Theater and Dance

All Majors & Minors

Performing Arts Scholarships

The Ursinus Dance Program Scholarship, Theater Program Scholarship and Music Program Scholarship each award $40,000 per year, or $160,000 for four years, to an outstanding student with ability, commitment, and leadership potential. Runner-up awards for each department are also available.

A qualifying student for each scholarship must be experienced, well-rounded and independent-minded with the potential for artistic, intellectual, and personal growth within their respective program.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020.


Dance Program Scholarship
How to apply:

Students interested in auditioning must:

1. Apply to the college by January 1, 2020.

2. Follow instructions to complete the scholarship application on the student financial services web page found here.

3. Be prepared to participate in two short technique classes and discuss the following question in an interview with the faculty:  What is the meaning of dance in your life?

Terms of the Scholarship

1.  We encourage the scholarship recipient to pursue a major in Dance or a double-major in Dance and another discipline.  The annual scholarship recipient must meet the following criteria in order for the scholarship to be renewed each year:

a. participation (as a performer, crew member, or production team member) in the Ursinus College Dance Company concert every year.

b. enrollment in at least one 2-4 credit Dance course each year.

2. Please note that the Performing Arts Scholarship in Dance replaces any Ursinus College Scholarship previously offered by Ursinus College.

Theater Program Scholarship
How to apply:

1. Apply to the college by January 1, 2020.

2. Follow instructions to complete the scholarship application on the student financial services web page found here.

3. Prepare two (2) contrasting monologues that, combined, do not exceed three minutes.

4. Be prepared to participate in an acting workshop and a short interview.

Terms of the Scholarship

1. We encourage the scholarship recipient to pursue a major in Theater or a double-major in Theater and another discipline. The scholarship recipient must meet the following two criteria each year for the scholarship to be renewed each year:

a. participation (as a performer, crew member, or production team member) in at least one of the four Department-sponsored theater productions each year.

b. enrollment in at least one 2-4 credit Theater course each year.

2. Please note that the Theater Scholarship replaces any Ursinus College Scholarship previously offered by Ursinus College.

September 19th, 2019

October 3rd, 2019

  • Oct 3 2019 7:30pm
    Complete Works of Ursinus College (abridged) The Complete History of Ursinus College (Abridged)
    Lenfest Theater, Kaleidoscope Building

    This “complete” history of Ursinus is a fun, fast-paced, entertaining show that will bring the college’s 150 years to life. Written specifically for our anniversary year, this original production will allow everyone to salute all things Ursinus.

October 4th, 2019

  • Oct 4 2019 7:30pm
    Complete Works of Ursinus College (abridged) The Complete History of Ursinus College (Abridged)
    Lenfest Theater, Kaleidoscope Building

    This “complete” history of Ursinus is a fun, fast-paced, entertaining show that will bring the college’s 150 years to life. Written specifically for our anniversary year, this original production will allow everyone to salute all things Ursinus.