Scholarships

Service Awards
The theatre program offers service awards to students who complete their online registration, attend Curtain Up Welcome Day, and complete a successful audition/interview. Service awardees must complete 15 hours of service for the department each semester by working High School Drama Festival and other department activities. These awards are $350 per year.              

Curtain Up Welcome Day will be held Saturday, February 27, 2016.

The day begins at 10am in the Tatum Theatre, and will include the following schedule of events.  The day typically concludes before 2pm.

-Introduction to the department

-Guided tours to prospective students and their families

-Individual meetings with department faculty to learn more about programs of study

-In groups, students will audition and/or interview. For this aspect of the Day:

  • Actors should prepare a 1-minute monologue entirely of their choosing, from any genre, style or period.
  • Actors may follow their monologue with 16 bars of a song of their choosing (a cappela only please), but singing is not required for audition.
  • Designers, directors, dramaturgs and stage managers should provide thieir portfolios for a portfolio review and interview with departmental faculty.

**All participants are encouraged to provide resumes and other supporting documents that best represent their work.

We look forward to your visit to our campus and our department. Please contact us if you have questions.

Foundation Awards
The USM Foundation administers a variety of scholarships for eligible students through a scholarship application system that has many useful online features and benefits. Students can easily search, review requirements, apply and accept awards for available scholarship opportunities. Interested students can apply for all scholarships administered by the USM Foundation using this online application. Students are required to complete the application only once each academic year. Apply at usmfoundation.com. Students will be considered for one of these scholarships after successful completion of their freshman year.

Department Special Scholarships
Department Special Scholarships are awarded by the theatre faculty for talented and needy students. These awards range from $100-$8000. These scholarships are highly exclusive and competitive.