The theater department awards a scholarship of $40,000/year to an outstanding theater student with ability, commitment, and leadership.
How to Apply
Students interested in auditioning must:
- For top consideration, students should apply to the college Early Action by November 1 or Early Decision 1 by December 1 and complete the required supplemental application by January 15. Limited finalist spots are available for Regular Decision and Early Decision 2 students who apply to the college by January 13 and submit the supplemental application by January 15.
- Complete the application by January 15, 2023. To apply students will login with the username and password sent to them upon application submission to Ursinus. Please check the email address associated with your application.
- Auditions will be held on campus in February 2023.*
*Theater design, theater technology, and stage management students will present a portfolio in lieu of a formal audition.
On the Day of Auditions, Applicants are Required to:
- Actors will prepare two contrasting memorized monologues that, combined, do not exceed three minutes.
- Theater design, theater technology, and stage management students will present their prepared portfolio.
- Be prepared to participate in both an acting workshop taught by Ursinus faculty and a short interview
Terms of the Scholarship
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:
- participation (as a performer, crew member, or production team member) in at least one of the four Department-sponsored theater productions each year
- enrollment in at least one 2-4 credit Theater course each year
Please note that the Theater Scholarship replaces any Ursinus College Scholarship previously offered by Ursinus College.