributions are 100% tax deductible!

We know there are a number of live theatre outlets available to you in Northwest Arkansas. It is because of people like you that we can continue to offer first-rate theatrical productions for our growing audiences and invaluable hands-on experience for our student actors, designers and crews. Please consider becoming a Department of Theatre Patron today!

If you have any questions or issues donating online, please email Ashley Cohea or call (479) 575-6067.