Scholarships

NOTICE: The 2017 deadline for current students to apply for department scholarships is March 10. Please note that this is the Friday before Spring Break!

To submit an application click on the link just to the left.  You will be asked to upload a resume so be sure to have an electronic version ready.

Financial Aid

For more information about financial aid visit Appalachian State's Office of Financial Aid

University Scholarships

Theatre and Dance Scholarship for Incoming Freshmen

Incoming freshman interested in majoring in either the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts Education or the Bachelor of Arts in Dance Studies are encouraged to consider applying for a Fine and Applied Arts Freshman Scholarship of $1,000.
Criteria: Commitment and intent to major in Theatre Arts Education
Or Commitment and intent to major in Dance Studies
Amount: $1,000
Student Type: Incoming freshmen, or transfers with less than 30 hours
Deadline: April 30
How to Apply: Submit a 3-page essay:

  • Include full name, complete mailing address, email and phone information
  • Anticipated entrance date to ASU, SAT scores, High School GPA
  • Describe your career aspirations, artistic experience, other interests, financial need and other relevant information
  • Include a 10-minute DVD labeled clearly with your name and up to three clips of relevant dance or theatre experience

Mail applications to:
Theatre and Dance Department
c/o Kevin Warner, Chairperson
480 Howard Street, Chapel Wilson Hall
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608-2123

Department of Theatre and Dance Scholarships

Unless otherwise designated apply for all department scholarships using the unified Application Form.

Freshman, rising Sophomores or undesignated by classification

APO SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded by Alpha Psi Omega to a deserving member.

BETTY G. DOWLING MEMORIAL THEATRE EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP    

The scholarship is renewable and awarded to a rising sophomore, junior, or senior who is working toward certification in Theatre Arts.  The scholarship requires an overall grade point average of 3.0 and an average of 3.25 in the major and participation in at least one co-curricular production each semester.   

ENTROPY DANCE SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded annually to one or two students who are participants in the Entropy Dance Crew, a student organization with the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Criteria For Recipients:

  • The recipient must be a current club member in good standing, but does not have to be a dance major or minor.
  • There is not a minimum GPA requirement beyond the 2.5 required for club membership.
  • Financial need will be taken into consideration, but it will not be the sole determining factor.

THE LONGO FAMILY CBI SCHOLARSHIP    

The scholarship is awarded to a freshman pursuing a BA Performance degree.  The applicant should demonstrate an involvement with the community and a passion for their major.  Preference shall be given to applicants with financial need. The scholarship is renewable based on student continuing to meet scholarship criteria.

MOMENTUM DANCE SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded annually to a student who is a member of the Momentum Dance Club, a student organization with the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Criteria For Recipients:

  • The recipient must be a current club member in good standing, but does not have to be a dance major or minor.
  • There is not a minimum GPA requirement beyond the 2.5 required for club membership.
  • Financial need will be taken into consideration, but it will not be the sole determining factor.

THEATRE EDUCATION ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP

The Theatre Education Alumni Scholarship is awarded each year to five students pursuing a degree in Teaching Theatre, Grades K-12 through the Department of Theatre and Dance within the College of Fine and Applied Arts. This scholarship is awarded in annual increments. Preference is for the scholarship to stay with the student recipient from Freshman year through student teaching so long as they maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better and are declared as a BA in Theatre Education major.  Preference also will be given to students who remain active in promoting and participating in the Theatre Education program outside of their required curriculum.  Additional funds may be raised and used to increase the annually awarded amount.

Criteria For Recipients:

  • Be declared as a B.A. in Theatre Education major;
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5; and
  • Promote and participate in the Theatre Education program outside of their required curriculum

THEATRE FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship is awarded to a rising sophomore with a minimum 3.0 grade point average, a strong record of theatre and/or dance participation, and who plans to major in theatre.

Rising Junior and Seniors

CHRISTINA EARLY MEMORIAL THEATRE SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship is awarded to a rising junior or senior who is majoring in theatre and has been an outstanding participant in the design, technical or stage management areas. The scholarship requires an overall grade point average of 3.0.

CRATIS WILLIAMS SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship is awarded for two semesters and is open to rising junior and senior theatre majors who have an overall grade point average of  2.6 and an average of 3.0 in the major.  Active participation in co-curricular theatre productions required.

ED AND PAT PILKINGTON THEATRE SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship is awarded to a rising junior or senior who is majoring in theatre and working toward the B.A. degree with an emphasis in performance.  The scholarship requires a 3.0 overall grade point average.

DAVID H. MATTHEWS SCHOLARSHIP FOR THEATRE & DANCE

The scholarship is awarded to a rising junior or senior majoring in theatre, who is a full time student maintaining a 3.0 grade point average.  The scholarship is renewable upon satisfactory evidence of academic achievement

SUSAN S. COLE, ALPHA PSI OMEGA THEATRE SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship is open to rising junior and senior theatre majors, and requires an overall grade point average of 3.0 and an average of 3.25 in the major and membership in Alpha Psi Omega (honorary dramatic society).

THE DAVID THOMAS AND MICHAEL HIDALGO THEATRE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship is awarded to a rising junior or senior declared theatre major with a strong emphasis in Arts Management or Theatre Directing and who remains in good academic standing with a 3.0 or higher GPA.

Rising Seniors

JENNY E. WALTON MEMORIAL THEATRE AWARD

The scholarship is awarded to a rising senior (minimum of 90 semester hours) with the highest overall grade point average of those eligible at the end of the junior year.  The scholarship requires a declared major in Theatre Arts and a minimum of two years in residence at Appalachian State University. (The award will be determined after spring semester grades are recorded.)