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Theatre arts scholarships

 Augustana College awards scholarships each year to students who plan to remain active in theatre at the college level. Students do not need to major or minor in theatre arts in order to qualify.

There are two kinds of theatre scholarships: the general theatre arts scholarship and the Judith Katz Memorial Theatre Scholarship.

Both scholarships require an online application and an audition. Auditions consist of a performance or portfolio presentation and an interview with faculty. Students may bring photos or other supporting materials (programs, reviews) to refer to during the interview.

As part of their applications, students are asked to attach a resume detailing their theatrical experience and training (performance and/or technical). All applications are available online.

How to prepare for an audition

For information, application and audition guidelines, email or call Christina Myatt, 309-794-7611.

Theatre arts scholarships

Theatre arts scholarships are available up to $2,500, and are awarded to exceptional individuals pursuing performance, technical theatre, playwriting or criticism, or musical theatre. All are renewable annually provided that the student has participated in at least one production and takes one theatre class each year. A student does not need to major or minor in theatre to qualify.

Theatre arts scholarship auditions will be conducted virtually on Saturdays: Nov. 7, 2020, Nov. 21, 2020, Jan. 9, 2021, Feb. 13, 2021, and March 13, 2021.

Your virtual audition will be scheduled for 15 minutes during the time frame you choose. Available blocks are 10 a.m.-noon; noon-2 p.m.; and 2-4 p.m. CDT.

Sign up for Nov. 7, 2020

Sign up for Nov. 21, 2020

Sign up for Jan. 9, 2021

Sign up for Feb. 13, 2021

You will receive a link to the application for that date.

If you cannot attend on any of these dates, sign up for an alternate audition date.

Judith Katz Memorial Theatre Scholarship

The Judith Katz Memorial Theatre Scholarship is named for fine arts supporter and Augustana alumna Judith Katz. The scholarship is a $16,000 award ($4,000 annually) given to students who will major in theatre arts. Students who apply for but do not receive a Katz Scholarship automatically will be considered for a general theatre arts scholarship.

Auditions for a Katz Scholarship will be offered only on March 13, 2021, and they will be virtual. The deadline for applications is Feb. 26, 2021.

Sign up for a Katz Scholarship audition

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