• Undergraduate Admission

  • Department Scholarships: Theatre Arts

    Hamline’s Theatre Arts Scholarship is designed to support students who have a demonstrated interest, aptitude, and passion for theatre arts. This award is renewable annually for four years in the amount of $3,000 per year. 

    Transfer student application deadline: March 15 

    First-year student application deadline: January 10  

    Scholarship Criteria

    Admitted students applying for this scholarship must be actively involved in the theatre program two of three terms (including January term) each year once the scholarship is awarded. Participation may include working backstage, acting in directing scenes, acting in mainstage shows, etc. Students must also participate in regular departmental reviews. A major in theatre arts is not required to be eligible for this scholarship. A select number of students will be invited to audition on campus as a final step in the award process. Please see information on the audition process below.

    All required materials for admission to Hamline University must be submitted before applying for departmental scholarships. Scholarship applications and materials received after the deadline will not be considered. Scholarships are only awarded to students who have received an offer of admission from Hamline University.

    Audition Process

    A select group of students will be invited to audition onsite with the Scholarship Selection Committee as the final step of the award process. These students should be prepared to present an audition and/or discuss their design, directing, technical or playwriting experiences. All auditions and interviews will be held on February 8, 2014. Please be available on this day should you receive a formal invitation to audition. Specific details on the audition process will be included in the invitation.

    Audition Requirements

    Performers: Choose two contrasting pieces (each 90 seconds or shorter) that best demonstrate your range and abilities. If you are using a play that you have written, your other selection must be from a published play. Start by introducing your selections and then move directly into your presentation. If you sing, please add a third element consisting of sixteen bars of music. Singers should bring their accompaniment music on an iPod or CD—singing a capella is not recommended. A chair will be provided for actors who wish to use one, but no other props are provided or necessary.

    Designers/technicians: Please bring a résumé of shows that you have worked on and any production sketches, models, or photos that will assist the committee in visualizing your work. Be prepared to discuss design process, interesting challenges, special effects, or unique solutions to problems.

    Playwrights, directors, and stage managers: Please bring a résumé of shows that you have worked on. Directors and stage managers should bring their production books, show photos, and other documentation that will assist the interview committee. Playwrights should bring scripts. Please note if your work has been performed and bring a production video, if possible.

    How to Maintain this Scholarship

    To maintain this scholarship annually, the scholarship recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA and participate in a theatre program two of three terms each year and as well as in departmental reviews.

    For answers to any questions, call the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 800-753-9753 or 651-523-2207 or email admission@hamline.edu.

  • Apply for the Theatre Arts Scholarship

    All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.
     

    * Name:


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    * Email:

    * High School:

    * Name of Theatre Director who knows your work:
     
     

    Preferred Theatre Activity
    (Acting, directing, tech, costumes, etc.)
     


     
    * Theatre Experience
    (Directing, Performance, Design/Tech or Playwriting, etc.  If none put N/A)

    Grade 9

     
    Grade 10

     
    Grade 11


     
    Grade 12 


     
     
    Any notable summer theatre experiences

    (high school only)



    Anything you’d like us to know about your background and interest in theatre


     

    Required materials

    : Regarding your theatrical ability. This letter should come from a director, designer or technician who has worked with you and can speak to the quality of your work.
      

    How to submit required materials:

    Please submit your letter of reference scholarships@hamline.edu. The letter of recommendation must be submitted via email on the same date as your application form is submitted.
      

    Signature

    I certify that all the information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that if the information I have provided is false, incomplete or inaccurate, my scholarship application to Hamline University may be voided. I recognize that the university reserves the right to award scholarships to students who demonstrate exemplary qualifications for each departmental scholarship at its own discretion.

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    You do not need to apply for academic and other scholarships; they are awarded based on your admission materials.

    Talent Scholarships 

    To apply for Talent Scholarships:

    1. Click on the specific scholarship link for which you would like to apply.

    2. Complete separate application form for each talent scholarship; submit form.

    3. Follow instructions on each scholarship page to submit additional required materials by scholarship deadline.

    Scholarship Criteria

    All required materials for admission to Hamline University must be submitted before applying for talent scholarships. 

    Scholarship applications and materials received after the deadline will not be considered.

    Scholarships are only awarded to students who have received an offer of admission from Hamline University.