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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 Jackie McCall, 309-794-7197.

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.

The next theatre arts scholarship auditions will be conducted in the spring of 2022.

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.

The next auditions for the Katz Scholarship will be held during the spring of 2022.

Bill Sensenbrenner Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2021 by David Marshall '75 and Dominic Wolocko, the Bill Sensenbrenner Endowed Scholarship provides financial assistance to full-time students enrolled or planning to enroll at Augustana College who will be or are majoring in theatre.

Although students cannot apply directly for the scholarship, anyone who would like to contribute to this special fund can do so. Use the Giving page link and designate the gift for the Sensenbrenner Endowed Scholarship. For more information, contact Kathleen Bentler.

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